Extraordinary Flame Shell discovery in South Arran MPA

An extensive flame shell bed (c. 10,000m2) has been discovered in the South Arran Marine Protected Area by local recreational divers/citizen scientists. As only the second known remaining flame shell bed in the Clyde marine region, this is a significant and exciting discovery not just for Arran but for biodiversity interests throughout the whole of Scotland.

COAST secures boat for Arran’s MPA

We are delighted to announce that we have secured funding for a versatile, wheel-chair accessible boat to deliver a range of restoration, research and education projects as part of our five year strategy.

New Online Shop!

Our new online shop is now LIVE! Browse for a selection of marine-themed gifts and support community marine conservation whilst doing so. From books to stationary, from jewellery to clothing we're bound to have something perfect for you or your special someone. Check out our new selection of children's books too!