Trace joined the COAST team in July and August 2023 as a Marine Engagement Intern and got stuck into the outdoor adventures and community spirit of the island.
Charlotte joined the COAST team in May and June 2023 as a Marine Engagement Intern and fell in love with the Arran landscape, people and seas.
After a long wait, RV COAST Explorer was officially launched in May 2023 ready to kickstart it's marine restoration and research work around Arran and the Clyde.
Kirsty, one of our Marine Engagement Interns, who joined us for four weeks in Spring 2023, shares some of her motivations, highlights and lessons from her time with COAST.
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.
We are delighted to welcome Áine Purcell-Milton to the COAST team as our new Executive Director, who joins us with a background in coastal community engagement and environmental education.