***** The Marine Visitor Centre is now re-open, with new policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety of everyone *****
– Unless exempt, please wear a face covering
– Only one household, or two individuals inside at any time
– For health & safety, we’ve had to modify our displays and minimise our hands-on experience
– Opening days/hours are subject to weekly change – please check our facebook page for most recent updates

The Lamlash Tennis Courts are fully open, on a “pay as you play” basis – please put money in the honesty box at the courts or donate to us online via our website. We are unable to provide equipment at this time, and all players participate at their own risk.

Effective
Marine Protected Area Management

With the some statutory management measures in place since February 2016 we are now campaigning to ensure that effective management of the South Arran Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area, and the wider MPA network, is undertaken by Government and regulatory bodies. If you would like to assist in reporting any potential suspicious fishing activity within the MPA please view our K.I.P.P.E.R. Guide here and download the pdf file here.

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Communities call for urgent action

In August 2019 COAST was one of 45 signatories on open letters to the First Minister and the Environment Climate Change and Land Reform (ECCLR) Committee, seeking urgent action to protect our National waters.

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Clyde Marine Planning

The Clyde Marine Planning Partnership

Following the publication of Scotland’s National Marine Plan, the Clyde Coastal Forum evolved into the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership, it is comprised of more than twenty organisations and statutory bodies who have a stake in how the Clyde Marine Region is managed.

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Fishing organisations

From our beginning we have worked with fishing organisations to protect the seabed and restore diverse and productive seas that benefit fishers and all other businesses, which rely on sustainable coastal and maritime ecosystems. 

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Kelp dredging, an unasked question

Ruaridh, 12 years old, lives in Lamlash Bay and is in the water nearly every day, swimming and snorkelling. COAST learned he is awaiting a response to his unasked question to environment secretary Roseanna Cunningham during her visit to Arran

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