***** 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.

Environmental NGO's

Environmental NGOs

We promote sustainable fishing and fish farming practices  and effective marine protected area management. To this end we are founder members of the Salmon Aquaculture Reform Network Scotland, we established the Coastal Communities Network with FFI and we are members of the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership to work with and hold Clyde region stakeholders to account to produce an environmentally sustainable Clyde Marine Plan in 2020.

COAST has a good relationship with larger Scottish e-NGO’s, especially the Marine Conservation Society through our local Seasearch surveys and training as well as feeding local marine litter data from our beach cleans into MCS’s BeachWatch programme.

We have also supported the Scottish Environment Link Marine Group’s campaign “Don’t take the P out of our MPA’s”. Their Save Scottish Seas website gives a good insight into the development of the MPA Network in Scotland.

We have also collaborated with the Great Nurdle Hunt, organised by FIDRA and with the Clyde Marine Mammal Project, who are monitoring porpoise populations in the Clyde.

The National Trust for Scotland, the Scottish Wildlife Trust, the Whales and Dolphin Conservation Trust and RSPB Scotland are also very active in improving coastal and marine policy in Scotland.

Other important conservation stakeholders, with whom we communicate on the Scottish West Coast, are the Mull Aquarium and the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust.