***** Please note the Octopus Centre is currently CLOSED to the public, following Government advice regarding the Covid-19 outbreak*****

The Lamlash Tennis Courts are now open, as per Scot Gov. routemap guidelines. All tennis is “pay as you play” – 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; please adhere to Scot. Gov regulations on social distancing and household mingling.


Mathew Norton

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Matthew is a marine biology graduate and blogger from Plymouth University: “I’m fascinated with all sea life, for its diversity and influence in our lives. I look forward to getting


Simon on Whiting Bay beach a few years ago!


Simon, a travel industry professional and graphic designer, has returned home to Arran after many years living in South America.



I am currently working in Alaska on a cruise ship in the inside passage! I have been in glacier bay and Frederick sound for the last few days.

My MSc …



Jenny spent 3 months with the COAST team over the spring and summer of 2016. Her GIS skills came in very handy for the mapping of the seagrass beds in