***** 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.

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The Coastal Communities Network

Since the creation of the No Take Zone in 2008, COAST started to receive requests for support from other Scottish communities that wanted to protect their coastal areas from dredging, trawling or salmon farming.

COAST started a partnership with Flora and Fauna International in 2014, realising that each community had to lead its own way and needed bespoke support tailored to their own priorities and context. This is how Kerri Whiteside came on board as Project Manager for the Scotland Marine Community Support Project. In the last 4 years, the network has grown from 6 to 13 coastal communities. Rebecca Plant has joined the team as Marine Project Officer, and is the one behind the network’s website Communities for the Seas and newsletters that bring relevant and timely information to our groups, most of them volunteer-based. As well as support and sharing of resources between groups, the network has a number of supporting and associated organisations, including most key marine stakeholders in Scotland.