***** 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.

The influence of the Lamlash Bay no-take zone on spatial and temporal variation in the recovery of commercially exploited crustaceans. Crimmins, E.

After nearly 10 years of protection, this study assesses whether the No Take Zone in Lamlash Bay has been successful in preserving and enhancing commercially important populations of European lobster, Brown crab and Velvet swimming crab.

This study provides invaluable evidence that temperate marine reserves can contribute in restoring and enhancing not only invertebrate communities but the wider marine environment. It also highlights the importance of looking at multi-species interactions, as our study found the presence of the reserves resulting in higher densities of lobster but a decline in crab.

2018. Crimmins. Influence of the Lamlash Bay NTZ Paper