***** 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.

Working with universities & marine organisations.
university students

We are very pleased to have seasonal volunteers and research students joining us every year.

They benefit from our guidance, facilities at the Octopus Centre and the immersive experience of working day to day with a community-led marine conservation charity. We are delighted for students to bring their enthusiasm, updated knowledge and skills to help COAST improve the health and biodiversity of Scottish Seas.

Many students learn about our communities’ experience through the news, the internet or hearing one of the talks we regularly give at university courses or conferences. Then they apply to volunteer with us. Some agree with us a research project to develop and others carry out marine conservation projects and tasks set by COAST (often in marine education and organisational support).

For more information on volunteering experiences, FAQs and how to apply have a look at our Volunteer section.

We are often asked to give talks to universities, at marine-themed conferences, to coastal community groups or to facilitate workshops about coastal community empowerment.

If you would like someone from our team to give a talk or facilitate a workshop please get in touch