The Environment Secretary Comes to COAST

Scottish Cabinet Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, visited COAST this week at Scotland’s first MPA visitor centre, the Octopus Centre. During the Scottish Cabinet’s visit to Arran on Monday 27th August, the Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, made a trip to Coast where she was welcomed by co-founder Howard Wood, and …

National Chamber Music Day in Arran

September 15th is National Chamber Music Day, and Enterprise Music Scotland along with Music Arran and Coast, are running an ‘Eco music’ themed day in Lamlash. The organisers at Enterprise Music Scotland write: On the 15th of September, Enterprise Music Scotland (EMS) will host National Chamber Music Day 2018, the event which celebrates chamber music …

Launch of the Film “Shore” by Invisible Dust at the Screen Machine

Launch of the Film “Shore” by Invisible Dust – Free Screenings! On Friday, July 20, 2018 at 01:00 pm and Friday, July 27, 2018 at 04:00 pm Shore – an ambitious multi-arts and science project reflecting Scotland’s coastal communities’ responses to Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) – will launch in Brodick on the Isle of Arran …

A Call for an Immediate Moratorium on Salmon Farm Expansion

COAST have sent out this call from Salmon and Trout Conservation Scotland – Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland (S&TC Scotland) is today leading a call for an immediate moratorium on any new open cage marine salmon farms in Scotland or any expansion of existing sites. The call is supported by a wide cross section of 27 …

News from COAST

Coastal communities turning the tide SEPA’s CEO Terry A’Hearn and Aquaculture Specialist Mike Montague accepted our public invitation on social media to visit COAST this month. During a full day of discussion there were many straight questions from members of our community about SEPA’s regulatory role and the proposed expansion of Lamlash Bay Salmon Farm. …

Film-making Workshop at COAST

‘Shore: How We See The Sea’ Free Weekend Film-making Workshop in Lamlash Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th March 2018 The Old Tennis Pavilion in Lamlash will be open to everyone for a free two-day film-making workshop on 3-4 March 2018. Professional community artist/filmmaker Ed Webb-Ingall is sending an open invitation across Arran and the Firth …

COAST News

Are we pleased that Lamlash Bay Community Marine Reserve has been featured in Greenpeace International’s campaign video showcasing three marine reserves that work on our planet! Why ocean sanctuaries are so important When we create marine sanctuaries, we help restore the oceans for wildlife to thrive.Make history by helping to create the biggest protected area …

COAST’s New Year wish list

2017 has been a great year for COAST, with more community members than ever joining us and renovating Arran’s new marine hub on Lamlash Bay. From this centre we explore, research, educate and campaign for sustainable coastal and marine activities in our Marine Protected Area. Last week we were surprised to see budget cuts for …

Lamlash Fish Farm: A Message from COAST

Thanks to everyone who attended the COAST public meetings where we discussed and explored our community’s opinions on the Scottish Salmon Company’s (SSC) proposal to double the production of salmon in the waters of Lamlash Bay and potential development at other sites. As promised, we’d like to share with you: How you can help A …

COAST News

COAST is on the move! Our new address is: Old Pavilion, Lamlash, Isle of Arran, KA27 8LS Pop by and say hello next time you are passing! Coastal Communities Network NEW website COAST is excited and proud to be part of this fantastic network of coastal communities accross Scotland who are all working hard to …