Marine Scotland Meet the Community

By Cheryl Burgess and Paul Chandler, COAST The Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) hosted Marine Scotland Compliance officers on 8th November. The seminar, held at the COAST Octopus Centre was fully-booked and attended by members of the public, COAST staff, and volunteers who were interested to hear how they and Marine Scotland Compliance (MSC) …

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 …

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 …