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 …

Food Review – the Drift Inn

Our first expedition for the Voice was to visit the Drift Inn, which was fortunately bought last year and open for business again at the end of October. Previous managers Euan and Amy Henderson are back at the helm, and running the place as if they have never been away. As a rare pub-frequenter, this …

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 …

COAST begins its series of public meetings about the proposed salmon farm expansion

COAST has begun to hold public meeting around the island to discuss the proposed expansion of the Lamlash Bay fish farm. The photo was taken at the well-attended Kildonan Hall meeting on the 19th October. The audience discussed the environmental damage caused by this form of open cage aquaculture, where toxic chemicals and excrement pollute …

A Plastic Voyage

The film of Sea Dragon’s voyage around the UK, sampling the seas for plastic and raising awareness of this major issue, is now available to watch on YouTube. eXXpedition Round Britain was co-led by Sue Weaver of Kildonan and called in to Lamlash Bay during its circumnavigation. Find out more about Exxpedition here.  

SSC Full Consultation. Really?

Following the letter published by Craig Anderson CEO of SSC in The Arran Banner (7 Oct 2017) I felt compelled to debunk some myths that he is perpetuating and expose his deliberate lack of detail (some might say honesty) and unsubstantiated claims and promises.I have highlighted 8 of the most obvious and dealt with these …

COAST News: Continued salmon farm expansion in Arran’s MPA

COAST News Following the recent withdrawal by the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) of their application to expand their farm within our Marine Protected Area at Lamlash Bay, the Jersey-registered, banker-owned, Oslo-traded company, have almost immediately announced that they will be reapplying to expand the farm further and put in place newer and larger open cage …

Sea Dragon to sail into Lamlash Bay on 17th August

by Sue Weaver of Kildonan eXXpedition Round Britain’s yacht Sea Dragon will complete the first leg of her voyage around the British Isles by sailing into Lamlash Bay on August 17th. With her all-women crew of 14 – mostly volunteers – she’s trawling for plastics and toxics in the seas around Britain, aiming to complete …