Fish Farm-ageddon

With the announcement by Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) that it intends to submit an even more expansive planning proposal for its fish farm in Lamlash Bay the community of Arran finds itself in another battle to save its sea from the harm caused by an expanded fish farm. The community of Arran had thought it …

Scottish Ministers are caught out!

Scottish Ministers tried unlawfully to protect the worst-performing fish farms from public scrutiny. Scottish Ministers have been ordered to disclose the names of Scotland’s ‘liciest’ salmon farms to Salmon and Trout Conservation Scotland. The Scottish Information Commissioner has decided that Scottish Ministers tried unlawfully to protect the worst-performing fish farms from public scrutiny. The Scottish …

A message from eXXpedition

We can’t believe it but exxpeditionroundbritain is completed! A full update is coming, but we want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us on this journey, come along to our events and helped us spread the word about eXXpedition, plastic pollution and toxics in our seas.

The Marine Conservation Society and COAST welcome the bottle deposit return scheme

Deposit returns to be a reality for Scotland; system for bottles and drinks cans announced. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) welcomes the commitment to a bottle deposit return system made by Scottish Government. Catherine Gemmell, Scotland Conservation Officer said: “As a founding partner in the Have You Got The Bottle campaign, we are absolutely thrilled …

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 …

Eco Savvy’s Reuse Micro Hubs

A New Message from Eco Savvy Arran Eco Savvy is delighted to welcome Judith King. Judith is Eco Savvy’s Reuse Micro-hubs project manager. Micro-hub managers  have now been employed  as part time managers for our villages. Eco-Savvy’s new project is  Arran Eco Savvy Reuse Micro-hubs, which aims to create an island wide network of reuse …

The Song of the Sea Dragon

The Song of the Sea Dragon By Sue Weaver I’ve been here a long, long time, swimming deep, shimmering and swirling, taking shape – if you can call it that – from light and fire, star radiance, azure pearliness and moonshine. My Sea Dragon home is the ocean, all of it, that vast, never ending …

Denier-in-Chief Trump Should Read NOAA’s Frightening New Climate Report

Denier-in-Chief Trump Should Read NOAA’s Frightening New Climate Report; with “highest concentration of CO2 in the air in 800,000 years,” how much more proof does president need? By Jake Johnson, staff writer at Common Dreams With a climate denier in the Oval Office, a “fossil fuel puppet” heading the Environmental Protection Agency, and Big Oil …

Cruise ships can emit as much particulate matter as a million cars every day

Cruise ships can emit as much particulate matter as a million cars every day and the air quality on deck can be as bad as the world’s most polluted cities, according to a new investigation. An undercover investigation by the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 television station has revealed the shocking levels of pollution found on …

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 …