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 …

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 …