The Nature Library is coming to COAST

As part of COAST’s programme of summer events, The Nature Library will be visiting the Discovery centre over the weekend of 30th and 31st July. The Nature Library is a reference library and reading space connecting people to land, sky and sea. Popping up in public spaces across Scotland, its travelling shelves hold many branches …

COAST Volunteer Treasurer

COAST are looking for a volunteer Treasurer The Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) is a community-led organisation that has made a huge difference to the conservation and restoration of the seas around Arran and the Clyde for the past 25 years. We are seeking an enthusiastic and confident volunteer Treasurer to join our Board …

COAST welcome new Executive Director

The Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) have an action-packed year ahead of them, which kick-started last month as they welcomed a new Executive Director, Áine Purcell-Milton, who takes over from Andrew Binnie. Áine is a diver, kite surfer and open water swimmer with an MSc is Marine Systems Management from St Andrews University and …

COAST secures boat for Arran’s MPA

An update from COAST’s winter newsletter: Next spring COAST is due to take delivery of our very own custom-made vessel. The boat, which is being built by Phantom Marine in Great Yarmouth, will be a 9m catamaran with an array of special additions to enable research, citizen science, diving and education. The projected benefits to …

Salmon farm planning appeal dismissed

MILLSTONE POINT SALMON FARM APPEAL BY SCOTTISH SALMON COMPANY TO THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT IS DISMISSED AND PLANNING APPLICATION REFUSED APPEAL DECISION NOTICE Planning appeal reference: PPA-310-2033 For full Report see Planning and Environmental Appeals Division www.dpea.scotland.gov Decision by The Reporter 9th November: I dismiss the appeal and refuse planning permission. Some of the pertinent unedited …

COAST featured on BBC Radio Scotland

COAST were featured on BBC Radio Scotland on Friday 29 October where Jenny Stark was interviewed about the work COAST do and the success of the No Take Zone. Well worth a listen! Please share it with others (links below). In the interview Jenny also mentioned about her talk on blue carbon at COP26, which …

COAST’S month of Blue Carbon

Each month COAST feature a series of posts on an aspect of our marine ecosystems on their Facebook page. Last month they highlighted the huge role marine ecosystems play in storing carbon – a term known as Blue Carbon – and which can play a vital role in helping to address climate change. Results of …

And COAST is recruiting!

Would you like to live on one of Scotland’s most beautiful islands, whilst leading one of the UK’s foremost marine conservation groups? If so, we’d like to hear from you. The job The Executive Director will work closely with the Board, staff, volunteers and external partners to deliver our ambitious programme. Managing COAST’s daily operations, …

Vote for COAST to be the RSPB Nature Champions of the Decade

Local community marine conservation group shortlisted for Nature Champion of the Decade The Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST), has been named as one of the nominees for Nature Champions of the Decade at RSPB Scotland’s 10th anniversary of Nature of Scotland Awards. Over the last 25 years, COAST has created a dynamic community-based path …