COAST Explorer Survey

COAST are excited to share their amazing new asset, the COAST Explorer, to help support their marine restoration activities, and they want to make sure they use the boat to maximum benefit for the widest groups of people. COAST have set up a survey to gather the community’s input on how the boat could be …

COAST Explorer ready to set sail for Arran!

The RV COAST Explorer, a versatile and multifunctional vessel that will help deliver a range of restoration, research and education projects, is en route to Arran, with arrival set for the beginning of November. The boat is set to arrive in Ardrossan this week where she will be safety tested before undertaking the passage over …

Music to celebrate 14 years of the No Take Zone

Last month saw the 14th anniversary of the No Take Zone in Lamlash Bay. On 20th September COAST said: Today we celebrate the 14th year of the No Take Zone. To help us celebrate, Sequoia has released a new music video which celebrates the waters around Arran, as part of their WATER MUSIC source to …

COAST is hiring!

Are you dependable, flexible, and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment? Then why not join the dynamic, hardworking & passionate team at COAST. COAST is looking to recruit a part time Facilities Officer For more details go to www.arrancoast.com/vacancies/ Or call us at the Discovery Centre 01770 600 656 DUE DATE FOR …

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 …