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 …

Make a splash with Arran’s new Snorkel Trail

COAST and the Scottish Wildlife Trust released this message in the summer with the launch of Arran’s new snorkel trail.  The sea surrounding the Isle of Arran on the west coast of Scotland is bursting with marine life. For over a decade, parts of the area have been highly protected against any extraction and therefore …

SSC continue with North Arran Salmon Farm appeal

In their Summer newsletter COAST report that The Scottish Salmon Company have officially launched an appeal against the rejection of the planning application by North Ayrshire Planning Committee. Featured image credit James Appleton. North Arran Salmon Farm We are sad to report that the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) are persisting with their plans for an …

Could you be COAST’s next manager?

Do you have the experience to manage one of Scotland’s foremost community-led and award-winning marine conservation groups? Leading our dedicated team on the Isle of Arran you will have excellent strategic and people skills, a demonstrated commitment to conservation and the ability to realise the full potential of COAST’s unique Discovery Centre. Community of Arran …

The Big Seaweed Search

This month COAST has been focusing on kelp and other seaweeds in their series which looks at the habitats and species that are found under the waves in the South Arran Marine Protected area. In some of their posts on social media they have highlighted The Big Seaweed Search , a citizen science project that …

Job Ad – COAST Manager

Do you have the experience to manage Arran’s multi award-winning marine conservation group? Leading our dedicated island team, you will have excellent strategic and people skills, a demonstrated commitment to the environment, and the ability to help us realise the full potential of COAST’s unique Discovery Centre. For full application details or to discuss this …

SSC apply for SEPA CAR license to continue their salmon farm proposals

The Faroese owned Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) are persisting with their plans to develop an open cage salmon farm at Millstone Point, Arran despite the unanimous rejection by the North Ayrshire Council Planning Committee, in March, and large scale local and mainland opposition. This persistence indicates the large profits that are available to them to …