Tag: Community of Arran Seabed Trust

Big funding boost lets Trust buy a new boat

The funding award announced by NatureScot is the first part of two rounds of awards that will total £10 million for projects across Scotland that will restore nature, safeguard wildlife and tackle the causes of climate change.

Mud, mud glorious mud…

The Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) is running a year-long media campaign to raise awareness of the many exciting habitats and species to be found in Arran’s seas, many protected by the South Arran Marine Protected Area.

England learns from COAST example of marine protection

The visiting delegation were particularly keen to learn from COAST trustees and staff about the work and processes that have gone into establishing the No Take Zone and MPA and the community led action that has led to their creation.

All go at Octopus Centre during half-term break

The most compelling for most children is the marine tank which holds a number of interesting aquatic creatures which they can seek out – a task made all the more fun as some are elusive and hide under rocks.

Fisheries vessel was carrying out research

Arran’s coastal inhabitants and ship spotters were quick off the mark late last week when what appeared to be a large fishing vessel was spotted off the coast in Brodick and Lamlash within the South Arran Marine Protected Area and the Lamlash Bay No Take Zone.