COAST publishes regular newsletters highlighting issues relating to the marine environment of Arran the Clyde, Scottish and international, coastal waters.
The Arran Banner
Updated:24/08/18, 8:01 am
By Hugh Boag
A leading Arran environmentalist is taking part in a major climate change summit in the US.
And one of the ambitious proposals he will be taking to the summit is how to make Arran carbon-neutral in the next few years.
Cunningham commits to tackling "serious issues" of biodiversity loss and climate change
Scottish Cabinet Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, visited us this week at Scotland’s first MPA visitor centre, the Octopus Centre. COAST was pleased to see her interact with the new exhibitions and display her knowledge! But we were even more pleased to hear her commit to taking action on biodiversity and climate change.
"Life is about timing" said Carl Lewis. Politics is too. Through the Priority Marine Features review, Cunningham has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to right the wrong done to Scottish coastal communities, their ecosystem and fisheries.
If our government really wants to protect our extraordinary sea life, safeguard Scotland’s blue carbon stocks, recover the diverse and healthy fisheries we used to have and promote low impact sustainable fishing, here is how to do it.
Read here COAST's objection to Marine Harvest’s latest application to site a Salmon Fish Farm at Rubha Riabhach on the Northern entrance to Cour Bay, which they refer to as North Kilbrannan.
We would like to invite you to donate a piece of work in any medium to a public exhibition to be held in the COAST office, the old Pavilion Lamlash, in the week before the Open Studios event and throughout the weekend.
The idea is that the work will not be signed and all work will be available to the public for a minimum donation of £25. A larger sum can be donated if the donor wishes. All funds raised will be donated to COAST.
COAST will provide a simple card mount for each piece. Heather McLeod of Arran Studio Shop has kindly offered her services in cutting the mounts. There is no need for you to mount or frame the work.
2D work, A4 (296mmx420mm) or A5 (148mm x 210mm)
3D work, small, of a comparable size to A5/A4
2D work should be on a surface suitable for mounting and hanging, e.g. watercolour paper, cartridge paper of a good weight, card or thin board.
The exhibition provides the opportunity to purchase a piece of art at a very affordable price whilst supporting a much loved local community organisation.
You will be invited to a cheese and wine evening to open the event Monday 6th August.
- Confirmation of participation by Monday 30th April (by return email)
- Delivery of work to the COAST office - Mon 11th June - Fri 22nd June, Mon - Fri 9am-4pm
- Exhibition opens 6th August, closes 13th August
Please reply to confirm your participation no later than 30th April as we need time to organise this event before the busy summer holidays begin.