Congratulations to the Community of Arran Seabed Trust. COAST is a voluntary, not for profit community group which was set up in an attempt to redress the loss of marine life around the island of Arran. It is composed mainly of islanders but has members alll over the world.
In June of 2008, as part of the Observers Ethical Awards, singer Annie Lennox presented the award for Conservation Project of the Year to the group of retired islanders who had set up the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST).
By September COAST had persuaded the Scottish government to create Scotland's first-ever No-Take Zone in Lamlash Bay on the Isle of Arran - decisive action that positively changes the outlook for future generations of fish and islanders.
What can we do in our local communities???