Activities On The Sea

People love the sea for many different reasons; for some it is a spectacle and others a marvel, but for the adventurous it is their playground. There are endless things that you can do on and in sea from deep sea diving to sailing the Mediterranean. Here on Arran a diverse variety of activity are…

Interview: Fun & educational rib tours

We asked Russ and Elspeth, owners of Ocean Breeze Rib Tours about their work, how far they travel, why they do it and environmental impacts. Interviewed by: Kirk, Lucy, Lewis and Tia  

ExXpetion warriors stopping at Lamlash Bay!

We interview Sue Weaver, member and co-organiser of the 2017 ExXpedition, an all-female crew on scientific research missions exploring the world’s oceans while creating inspiring narratives of female leadership with personal and environmental exploration.   More about what pollutes the sea here.

#100ReasonsToLoveTheSea – short videos

Ross, Tom, Bethany and Abi have been finding out what people on Arran love about living by the sea. Another group of S1, S2 and S3’s have also been exploring on Health and Wellbeing day. Please get in touch if you would like to be filmed by our young crew. Watch the full 15 videos…

Go on a beach clean!

Would you like your beaches to be unclean and scattered with rubbish? And disinterest tourists? And ruin your summer memories? And kill all the animals? We need to take action and solve this problem, get out there and clean our beaches! Take action to solve this issue! Or apply to place bins on beaches. Make…

Walking your dog on Arran’s beaches

Walking your dog is easy because there is nowhere your dog isn’t allowed (except on Holy Isle) which is great because so many places in Scotland have restricted areas. As a dog walker myself, the best sort of beach to walk your dog on is a beach that is never-ending and smooth with plenty of sand….

Why I like open water swimming in Arran

Arran is the perfect place for an open water swim. My favourite place to swim is Blackwaterfoot beach. It is a long, sandy and open beach which creates an inviting challenge for swimming. Living on an island there are hundreds of places to swim, but it’s Scotland, and it is freezing. So be equipped with…

Horse Riding around the coastline of Arran

On scorching, sunny day some people enjoy taking their horses down to the beautiful beaches on Arran. When the tides are low enough you can gallop along the harder sand and you can go for miles and miles. You can take them into the sea and go for a swim. The salt in the sea…

Fishing in Arran’s MPA

When I go fishing I usually fish for mackerel and haddock, around the island. The best place to fish is King’s Cross which is next to Whiting Bay. This is not the No Take Zone so you can fish anywhere there. All around the bay you can get mackerel, haddock and cod, these types of…

John encourages us to try coastal rowing!

John Baraclough of Arran Rowing Club tells us how he got into rowing, why he’s interested and how could we get involved in this short interview at Arran High School.

How Climate Change is Affecting Marine Life

Climate change is one of the most important issues of our time. It is affecting everything including marine life. With the sea levels rising, temperatures increasing and acidity changing, it is putting strain on the organisms that are inhabiting are oceans. Rising sea temperatures can cause coral to become stressed, when this happens the algae that lives…