July 13, 2010

Add your website to for free. They are aiming to build a list of deep sea fishing, crabbing, boat rides and whale watching operators worldwide. Dive boats can also be listed on and

RYA Passenger Safety Guidance

June 17, 2010

NEW GUIDANCE NOTES published by the RYA on Passenger Safety on Small Commercial High Speed Craft such as RIBs etc. Click here for 11 page information leaflet (415kb .pdf).

Basking Shark Information

June 15, 2010

NEW BASKING SHARK INFO available from SNH. Click for wallchart of Basking Shark Hotspots in West Scotland (663.3kb .pdf), Basking Shark leaflet (1/3 A4 folded, 838.9kb .pdf) and the SNH Commissioned ReportBasking Shark Hotspots on the West Coast of Scotland: Key sites, threats and implications for conservation of the species” (3772kb .pdf). If you’d like hard copies of the wallchart or leaflets please contact Jane Dodd on or 0300 244 9360 (Oban).

A&BC’s Marine and Coastal Development Unit

June 14, 2010

A reminder from A&BC’s Marine and Coastal Development Unit that they have various leaflets available for download or which can be posted out to you. See their website for details.

Salmon and Trout Association Petition

June 12, 2010

SIGN UP – The Salmon and Trout Association are running a campaign to try and prevent the contamination of wild fish by farmed fish. Sign up here.

Knot Practice

June 10, 2010

Animated knots online. Add a link to your website or pointedly show this to the crew member who just can’t get the hang of tying knots!

Troon Boat Jumble

May 2, 2010

Troon boat jumble. See for other dates around the country.

SSMEI Sound of Mull meeting – March 2010

March 25, 2010

SSMEI Sound of Mull meeting 1130 to 1600 at the Isle of Mull Hotel, Craignure. A closed meeting for members, the day was devoted to discussing amendments to the draft Marine Spatial Plan in light of consultation responses. Agenda (46.5kb .doc)

Scottish Natural Heritage Sharing Good Practice training day

March 17, 2010

Scottish Natural Heritage Sharing Good Practice training day Marine Wildlife: working together towards a better understanding, a free day’s training at Battleby, Perth. See flyer (95.7kb .pdf) and Booking Form (331.5 kb.doc) for further details.

AGM of ACBA – Minutes

AGM of ACBA held this evening at the Coastguard Office on Stevenson Street, Oban. The Meeting opened with an MCGA presentation followed by a Q&A session with Sector Officer Kenny Devine. Thereafter the AGM comprised (1) Welcome (2) Apologies (3) Minutes of 2009 AGM (4) Chairman’s report (5) Accounts for year and report (6) Any constitutional changes (7) Election of Office Bearers (8) AOB inc update on Oban Bay Marine and two additional relevant local matters. Minutes.