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June 2019

Marine Scotland & SNH Hope Spot Surveys

1st June 2019 - 30th June 2019
Sound of Jura United Kingdom

Marine Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage are planning seabed surveys within the Hope Spot during June 2018. Areas surveyed may include the Sound of Jura, Loch Sween and Loch Craignish. They will use a drop-down video camera to search for Priority Marine Feature species and habitats that are at risk from fishing methods that make contact with the seabed. These include northern sea fan and sponge communities, horse mussel beds, maerl beds, seagrass meadows and flame shell beds.

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Launch Event

8th June 2019

Scotland’s Argyll Coast and Islands have been declared a Hope Spot – the first in mainland United Kingdom – by international nonprofit Mission Blue to shed light on the immense beauty, rich history and vibrant life along the country’s west coast and to recognize the four community networks (CAOLAS, CROMACH, Friends of the Sound of Jura and Save Seil Sound) that have banded together under the Coastal Communities Network, Scotland, to raise community awareness of the need to encourage protection…

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Sound of Jura Beach Clean

12th June 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3rd July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Village shop, Tayvallich Argyll United Kingdom + Google Map

Throughout June, residents of Tayvallich will be cleaning the western seaboard of the Keills peninsula, the mainland opposite the Island of Jura. They will be collecting marine plastics and other debris from Crinan Harbour to Keills Point, which is largely inaccessible and can only be reached on foot or by boat.   We would welcome your support, and there are different ways of getting involved. You can either help practically by joining in the beach-cleaning exercise, or you can assist…

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Ian Banks Appreciation Society

22nd June 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Crinan Harbour, Crinan Harbour Argyll United Kingdom + Google Map

Celebrate literature, wilderness, and single malt whisky at Castle Dounie with The Iain Banks Appreciation Society. Enjoy stunning views across 'the sound you can see' while raising a glass to commemorate the life and works of a literary giant. This is an open event sponsored by distilleries throughout Scotland to toast the creative inspiration that comes from imbibing the perfect dram in the right place.

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