Reimagining Margate

Using the town of Margate as their case study, students from Studio 2 of the BA Architecture Course at Central Saint Martin’s were inspired by the Blue New Deal to explore new ideas for living, working and playing by the seaside.

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Author: Central Saint Martin’s Studio 2 Architecture Students

Location: Margate

Scottish Seabird Centre
ScottishSeabirdCentre (c) Sean Bell

The Scottish Seabird Centre is a conservation and education charity dedicated to inspiring people to appreciate and care for wildlife and natural heritage. It is delivering significant socio-economic benefits to the area, including supporting over 80 jobs and contributing over £2million per annum to the local economy.

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Author: The Scottish Seabird Centre

Location: North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

Marine wildlife conservation and tourism
Survey 2nd - 8th August 2006 (photo credit: Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust)

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT)’s Sea Change project explores solutions, which can deliver conservation objectives as well as support jobs and the local economy in a number of coastal communities across the Hebrides, West Scotland.

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Author: Gemma Paterson, The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Location: Isle of Mull, Scotland

Portpatrick Harbour belongs to the community
Portpatrick Harbour Community Benefit Society kicking off thier community share pre launch campaign in collaboration with Life Boat Week

The Portpatrick Harbour Community Benefit Society have taken charge of their connection with the seas and brought their harbour into full community ownership to the benefit of current and future generations.

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Author: Morven Campbell

Location: Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway

Wales Coast App
App Image

The Wales Coast App has been developed by the environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy to offer visitors to the Wales coast all the information they need to fully explore and enjoy what coastal Wales has to offer, as well as supporting the local economies of Welsh coastal communities.

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Author: Emily Wells

Location: Wales

Northumberland Seafood Centre
Cooking demo puffin fest 15

The Northumberland Seafood Centre supports the local inshore fishing fleet by finding new lucrative markets for the produce as well as selling directly to the community; a whole catch ethos encourages sustainable fishing and introduces customers to new types of fish and seafood.

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Author: Julia Aston

Location: Amble, Northumberland, North East England

Loving the beach
Venus Company

The Venus Company aims to balance its customers’ needs with environmental and social considerations. The six Venus cafés and shops at beaches and locations in Devon and Cornwall support 30 jobs.

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Author: The Venus Company

Location: South West England

Eco-tourism in the Isle of Mull
Isle of Mull, Eagle by Jacob Spinks, Flickr

The Isle of Mull’s diverse wildlife, including iconic Scottish species like puffins and basking sharks, support a lot of the local industry and jobs. Wildlife tourism supports at least 110 jobs and £1.4 million of local income.

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Author: New Economics Foundation

Location: Inner Hebrides, Scotland

Coastal centre at Waterfoot
Coastal centre at Waterfoot Beach by Jude Byrne

Moyle District Council is using a £186,560 grant from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund to create a new coastal centre in Waterfoot Beach to celebrate the Sea of Moyle on the Causeway Coastal Route.

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Author: Moyle District Council

Location: County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Coasteering in North Wales
Anglesey costeering

Anglesey Adventures offers activities like Coasteering and is one of the many small businesses supporting the outdoor activity tourism sector in North Wales, which is worth £481 million and supports over 8,200 jobs.

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Author: Anglesey Adventures

Location: Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales