Coastwatch  Edinburgh



   Volunteer Coastal Safety & Monitoring Organisation


Coastwatch Scotland is a Voluntary Coastal Safety & Monitoring Organisation which was founded 8 years ago.


Coastwatch Scotland Edinburgh was founded in Edinburgh,Scotland as an independent, non - governmental, volunteer coastal safety & monitoring organisation.Edinburgh Unit are looking for volunteers to help us to keep the Edinburgh coastline safe.Coastwatch Scotland is run entirely by volunteers who have an interest in, and concern for the safety of life at sea and on the coast.Our volunteers give up a few hours each week to learn how to keep a visual watch on coastal waters, beaches, harbours and how to keep a listening watch on the international distress frequency (channel 16 VHF) in support of search and rescue operations.


We also monitor wildlife in the area and report any problems to the relevant organisations.


There are units in Edinburgh, Irvine, St Monans and Boness.


You will be able to see our volunteers on patrol.They are there to spot potential hazards, provide assistance if required, offer advice and information about weather conditions, tides and the local area.


One of our aims is to build up a core of volunteers to train as watch - keepers, age 16 and over. There is no experience required to join us, just an interest in learning new skills and helping to keep our community safe.


Our training syllabus offers the chance to gain Royal Yachting Association qualifications in VHF Marine Radio Communications and First Aid.


Our in - house syllabus offers training in the basics of visual and radio watch keeping,incident reporting,ship recognition,the understanding of marine charts,os maps and more.


Please Note: We are NOT affiliated with any other organisation with a similar name.