About the Coastal Communities Network

The Coastal Communities Network (CCN) is a collaboration of locally-focused community groups, guided by the belief that coastal communities across Scotland can harness long-term solutions to ensure healthy, well-managed seas.

The Network is facilitated by Fauna & Flora International and currently brings together 16 community groups around Scotland’s coast, as well as a host of other supporters and associated organisations.

Its purpose is to provide the means to establish a strong communication and action platform for building the community voice within marine conservation and management in Scotland.

CCN map

About Fauna & Flora International

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is a biodiversity conservation charity which envisages a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is effectively conserved by the people who live closest to it, supported by the global community.

FFI’s mission is to conserve threatened species and ecosystems, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science, and account for human needs.

Since 2011 FFI has been working with a range of partners in Scotland to further marine conservation efforts, with a focus on enabling coastal community groups to play an active role in marine management and conservation.

Members of the Scottish Parliament:
Michael Russell MSP – Scottish National Party (SNP)
Gail Ross MSP – Scottish National Party (SNP)
Patrick Harvie MSP – Green Party
Mark Ruskell MSP – Green Party
Rhoda Grant MSP – Scottish Labour
David Stewart MSP – Scottish Labour