Irvine Unit

Irvine Unit has been active since 2011 and is a registered charity.

You will see us at Irvine beach every Saturday from 10am….you can’t miss us; we are temporarily based in a bright yellow caravan!

You can see our volunteers patrolling along the beach as well as up the river towards the town centre. They are there to spot potential hazards, provide assistance if required, offer advice and information about weather conditions, tides and the local area.

We also have a bright orange boat, a Dell Quay Dory, to patrol the rivers and harbour mouth and to offer training to our volunteers in boat handling skills. Wave when you see us! We’re a friendly group of people!

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 Charts, OS Maps etc. For more information, click here

Although no experience is required, we would also like to recruit Volunteers who do have skills to pass on to our new Volunteer recruits. If that’s you? Then please get in touch with us.

If you are interested in becoming a Coastwatch Scotland Volunteer, please click here