Appeal for coastwatch volunteers

The Coastwatch St Monans team
The Coastwatch St Monans team

The Coastwatch Scotland team in the East Neuk is appealing for more volunteer members to join.

Help is needed with manning the lookout in St Monans and carrying out patrols.

The uniformed group is a voluntary coastal safety and monitoring organisation, with the local facility opened officially in August last year at the St Monans Windmill.

All the group’s Scottish coastal stations are run entirely by volunteers, with five at the local base, headed by station manager John Kinsman.

“Coastwatch Scotland carries out lookout duties, shoreline patrols, beach patrols and coastal path patrols,” he explained. “It also assists in search and rescue, where and when required. Coastwatch St Monans volunteers also carry out shoreline patrols outwith hours, if manpower permits.”

The Coastwatch St Monans Lookout is manned on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1pm-4pm, while training night is Wednesday from 6-30pm-8pm.

Mr Kinsman appealed to anyone who was interested in helping their community in this way to call in during the lookout’s opening hours or contact