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Friends of the Sound of Jura, SC049740
Registered charity from 18 November 2019
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This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.AddressAinsley Smith & Co
Chartered Accountants
21 Argyll Square
Oban
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.PostcodePA34 4AT
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Shown where the charity has supplied us with a link to its website.Websitewww.friendsofthesoundofjura.org.uk
Charities are shown as Standard charities, Registered Social Landlords, or Cross-Border charities. These last two will link through to other Regulators’ websites, where you may be able to view the charity’s accounts.Regulatory Type Standard
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The organisation's purpose is : The advancement of environmental protection or improvement. The Friends of the Sound of Jura is a community group based in Knapdale, mid-Argyll; an area bounded on three sides by the sea. The sea and the myriad forms of life it sustains are of great importance to coastal communities. They support sustainable jobs, they add richness to everyday life and they provide 'ecosystem services' on a local and wider scale, such as sequestering carbon. Marine life is also precious in its own right. The Friends of the Sound of Jura seeks to promote the conservation of the marine environment, for the benefit of the coastal community it represents, and for others. The group's aims are: · To preserve and enhance the outstanding natural diversity of the Sound of Jura and Loch Sween area, and of Scotland's seas more widely, while promoting sustainable local economies. · To raise awareness in our community, and beyond, of issues affecting life in the sea and its sustainable use. · To seek closer engagement with organisations and individuals whose actions will affect our marine environment and to represent our community's opinions about those actions. · To give voice to the opinions of coastal people in the planning processes for the marine environment, where they are rarely given due weight. We seek to do this by informing and consulting our local community, and helping to express its opinions. · To campaign more widely for marine conservation and the sustainable use of the sea we all share. · To educate future generations on the need for marine conservation. The Friends of the Sound of Jura exists to serve its community, by encouraging marine conservation. The group has existed for two years in an informal way, so it already has experience of doing this. We intend to achieve our aims by building on this experience. On behalf of the community, we will gather information on threats to our marine environment, assessing them rigorously and sharing this information with our supporters. We will invite regular discussion in order that we can fairly represent the best interests of the community. Such benefits may be tangible increases in sustainable jobs, such as sea angling charters, sea kayak guiding, ecotourism and associated jobs in providing accommodation, seafood etc.
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Current status of the charity.Charity Status: Active
Whether the charity is a Trust, Company, Unincorporated Association, SCIO, Educational Endowment, Industrial & Provident Society or Statutory Corporation, the date it became that form, and any previous forms it may have had.Constitutional Form: SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation)
This best describes how local or widespread the work of the charity is.Geographical Spread: A specific local point, community or neighbourhood
This local authority area in which the charity is currently operating.Main Operating Location: Argyll & Bute
The Charity and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act sets out 15 charitable purposes and one analogous purpose.Purposes: "The advancement of environmental protection or improvement"
This lists which beneficiary groups the charity has identified as being the main focus of activities: children / young people, older people, people with disabilities or health problems, people of a particular ethnic or racial origin, other defined groups, no specific group or for the benefit of the community, other charities / voluntary bodies.Beneficiaries: "No specific group, or for the benefit of the community"
This sets out the types of activity undertaken by the charity from the following: it makes grants, donations, loans, gifts or pensions to individuals, it makes grants, donations or gifts to organisations, it carries out activities or services itself, it does none of these.Types of activity undertaken: "It carries out activities or services itself"
Notes: continued objectives In order to achieve better marine conservation, we will engage with and will lobby policy-makers and decision-makers. This may be about specific issues of local concern, such as proposals for polluting fish farms, or national policies that have local repercussions. To this end we have already engaged in detail with SEPA, SNH and the Local Planning Authority (Argyll and Bute Council) on aquaculture planning and we have run a successful campaign to oppose a particularly damaging fish farm proposal. We have also organised a meeting to discuss marine pollution with the Head of Compliance at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and another with its CEO. Early in 2018 we were invited, as a community group, to give evidence at a session of the Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee of the Scottish Parliament. We have also engaged with the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee and with Ministers and several MSPs, to promote marine conservation. We have arranged and attended meetings with Marine Scotland and had a meeting with the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment. We have provided detailed written responses to government consultations on improving the protection of Priority Marine Features, on mechanical harvesting of seaweed and on the environmental and socio-economic impact of salmon farming

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