Nov 8, 2016

Glasgow University Students Clean Up!

A group of Glasgow University Students joined Solway Firth Partnership staff for a beach clean at Southerness.


The students, from environmental, health and teacher training courses, joined up with staff from the Solway Coastwise Project and the SIMCelt Project to find out more about Southerness and the Solway.  


Nic Coombey, Solway Coastwise Coordinator, highlighted the importance of the ponds at Southerness to the rare Natterjack toad, giving the students an insight into the habitat requirements of the toad and its reintroduction to Mersehead just along the coast.  This was followed by a look at place names and how they change over time.  The names are often associated with wildlife, industry or even smuggling.


The SIMCelt Project Officer then gave the students an update on the project and how the Solway is being used as a Case Study on transboundary governance.


The students ended the day with a beach clean, collecting several bags of rubbish.


For more information about the Solway Coastwise project visit the webpage here

For more information about the SIMCelt Project visit the webpage here

Solway Firth Partnership