Nov 28, 2016

Have your say on protection for Solway marine birds

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Natural England are inviting views on proposals to protect important areas for marine birds in the Solway Firth.



A Drop-in event will be held at the Tolbooth Arts Centre, Kirkcudbright, Wednesday 7 December 2 pm – 8 pm


A formal public consultation by SNH on behalf of Scottish Government is asking people to comment on a proposed Special Protection Area (pSPA) in the UK’s third largest estuary.


The proposals involve extending the boundary of the existing Upper Solway Flats & Marshes SPA, to protect internationally important populations of red-throated diver, common scoter and goosander, which return to Scotland each year to spend the winter in the Solway. Renaming the site as the Solway Firth SPA is also being proposed. 


The drop in event will provide the opportunity to find out more about the proposals from SNH staff and how to respond to the online consultation which is open until midnight on the 17 January 2017. 


If you have any general enquires regarding the SPA consultation, please email to them to or call 01463 725025


Solway Firth Partnership