Jan 20, 2014

YES! Young E Citizens for a Sustainable European Coastline

Solway Firth Partnership hosted 10 young volunteers for 3 weeks as part the YES! project delivered through the European Union ‘Youth in Action’ Programme.


The Solway Firth Campus brought together young people from across Europe so they could learn about the area and develop the promotion of opportunities for volunteers to get involved in raising awareness of European coastal issues. Visiting both sides of the Solway, the participants were introduced to local environmental issues ranging from warming seas and non-native invasive species to erosion of heritage features on the coast. Many organisations and individuals helped to reveal the varied aspects of the Solway Firth from wildlife at Grune Point, Skinburness to community led regeneration at the Mull of Galloway. The YES! project aims to develop video, photography and interactive website features which will be of practical application to the Solway Firth Partnership.

Solway Firth Partnership