Month: April 2020

Tidelines Spring / Summer 2020 Now Available to Download

SFP have not been able to produce a printed version of Tidelines this spring / summer due to the COVID-19 restrictions.  But we have put together a downloadable version with lots of interesting articles for you to read during lockdown. Just click on the front cover image below

ScotWind Leasing – April Update

Following incorporation of feedback from developers and interested parties, Crown Estate Scotland (CES) have now completed the preparation of their ScotWind leasing documentation, and are working with The Scottish Government to finalise and formally launch Scotland’s first round of offshore wind leasing for a decade. ScotWind documentation includes: The launch pack (Offer Document; Registration &… Read more »

Kirkcudbright Bay Views Archaeology Report

Ship wreck

As part of the Galloway Glens Kirkcudbright Bay Views Project Solway Firth Partnership invited the SCAPE Trust and the Nautical Archaeology Society to work with volunteers to survey vulnerable coastal archaeological sites on the west side of Kirkcudbright Bay. Over a long weekend on 4th to 7th October 2019, two intertidal sites were visited and… Read more »

Fancy a Virtual Day at the Beach?

Join oceanographers and a coastal poet online to write coastal community poems and build word clouds about your favourite coastal locations. A time table of activities for the 1st and 2nd May is below. While the activities will be the same each day the questions, prompts and people’s responses will be different. 1st May 11:00… Read more »

New Strategy to Boost Scotland’s Marine Tourism: Giant Strides, 2020-2025

Following on from a successful Marine Tourism and Marine Trades Symposium in November last year, which heralded the launch of the new Draft Marine Tourism Strategy and subsequent consultation on the draft document, British Marine are delighted to announce the launch of Scotland’s Second Marine Tourism Strategy, Giant Strides 2020-2025. The strategy was officially launched… Read more »

Take the 2.6 Challenge for a Marine Charity

The 2.6 Challenge will launch this Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event that usually raises millions for charities. Marine charities are asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26… Read more »

Love My Beach Launches New Campaign – WOOP!

The Love my Beach Campaign has just launched a new initiative for everyone stuck at home during the Covid-19 lock down – Let’s Wipe Out Ocean Plastic! WOOP! Aimed at young people, and young women in particular, the campaign seeks to raise awareness of the fact that many of the products they most commonly use… Read more »

Support for Scottish seafood industry worth £22.5 million

The announcement on Friday of a further £3.5 million to help large sea fishing vessels brings the total made available to the seafood industry by the Scottish Government from new and existing funds to £22.5 million. The Government has used UK funding as well as existing Scottish budget to help meet the unique needs and… Read more »

Guidance from the MMO for Fishers Selling Catch Direct

The Marine Management Organisation has just published some guidance for fishers wanting to sell their catch direct during the covid-19 pandemic. The easy to follow guide can be accessed by clicking on the image below

Final SEASS and SEAES Reports Now Available

Throughout 2019 and the beginning of 2020 independent consultants EKOS have been undertaking two important projects known as SEASS and SEAES. These projects sought to form a Socio-economic Analysis of the Scottish Solway (SEASS) and a Socio-economic Analysis of the English Solway (SEAES). These projects are separate, each being funded individually through the European Maritime… Read more »