Month: July 2020

Scottish Government Carries Out New Research into Marine Renewables

Scottish Government Marine Research has carried out research which gives new insights on seabird behaviour and best practice methods for licensing. This will help government and industry better understand the implications of marine renewables on seabirds. The papers, which have been produced through the Scottish Government’s Scottish Marine Research Energy Programme (ScotMER) used a mixture… Read more »

Natural England Produces a New Countryside Code Poster for England

Solway Coast AONB

Natural England have produced a new Countryside Code Poster for England. This helps people understand how they should behave in the countryside. Click on the poster to open the full details. Or download the poster here

Get to the Coast in National Marine Week!

Running from the 28 July to 12 August, to take advantage of the tides, National Marine Week is a chance to celebrate the wonderful wildlife found in the seas around the UK, and our relationship with this incredible habitat that surrounds us. No matter where you are in the UK, there’s plenty to celebrate: our seas… Read more »

Wrecks in Kirkcudbright Bay – Join the Webinar

Dont forget to join the SCAPE Trust for a talk about the maritime history of Kirkcudbright Bay and the Fauna & Monreith wrecks.  This online event takes place online from 7.30pm to 9.00pm on Wednesday 12 August. Solway Firth Partnership brought the SCAPE Trust to Kirkcudbright Bay last year,  as part of the Galloway Glens… Read more »

Allerdale Local Plan (Part 2) Now Adopted

Allerdale Borough Council has formally adopted the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 2) at a virtual meeting of the Full Council on 22 July 2020. This follows receipt of the Inspectors report on 09 January 2020 concluding that the Local Plan is legally compliant and sound subject to the Inspector’s recommended modifications. These modifications are now… Read more »

Draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy (2019): consultation analysis report published

Marine Scotland has now published the consultation analysis report on the draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy. The Scottish Government published the draft Plan  on 18 December 2019 and the consultation ran until 25 March 2020, a total of 14 weeks. The draft Plan is accompanied by seven supporting documents; Strategic Environmental Assessment… Read more »

The MMO launches their vision for the next 10 years


The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has launched its vision document: ‘MMO – The Next Ten Years’. This sets out the MMO’s aims and how it will achieve its bold ambitions for a prosperous future for our seas, coasts and communities. The MMO Vision is, ‘A prosperous future for our seas, coasts and communities’. They further… Read more »

Scotland is stunning, let’s keep it that way!

Marine Litter

Zero Waste Scotland – in partnership with Scottish Government and Keep Scotland Beautiful – has launched a new campaign to encourage everyone to take pride in our outdoor spaces including our coast and keep them litter free. The campaign calls on everyone to do their part in preventing litter by simply binning their rubbish, or… Read more »

Great British Beach Clean 2020

The Great British Beach Clean looks a little different this year! This September Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is running the Great British Beach Clean for a week of citizen science from 18th – 25th September 2020. Like many events, this year the Great British Beach Clean looks a little different. Rather than encouraging volunteers to… Read more »

Kippford RNLI is Hosting a Virtual Open Week

Kippford RNLI is hosting a Virtual Open Week this year.  The event will run from Monday 27 July to Sunday 2 August. This is in place of the usual station open day which has sadly had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. There has been a lifeboat station at Kippford since 1966 and the… Read more »