Month: September 2021

Cabinet Approval for Workington Port Masterplan

Cabinet Approval has just now been given for the Workington Port Masterplan. Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet unanimously agreed to endorse the new masterplan for the Port of Workington on Thursday 23 September. The purpose of the masterplan is to identify opportunities to support the continued sustainable development of the Port through new business opportunities and… Read more »

A New Stretch of the England Coast Path is officially launched in Cumbria

A new stretch of the England Coast Path is officially launched in Cumbria. The new stretch covers over 52km (almost 33 miles) of trails from Whitehaven to Silecroft and includes the Solway Coast from Whitehaven to St Bees Head. The Solway attractions include: The historic Georgian town of Whitehaven – reputed to be the inspiration… Read more »

Coastal monitoring and historical coastal change workshops

Join coastal monitoring and historical coastal change workshops. As part of the Defra-funded Coastal Monitoring and Historical Coastal Change project, the British Geological Survey (BGS) are looking for participants to share their knowledge in a series of workshops. The first, taking place on 12 October 2021, aims to identify techniques for deriving historical coastal change… Read more »

Notice to Mariners in the Irish Sea including the Solway

Notice to Mariners in the Irish Sea including the Solway. Mariners are advised of the diving interventions on the Isle of Man Subsea Tee. The vessel Noordhoek Pathfinder will be conducting the diving operations on location while on DP2 (on fixed location with limited manoeuvrability. The work will commence earliest on the 25th of September… Read more »

Join the Great Global Nurdle Hunt

Join the Great Global Nurdle Hunt, 1 – 31 October 2021. This year the organisers, Fidra, want the event to be bigger and better than ever! With COP26 taking place in November in Glasgow, just a stone’s throw from nurdle HQ, Fidra are hoping to promote the results of this year’s Great Global Nurdle Hunt… Read more »

It’s All Happening on the Rhins!

It’s all happening on the Rhins! A range of events have been organised as part of Archaeology month and the Scottish Geology Festival. You can explore the Rhins online with the experts or even get out on a guided walk around the North Cairn radar station. Choose which one you’d like to attend from the… Read more »

Significant Saltmarsh

A new report highlights the significance of saltmarsh in Scotland for trapping and storing carbon, and helping to mitigate the effects of climate change. This new study used nationwide saltmarsh vegetation mapping and extensive saltmarsh soil property data to estimate the carbon stock of surface soils within Scotland’s saltmarsh. The Scottish Solway has extensive saltmarsh… Read more »

Big Beach Clean at Mersehead with SFP

Join the Big Beach Clean at Mersehead with Solway Firth Partnership on Saturday 16 October from 10am to 2pm. Migration is amazing. Each year wildlife travel to the Solway, often covering vast distances.  Winds and sea currents help or hinder migration and carry the plastics that wash up on our beaches. Clean the beach at… Read more »

Solway Coast Cycling Festival Nearly Here!

The Solway Coast Cycling Festival is a brand new event that will take place on the beautiful Silloth Green on Saturday 11 September 2021 from 10am to 4pm. The day after the Tour of Britain comes to Cumbria, this celebration of all things cycling is your chance to explore the beautiful Solway Coast by bike on one of the guided rides, follow… Read more »

Crown Estate Scotland Launches New £3 Million Fund

Crown Estate Scotland has just launched its  new £3 Million fund.  The Local Partnerships Capital Investment Fund is part of a wider commitment to promote sustainable development and support for community projects around Scotland. The process will involve the organisation making capital investments in projects of between £150k and £750k involving partnerships which aim to… Read more »