Who we are


Solway Firth Partnership membership is open to anyone with an interest in the coast and sea. Membership is free, as are all our events and publications.

Our membership includes both organisations and individuals. Member organisations are set out in our constitution. To become an individual member, simply send us a completed membership form.

Board of Trustees

Solway Firth Partnership is an independent charity and is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board is drawn from the membership and includes representatives of member organisations and individuals. Trustees are elected at our AGM which is held alongside our annual conference and is open to everyone.

Mr Alastair McNeill

Awaiting Confirmation
Allerdale Borough Council

Cllr Anthony Markley
Cumbria County Council

Awaiting Confirmation
Carlisle City Council

Cllr Malcolm Johnstone
Dumfries & Galloway Council

Michael Cowan, Deputised by Pauline Gorley
Maryport Harbour Authority

Mr Charles Edwards

Mrs June Lochhead

Mr James Mitchell

Mr Rupert Shaw MBE

Mrs Ann Lackie


The Solway Firth Partnership staff team is based at Campbell House in Dumfries. There are two core staff with Project Staff when projects are running.

Clair McFarlan
Partnership Manager

Paul Mackey
Administrator / Finance Officer

Nic Coombey
Solway Coastwise Coordinator

Morag Walker
Solway Coastwise Assistant

Georgina Reid
SMILE Project Officer