Category: Current News

Have you seen this fish in Cumbria?

European smelt (or ‘Sparling’ in Scotland) are a rare species of fish which used to be abundant along the coasts of the British Isles, only visiting our rivers once a year, in early spring, to spawn. Often remembered for its distinct cucumber scent, this silvery fish only grows to around 30cm and has suffered significant… Read more »

Scottish Government Consultation Open

Open Consultation on The Replacement of European Structural Funds In Scotland Post EU-Exit For over 40 years the European Structural Funds have helped support Scotland by helping to “invest in job creation and a sustainable and healthy European economy and environment.” If the UK leaves the EU then there will no longer be support from… Read more »

Mawbray Banks Volunteer Work Party on Thursday 14 November

The Solway Coast AONB Volunteer session on Thursday 14 November will return to Mawbray Banks. The task this week will include some tidying and finishing work around the natterjack toad pools, some work around the north car park and some litter picking if time. Meet at Mawbray Banks Yard Car park (South car park –… Read more »

Vacancies at Natural England

Two vacancies are available for application to external candidates for the LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES project. Recreation ReMEDIES is an EU LIFE funded (LIFE 18 NAT/UK/000039) project led by Natural England. Recreation ReMEDIES (Restoring and Mitigating Erosion and Disturbance Impacts affecting the Seabed) seeks to improve the condition of subtidal and intertidal habitats such as seagrass… Read more »

Solway Firth Partnership AGM on Friday 29 November 2019

Solway Firth Partnership will be holding their Annual General Meeting at 2.00pm on Friday 29 November at Tullie House, Carlisle. Come along and find out all about the projects the team at SFP have been working on over the last year. Everyone is welcome to come along but booking is appreciated so we can cater… Read more »

Fishing Faces – Revealing the people supporting south west Scotland’s fishing industry

Fishing Faces

The aim of the Fishing Faces Project is to raise awareness of the importance of commercial fishing to Dumfries and Galloway by highlighting personal stories that give an insight into the industry. The Solway supports a diverse mixed fishery, resulting in local fishermen targeting a wide range of fish and shellfish species. Fish processing businesses… Read more »

Tidelines Winter 2019 Now Available

The new winter edition of Tidelines is now out! A hard copy can be picked up at the usual outlets – libraries, visitor centres and from partner organisations. You can download an electronic copy – Tidelines Winter 2019_issue 51_web

Vacancy for Clyde Marine Planning Partnership Public Engagement Officer

The Clyde-wide public engagement project is funded by the European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and delivers wide public engagement with the development and early implementation of the Clyde Regional Marine Plan (CRMP). It aims to take account of the views of people who would not normally engage in marine planning; informing them about the… Read more »

Robin Rigg Community Fund Launches

Solway Firth Partnership (SFP) is now running the Robin Rigg Community Fund on both side of the Solway Firth. The Robin Rigg Community Fund is available to community groups and organisations in the Solway area undertaking activities that contribute to the reduction of the effects of climate change or otherwise benefit the local community. The… Read more »

Proposed New NWIFCA Byelaws

Two byelaws have been approved and made by the Authority. In accordance with Defra’s byelaw making process the Authority must now advertise these byelaws and provide a consultation period before they can be signed by the Minister to bring them into force. A summary of the byelaws can be found below and copies of both… Read more »