Category: Current News

MMO Recruiting for Principal Marine Conservation Manager

MMO Recruiting for Principal Marine Conservation Manager. The MMO is recruiting for a Principle Marine Conservation Manager. They will sit within the Marine Conservation Team and will help deliver the MMO’s Strategic Goal 1: Work with partners to restore functioning marine ecosystems introducing increased levels of protection and improvement to our marine environment. The role… Read more »

Lobster Pot Luck – a day of ocean plastic exploration & a seafood lunch

Lobster Pot Luck – a day of ocean plastic exploration & a seafood lunch. Saturday 9 March, 10am to 4pm at South Machars Community Centre, Whithorn. Have you ever wondered where our ocean plastics originate, how far they travel, or pondered how we might put them to use and reuse? Did you know that along… Read more »

Take Part in the Scottish Adder Survey

Take Part in the Scottish Adder Survey. There is growing evidence of a long-term decline in adder populations in Britain, especially in England, although the situation here in Scotland is less clear, highlighting the need to better understand adder distribution and conservation status. The adder is the only widespread native snake occurring in Scotland and… Read more »

£14 million for Scottish Marine and Fishing Businesses

£14 million for Scottish Marine and Fishing Businesses. Businesses and marine organisations in Scotland’s coastal communities will benefit from £14 million in grants from the Marine Fund Scotland 2023-24. A total of 91 projects, with grants ranging from just under £1,000 up to £1.6 million, will support innovation and sustainable practices for the marine economy,… Read more »

UK Government Launches New Measures to Halt and Reverse Nature’s Decline

UK government launches new measures to halt and reverse nature’s decline. Puffins and porpoises are just two of the species set to benefit from new measures set out by the Government on 31 January to boost nature recovery on land and at sea. The new plans – announced one year on from the launch of… Read more »

SMP Explorer: Digital shoreline management tool launched

SMP Explorer: Digital shoreline management tool launched. The Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) Explorer will enable coastal practitioners and local planners to find the information they need more easily. It will also improve the Environment Agency’s ability to monitor the risks of flooding and erosion around England’s coasts throughout this century. New content will regularly be added to… Read more »

Regional Land Use Framework Consultation Events – Newton Stewart Monday 22nd January, Online Wednesday 31st January

Regional Land Use Framework (RLUF) Consultation Events Events are being held in Newton Stewart and online during January to promote the RLUF. Please book your FREE ticket for your preferred location at the following links: Monday 22nd January Vaults Art Centre, Newton Stewart https://SOSDRLUFNewtonStewart.eventbrite.co.uk Wednesday 31st January Online (6.30pm-7.30pm) https://SOSDRLUFOnline.eventbrite.co.uk All organisations, communities, and individuals… Read more »

New Funding Available for Fisheries Projects across England

New funding available for fisheries projects across England. A total of £730,000 is available through the Environment Agency’s Fisheries Improvement Programme (FIP) to help create sustainable and resilient fisheries. The fund is now open for applications and will close on February 14th at 5pm. The Environment Agency (EA) is inviting applications for a share of… Read more »

The Solway Hoard visits Stranraer

The Solway Hoard comes to Creative Stranraer Hub. ADMISSION FREE Thursday 18 January to Saturday 3 February, 11am to 4pm, at Creative Stranraer Hub, 23 King Street, Stranraer Journey forward in time to the year 3023 when a hoard of rare and valuable plastic objects has been discovered. Visit the exhibition and discover the fascinating… Read more »

Small SCAMP Grants Available for Communities

As “Coastodians”, we wanted to let you know about a small grants program we have available to communities to help find ways to connect people to their Coastal and Marine environment. We have grants of £100 – £1000 for communities to further explore their relationship with their Coastal and Marine Environment. The grants are open… Read more »