Category: Current News

Coastal Archaeology News from SCAPE

The latest enewsletter has just been published by SCAPE. They have lots of suggestions for keeping busy during the lock down. And if you don’t live near enough the coast to be able to get there for your daily exercise you can go on-line exploring! To read the full newsletter click here

National Lottery Heritage Emergency Fund Launched

In response to the COVID-19 crisis the National Lottery Heritage Fund have released information regarding a £50M Heritage Emergency Fund which will hopefully be of great benefit to some of our projects and partners during these challenging times. A quick summary of the fund is as follows: The £50m fund will be available for grants… Read more »


We are pleased to announce the SEAES and SEASS projects are now completed and the reports will soon be made available! Throughout 2019 and the beginning of 2020 independent consultants EKOS have been undertaking two important projects known as SEAES and SEASS. These projects sought to form a Socio-economic Analysis of the English Solway (SEAES)… Read more »

Public consultation on the draft North West Marine Plans

The public consultation on the draft North West Plans, that opened on 14 January 2020, is due to close in two weeks on 6 April 2020. We recognise that the ability of some consultees to respond might be affected by the current health emergency. If, as a result, you have any concerns about responding within… Read more »

COVID 19 – Emergency hardship support for Scottish fishing industry

COVID 19 is having a profound impact on all aspects of Scottish life. We are living in unprecedented times and as such our response to the current situation will be rapid, decisive and meaningful. The First Minister has already outlined the actions the Scottish Government is taking, alongside the UK Government, to preserve life and… Read more »

Grant Funding Still Available from Sea Changers!

Sea-Changers gives grants to a range of UK-based, marine conservation charities and not-for-profit organisations. We are particularly interested in grassroots projects which galvanise community action and projects which increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. Marine Litter Sea Changers have a small amount of funding that is specifically available to projects based in Scotland… Read more »

Solway Firth Partnership – Remote Working

We wanted to let you all know that in line with Government advice we are all working remotely for the time being from Wednesday 18th March 2020. We are lucky that we have the ability to work remotely and still complete much of our work. If you have any queries you can contact us via email…. Read more »

Marine Planning (English Solway) – consultation recorded webinars

The MMO held a series of five webinar from 5-13 February 2020 to support the current statutory consultation including one on the draft North West Marine Plans. Recordings of the webinar can be accessed at the following link: North West Webinar.  Also available is the record of the North West Webinar Q&A session that was… Read more »

SFP Produces New Publication – ‘Words & Places’

Solway Firth Partnership has just published online a new booklet – Words & Places, Understanding names on Scotland’s Southern Coast. The guide is an introduction to coastal place names on the long and varied coast of Dumfries and Galloway. It has been produced as part of the Solway Coastwise project managed by Solway Firth Partnership… Read more »

Robin Rigg Community Fund – 2020 Awards

RWE Robin Rigg and the Solway Firth Partnership are pleased to announce the recipients of grants for 2020 from the Robin Rigg Community Fund. We have disbursed over £120,000 to 19 organisations in Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway. The grants support a variety of projects but they all have one thing in common: helping these… Read more »