Category: Current News

Countdown to Stranraer Oyster Festival 2019


The celebration of Scotland’s wild, native oysters is back for its third year and the programme is guaranteed to be bursting with fun, festivities and flavour!  Marking the start of the native oyster harvesting season, Stranraer Development Trust is bringing top chefs, inspiring speakers, amazing entertainers and some of the world’s leading oyster experts together… Read more »

Caerlaverock Evening Exploration


Join staff from Historic Environment Scotland, SNH and WWT on Friday 16 August from 7.30pm to 10.00pm for a special evening guided walk around the grounds of Caerlaverock Castle and the National Nature Reserve. You will look out for all sorts of nocturnal wildlife – come along for chance to look for moths, badgers and bats… Read more »

Participate in a Focus Group about Saltmarshes

A Sustainable Development PhD student at the University of St Andrews would like to invite members of the public to participate in a discussion about saltmarshes. Join the focus group on either of the days: Wednesday 7 August from 6.00pm to 7.30pm or Thursday 8 August from 6.00pm to 7.30pm at Logan Room, Lochvale House, Georgetown Road, Dumfries, DG1 4DF… Read more »

New Beach Guide for the Cumbrian Solway Launched in Active Coast Week

A windy Allonby Beach was the location for the launch of the new Beach and Explorers Guide to the Solway Cumbrian Coast! The new guide will be distributed around the county and further afield to encourage local people and visitors to visit the beautiful coast. Whether you want to just go for a stroll, walk… Read more »

Annan Harbour Festival 2019

Annan Harbour

Annan Harbour Action Group are once again holding the Annan Harbour Festival.  So join the free family event at Annan Harbour on Saturday 24 August from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Find more information on their Facebook page

Join the Active Coast Week on Allonby Beach

Solway Coast AONB

Come along to Allonby Beach on Monday 22 July from 10am to 3pm to have fun trying out lots of new activities. From sea kayaking to stone stacking, there’s something for all the family to do!  And it’s all FREE!

West Cumbria Rivers Trust Summer Newsletter Now Out

West Cumbria Rivers Trust Summer Newsletter is out now. Read about:-  – the £3.4 million awarded for river improvement projects in West Cumbria – how they’re working with Highways England and the Environment Agency to help reduce flood risk in Portinscale and Braithwaite – the results of their latest annual fish survey in the Derwent… Read more »

We all love our Solway Coast – Your opinion counts!

Every five years, the AONB team review and produce a management plan for the Solway Coast Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The time has now come to prepare for the next plan which starts in 2020. What do you think should be the priorities for the Solway and its landscape? If you haven’t already, please… Read more »

Vacancy for Chair of Clyde MPP & Clyde 2020 Steering Group


A new Chair for Clyde Marine Planning Partnership and Clyde 2020 Steering Group is sought.  The tasks required as Chair are as follows:   – Chair the CMPP quarterly Members’ meetings and annual general meetings and the Clyde 2020 meetings. Chair CMPP Board meetings as required. [Estimated up to 8 meetings per year]. – Lead… Read more »