Category: Current News

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 »

Highly Protected Marine Areas call for evidence launch

As part of the UK Government’s commitment to leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it, an independent review of Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) – which represent the upper end of environmental protection – was publicly announced on on the 8 June. The review, led by ex-fisheries Minister Richard Benyon… Read more »

Millport Marine Symposium

The 3rd Millport Marine Symposium will take place on Saturday 19th October and will feature 16 speakers from all fields of marine science.  The diverse array of presentation topics on offer is sure to provide exciting opportunities to find out about some fantastic projects from both here in the UK and further afield. The heavily… Read more »

Kirkcudbright Bay Maritime Archaeology

As part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Galloway Glens Project, Solway Firth Partnership will be running a series of events between 4 and 7 October with archaeologists from The SCAPE Trust at St Andrews University to reveal and record the history of Kirkcudbright Bay. There are still a few places left on the archaeology survey… Read more »

Volunteering Event on Friday 4 October 2019

Dumfries and Galloway Council (DGC) is committed to embracing Civic Pride, empowering communities and strengthening partnership-working with communities through our Streetscene Model. With this in mind, DGC would like to invite you to attend a Volunteering Event on Friday 4 October 2019 at 10.00am – 12noon in St Couans Hall, Kirkcowan (Village Hall). The purpose… Read more »

Fishing industry in 2018 statistics published

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published its annual UK Sea Fisheries Statistics 2018. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published its annual UK Sea Fisheries Statistics 2018 on its website. It includes details on the UK fleet, the number of fishermen, the quantity and value of UK landings, international trade, worldwide fishing and the… Read more »

Save the Date for Solway Firth Partnership AGM on Friday 29 November!

Save the Date! 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… Read more »

Crown Estate Scotland Consult on Draft 2020-23 Corporate Plan

The Crown Estate Scotland (CES) draft Corporate Plan is now out to consultation until 25 November and they are looking for feedback. The draft plan, Environmental Report and questions can be found here The draft plan covers a range of activity related to the coastline that is part of the Scottish Crown Estate. This includes… Read more »

Defra’s Latest Marine and Fisheries Update

New Environment Minister Rebecca Pow MP has joined Defra as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, where she will be responsible for the same portfolio that Thérèse Coffey held prior to her departure, which includes domestic marine policy. In addition, Zac Goldsmith MP has been promoted to Minister of State for Defra and the Department for… Read more »