Category: Current News

New Job Opportunity with Morecambe Bay Partnership

Morecambe Bay Partnership are looking for a new Nature and Wildlife Officer to deliver nature, heritage, disabled access, cycle ways and volunteering projects. For more information look at the Morcambe Bay Partnership website

Amaze Me LEADER Film Screenings

During the Summer of 2018, nearly 60 young people aged 18–30 from Scotland, Finland, Latvia and Estonia came to Dumfries and Galloway to take part in a week long Amaze Me LEADER event. The journey, funded by Dumfries and Galloway LEADER programme, involved them travelling across the region to consider the strengths, weaknesses, challenges and… Read more »

Marine Planning Newsletter

This issue, produced by the Marine Management Organisation, includes news on the recent stakeholder engagement on policy development for the North West, North East, South West and South East Marine Plans; the recent implementation training sessions that have been carried out; and the results of our monitoring survey of the use of the East and… Read more »

‘A sense of place’: Creative Writing on a Solway Saltmarsh – Book Now!

‘A sense of place’: a creative writing workshop on a Solway saltmarsh will run on Saturday 8 June from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The saltmarshes of the Upper Solway change daily with the tides and weather, and are home to millions of minute animals, salt-tolerant plants, and thousands of feeding birds. How can we convey our… Read more »

Volunteer for the C-side Project

The C-Side Carbon Storage Project is seeking volunteers for a salt marsh survey. The NERC funded C-SIDE (Carbon Storage in Inter tidal Environments) project is looking into the importance of salt marshes in absorbing carbon dioxide to combat climate change. C-SIDE is collecting lots of soil samples from salt marshes across England, Scotland and Wales…. Read more »

Waste and Recycling Event at Newton Stewart

Join Dumfries and Galloway Council staff on Tuesday 7 May at 7.00pm at the Ewart High School in Newton Stewart for a ward event on waste and recycling. The Ward Event will provide an opportunity to find out  how the Council handles the treatment, recycling and disposal of waste within the Ward and wider region…. Read more »

Scotland – A Rewilding Journey, at the Theatre Royal Dumfries

On Friday 3 May, the Theatre Royal in Dumfries is hosting a presentation and launch of a new book, SCOTLAND: A Rewilding Journey. This landmark book is a rallying call for a wilder Scotland, where forests abundant with life are regenerating, where rivers lined by alder and willow run freely, where damaged peatlands are revitalised… Read more »

Tidelines now available to download

The spring / summer edition of Tidelines is now available to download. From the launch of a new local attraction, the Solway Military Trail to learning about the salt pans of the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a lasting monument to a bygone industrial age, there’s something for everyone in this issue…. Read more »

Solway Coast AONB Volunteer Work Party at Mawbray Banks on Tuesday 9 April

NB: Change of venue and task for Tuesday 9 April to Mawbray Banks Contractors have been working on improving the existing Natterjack toad pool and digging and lining a new pool to improve the spawning habitat for the Natterjack Toad population. The contractors have now left and so there are a few jobs to do… Read more »

Join Solway Coastwise on Spring Walks and Archaeology Visits

Solway Coastwise are going to be out and about along the Solway Coast this spring!  Why not join them and find out more about your local coastal area. Or if you’ve always wanted to know about your local archaeology come along and meet the SCAPE coastal archaeologists. All the events are FREE but booking is… Read more »