Category: Current News

Dumfries and Galloway Shoreline Management Plan Actions Published

Dumfries and Galloway Council have now published individual Action Plan docs and Preferred Policy Statements for each section of the coast in the DG Shoreline Management Plan. You can visit the virtual room to have a look at the documents and provide your feedback. Click here to visit the virtual room

Solway Firth Partnership AGM – Join us at 5.30pm on Thursday 18 November 2021

Solway Firth Partnership will be holding their AGM at 5.30pm on Thursday 18 November 2021. We will hold the Solway Firth Partnership (SFP) AGM live online at 5.30pm on Thursday 18 November. This will be followed by an opportunity to ask the staff any questions about SFP work over the past year. A pre-recorded staff… Read more »

Wild Goose Festival Back for 2nd Year!

Wild Goose Festival is back for its second year with a fantastic collection of inspiring family-friendly activities and events. The week-long festival runs from 16th – 23rd October, uniting art, literature, culture, community, and nature through a series of activities from interactive storytelling, nature walks, conversations, and creative events. The festival is supported by Dumfries… Read more »

Cabinet Approval for Workington Port Masterplan

Cabinet Approval has just now been given for the Workington Port Masterplan. Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet unanimously agreed to endorse the new masterplan for the Port of Workington on Thursday 23 September. The purpose of the masterplan is to identify opportunities to support the continued sustainable development of the Port through new business opportunities and… Read more »

A New Stretch of the England Coast Path is officially launched in Cumbria

A new stretch of the England Coast Path is officially launched in Cumbria. The new stretch covers over 52km (almost 33 miles) of trails from Whitehaven to Silecroft and includes the Solway Coast from Whitehaven to St Bees Head. The Solway attractions include: The historic Georgian town of Whitehaven – reputed to be the inspiration… Read more »

Coastal monitoring and historical coastal change workshops

Join coastal monitoring and historical coastal change workshops. As part of the Defra-funded Coastal Monitoring and Historical Coastal Change project, the British Geological Survey (BGS) are looking for participants to share their knowledge in a series of workshops. The first, taking place on 12 October 2021, aims to identify techniques for deriving historical coastal change… Read more »

Notice to Mariners in the Irish Sea including the Solway

Notice to Mariners in the Irish Sea including the Solway. Mariners are advised of the diving interventions on the Isle of Man Subsea Tee. The vessel Noordhoek Pathfinder will be conducting the diving operations on location while on DP2 (on fixed location with limited manoeuvrability. The work will commence earliest on the 25th of September… Read more »

Join the Great Global Nurdle Hunt

Join the Great Global Nurdle Hunt, 1 – 31 October 2021. This year the organisers, Fidra, want the event to be bigger and better than ever! With COP26 taking place in November in Glasgow, just a stone’s throw from nurdle HQ, Fidra are hoping to promote the results of this year’s Great Global Nurdle Hunt… Read more »

It’s All Happening on the Rhins!

It’s all happening on the Rhins! A range of events have been organised as part of Archaeology month and the Scottish Geology Festival. You can explore the Rhins online with the experts or even get out on a guided walk around the North Cairn radar station. Choose which one you’d like to attend from the… Read more »

Significant Saltmarsh

A new report highlights the significance of saltmarsh in Scotland for trapping and storing carbon, and helping to mitigate the effects of climate change. This new study used nationwide saltmarsh vegetation mapping and extensive saltmarsh soil property data to estimate the carbon stock of surface soils within Scotland’s saltmarsh. The Scottish Solway has extensive saltmarsh… Read more »