Category: Current News

Solway Coast & Marine Project Walk and Talk Events

Solway Coast & Marine Project Walk and Talk Events. Dumfries & Galloway Council and the Solway Firth Partnership are working together to protect and improve the 200 mile Solway Coast from Loch Ryan in Stranraer to Gretna. Join us at one of a series of events along the coast over the winter. They’re designed for… Read more »

New sections of England Coast Path Open on the Solway

New sections of England Coast Path Open on the Solway. 33.3 miles (53.3km) of new King Charles III England Coast Path from Gretna to Allonby have opened. The new sections, from Gretna to Kirkandrews-on-Eden and between Rumbling Bridge and Allonby total 33.3 miles (53.3km), of which 9.9 miles (15.9km) provides entirely new or significantly improved… Read more »

Oceans of Value Film Screening and Workshop Online – Not too late to Book!

Solway Firth: Oceans of Value Film Screening and Workshop Online, 6.00pm to 7.30pm on Wednesday 29 Nov 2023. Join the Scottish Wildlife Trust and Solway Firth Partnership in watching the Oceans of Value film, capturing the values that Orkney communities place on their local marine environment. Then have your say on the key ocean issues… Read more »

Stanctuary Stakeholder Engagement in Stranraer on Thursday 30 November

Stanctuary Stakeholder Engagement in Stranraer, Thursday 30 November. The Stanctuary Project in Stranraer is reaching an important milestone and an engagement event has been organised at the Northwest Castle Hotel with the consultants carrying out the feasibility study. Join this interactive day to share your thoughts.  And to keep you all energised throughout, Dumfries and… Read more »

New Report Out Now: The Great Nurdle Hunt 2013-2023

New Report Out Now: The Great Nurdle Hunt 2013-2023. Results from the Great Nurdle Hunt (www.nurdlehunt.org.uk) recently published  by environmental charity Fidra reveal 86% of sites surveyed between 2013 and 2023 were polluted with plastic pellets called nurdles. Nearly all plastic products are made from nurdles and they are being mishandled and spilled during production,… Read more »

Solway Firth: Oceans of Value Film Screening and Workshop Online

Solway Firth: Oceans of Value Film Screening and Workshop Online, 6.00pm to 7.30pm on Wednesday 29 Nov 2023. Join the Scottish Wildlife Trust and Solway Firth Partnership in watching the Oceans of Value film, capturing the values that Orkney communities place on their local marine environment. Then have your say on the key ocean issues… Read more »

Writer Stephen Rutt takes Flight!

Writer Stephen Rutt takes Flight. Wednesday 15 November at 7.30pm, Robert Burns Theatre, Dumfries Writer and amateur naturalist Stephen Rutt talks about his first book, The Seafarers, as part of this year’s Book Week Scotland. The Seafarers is a portrait of lives lived largely on the wing and at sea, or else seasonally tied to some… Read more »

Solway Coast AONB Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) Historic Building Restoration Grant 2024/25

Solway Coast AONB Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) Historic Building Restoration Grant 2024/25. Are you a landowner and have a redundant historic farm building in need of repair? Do you have an older barn or byre at risk of dereliction? If so and these are within the Solway Coast AONB boundary, Defra’s Historic Building Restoration… Read more »

UK supports moratorium on deep sea mining to protect ocean and marine ecosystems

UK supports moratorium on deep sea mining to protect ocean and marine ecosystems. Ahead of International Seabed Authority (ISA) negotiations starting, and a month ahead of COP28, the UK government has announced its support for a moratorium on the granting of exploitation licences for deep sea mining projects – which involve the extraction of minerals… Read more »

Christmas Tree Festival Dumfries

Christmas Tree Festival Dumfries. Come along to the Christmas Tree Festival at St John’s Church in Dumfries and see the Solway Seaweed Tree!