Category: Featured News

Orkney Island’s Delegated Regional Marine Planning Powers

Orkney is officially delegated the powers to create a regional marine plan in a Scottish Ministerial Direction released today! The Delegation of Functions (Regional Marine Plan for the Scottish Marine Region for the Orkney Islands) Direction 2020 officially delegated these powers to the Orkney Islands Council. This means the Orkney Islands is the third Scottish… Read more »

Scottish Seafood Sector Kept up to date by Marine Scotland

The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end on the 31st of December 2020. From that point forward, businesses trading with EU Member States, EFTA countries and several other countries will do so on a ‘3rd country’ basis, which will have documentation and certification implications that we… Read more »

Kirkcudbright Bay Views Booklet Now Available

The Kirkcudbright Bay Views Project has now produced a new walks booklet. The Kirkcudbright Bay Views Project, supported by Galloway Glens Partnership Landscape Scheme, aims to enhance connections between people and place by improving paths and gathering local heritage knowledge to develop informed access to Kirkcudbright Bay. The project has now produced a new walks… Read more »

Consultation on Marine Renewables

A call for evidence has been launched by the government which will examine how the UK can build back greener through marine renewable projects across the country. Building on the recent consultation on the fourth round of the successful Contracts for Difference auction, this call for evidence is asking how government can support marine energy projects, such… Read more »

MMO Marine Planning Newsletter

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) creates an enewsletter with updates and information on the progress of marine planning around England. As planning progresses in the North West you can be notified of progress and updates through this enewsletter, such as the Consultation summary for the Draft North West (North East, South East and South West)… Read more »

RNLI Local Ambassador Scheme

Could your local coastal business be a RNLI Local Ambassador? Can they share life saving and water safety messages with the community? The RNLI Local Ambassador scheme is encouraging coastal businesses to share lifesaving and other important water safety messages with the local community. Sharing information like the ‘Beach Safety Campaign Poster’ and spreading this… Read more »

Marine Futures North West Internship Programme

The North West Wildlife Trusts is seeking an intern for the Marine Futures North West Programme. The Marine Futures Internship Programme offers a unique opportunity to candidates who are passionate and enthusiastic about the marine environment. The Marine Futures Intern will gain skills, knowledge and experience across a variety of sectors in this exciting field… Read more »

Great Global Nurdle Hunt Results Now Out

The results of the Great Global Nurdle Hunt 2020 are now out. Between the 13-22 March this year, more than 1000 volunteers from 28 countries, across all 7 continents, took part in the #GreatGlobalNurdleHunt. During this week long survey, nurdle hunters spent over 1200 hours scouring beaches, coastlines and riverbanks for nurdles. A total of… Read more »

Wanted – old and new photos of Puffins with fish

Project Puffin is asking for help in sourcing photos of puffins carrying fish in their beaks as part of RSPB’s Project Puffin. As you know, Puffins are in trouble.  Changing food availability, related to climate change, is thought to be one of the main reasons. Project Puffin can use photos of puffins carrying fish to… Read more »

New Round of Robin Rigg Community Fund Opens

Solway Firth Partnership is once again running the Robin Rigg Community Fund for 2021 on both side of the Solway Firth. The Robin Rigg Community Fund, provided by RWE Renewables, is available to community groups and organisations in the eligible Solway area undertaking activities that contribute to the reduction of the effects of climate change… Read more »