Category: Featured News

MMO Plans Iteration 3 Stakeholder Engagement for the NW Marine Plan

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) will soon be embarking on the next phase of stakeholder engagement in the marine planning process in the NW Marine Plan area,  between 21 Jan and 29 March 2019.  It provides an opportunity for stakeholders to respond to the Iteration 3 outputs of the planning process: preferred policies and supporting… Read more »

International Marine Conference 20-21 February 2019

Scotland’s vision is for clean, healthy, safe, productive and diverse seas that are managed to meet the long term needs of nature and people. This is only achievable through strong national action and international cooperation. Scotland’s International Marine Conference 2019 will focus on current national and international actions to protect the marine environment. Through discussion… Read more »

Stranraer Skiffie Worlds 2019

SkiffieWorlds 2019 , a colourful and exciting time for Stranraer and the surrounding area when we welcome clubs from all over the World to the Worlds Coastal Rowing Championships; it won’t just be rowing organisers are planning a whole family fun festival with children’s, family activities, artisan food fair, trips to other tourism destinations and… Read more »

Have Your Say on the Cumbria Coastal Strategy

Cumbria County Council is leading on the production of the Cumbria Coastal Strategy (CCS) The CCS will be a plan to evaluate and manage the risks related to coastal flooding and erosion along the Cumbrian coastline on a long-term scale. The CCS will assess the existing condition of land and flood defences along the coastline… Read more »

MMO Consultation on Marine Licensing Exemptions

The consultation by Defra on marine licensing exemptions has now gone live. The purpose of the consultation is to seek views on proposed changes to marine licensing exemptions in the marine areas where the Secretary of State is the appropriate licensing authority, as administered by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). Exemptions allow the MMO to be… Read more »

Funding to Turn the Tide on Marine Plastics

Zero Waste Scotland are proving funding to seek innovative solutions in marine plastics capture, collection and recovery. In partnership with Marine Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland are now inviting grant applications for up to £1 million for projects which have the potential to support innovative technologies and processes that would deal with the capture, collection and processing… Read more »

Photographic Exhibition of the Solway Firth

An exhibition from local and regional photographers will be held at Shambellie House , New Abbey, Dumfries. From 15 Nov to 29 Nov 2018 an exhibition from local and regional photographers will be held at Shambellie House , New Abbey, Dumfries.  The venue will be open from 10.30am to 4.00pm each day. Christine Eltherington will also be… Read more »

SFP/AONB Joint Conference

Book onto our conference on the 2nd November in Carlisle, here If you cannot use eventrbite, email info@solwayfirthpartnership.co.uk or call 01387 702161 to book your place. Solway Firth Partnership & Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty warmly invite you to our joint conference 2018… Doug Allan, wildlife & documentary cameraman and author will deliver the… Read more »

Why not try some Solway Seafood?

Why not get out and about this summer and try some of the local seafood around the Solway Coast. Solway Firth Partnership is promoting local Solway Seafood and the places it can be found through their website. There are a number of local outlets in Dumfries and Galloway and in Cumbria where you can buy fresh… Read more »

Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland

The Scottish Government is consulting on a deposit return scheme for the country. More than two billion drinks are sold in Scotland in single-use containers every year, and the recycling rates for drinks containers are not as high as we would like, estimated at around 50% depending on the container. By incentivising their return to… Read more »