Category: Featured News

Consultation Events in Stranraer and Newton Stewart for the Draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy

The Consultation for the Draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy is now open. The Consultation will run from 18 December 2019 until 25 March 2020. Join the consultation event in Stranraer on Thursday 6 February or Newton Stewart on Friday 7 February for the Draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy. See posters below… Read more »

Vacancy for Marine Planning Policy Officer

Marine Scotland are currently seeking applications for a Marine Planning Policy Officer based in Glasgow or Edinburgh.  Marine Scotland is the lead marine management organisation in Scotland. It sits within DG Economy and is a part of the core Scottish Government. Its purpose is to manage Scotland’s seas for prosperity and environmental sustainability, working closely… Read more »

Draft North West Marine Plan

This week, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) launched the public consultation on the draft North East, draft North West, draft South East and draft South West Marine Plans. The consultation will be open between 14 January 2020 and 6 April 2020; stakeholders will be able to respond to the consultation for the draft North East,… Read more »

Plunge In! Coasts and Waters Community Fund

A new fund has been launched for the Scottish Year of Coasts and Waters 2020! Scottish Natural Heritage has launched the new Coasts and Waters Community Fund, offering grants from £2,000 – £10,000 to help celebrate #YCW2020. This fund seeks to create opportunities for communities to connect with Scotland’s waters, celebrate in their own way… Read more »

Vacancy for State of the East Coast Review (SEaCoR) Project Manager

A new post has been developed to carry out a review of the Scottish East Coast. Four Coastal Partnerships (Forth Estuary, Tay Estuary, East Grampian and Moray Firth) have come together to update and expand on previous studies. SEaCoR will have two stages; firstly discovery and data gathering from as wide a collection of stakeholders… Read more »

Consultation on the draft Scottish Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy and Sustainability Appraisal

Consultation on the draft Scottish Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy and Sustainability Appraisal (including Strategic Environmental Assessment, Habitats Regulations Appraisal and Socio Economic Impact Assessment) Consultation on the draft Scottish Sectoral Marine Plan has now commenced and will run for a period of 14 weeks, until Wednesday 25th March 2020. This consultation includes… Read more »

Vacancy for NE Marine & Coastal Lead Adviser (includes Solway)

Natural England are seeking a Marine & Coastal Lead Advisor who will play an integral part in Cumbria’s marine and coastal work. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a beautiful coastline that is highly designated for its conservation value. You will have a broad range of responsibilities from the Solway Firth on the… Read more »

New Solway Coast AONB Management Plan Now Out in Draft

Have your say on the new Solway Coast AONB Management Plan Over the last 6 months the Solway Coast AONB team have consulted widely to find out what people value about the Solway Coast AONB and the priorities for those who live, work, visit and look after this special place. They have listened carefully to… Read more »

Cumbria Coastal Strategy Consultation – not too late to have your say!

Cumbria Coastal Strategy Consultation – it’s not too late to have your say! Cumbria County Council (CCC) is working with the Cumbria Coast Protection Authorities (District Councils) and the Environment Agency, to develop a strategy for the future management of the coast from Arnside to the Scottish Border. This project is being funded by the… Read more »

Come Along to the Smelt Event!

Come Along to the Smelt Event! If you have any memories to share of European smelt, or smelt fishing in your local area, or wish to know more about the rare fish along our coast, please come along and see us at our smelt event at the King’s Arms, Bowness on Solway on Tuesday 10… Read more »