Category: Featured News

Notice to Mariners

Please be advised of the notice to mariners for survey work taking place off Kirkcudbright. Offshore surveys: July-August 2021 Mariners are advised that offshore survey work is due to be carried out along the two high pressure gas interconnector pipelines running between Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man during July-August 2021. A notice to… Read more »

In Memory of Alastair McNeill

Solway Firth Partnership staff, Board of Trustees and partners are very sad to report the passing of Alastair McNeill on 7 July 2021 after a long illness. Alastair was one of the founding members of SFP and helped shape the organisation during its early days. He joined the Board of Trustees in 2011 and became Chair in 2014…. Read more »

Explore and Record the Rhins!

Get out wildlife spotting on the Rhins of Galloway this summer! The summer holidays are an ideal time for getting out and about on the Rhins of Galloway Coast and provide an opportunity to discover more about the wildlife that makes its home on our stunning coastline. Solway Firth Partnership is running an Explore and… Read more »

Have your say on Celtic Nephrops proposals

Have your say on Celtic Nephrops proposals. The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched a consultation on proposals for new technical measures affecting Nephrops-directed fisheries in Celtic Sea UK waters of the Celtic Sea. For more information on the proposed changes and to share your views on the management of… Read more »

New Vacancy for Farming Officer, Solway Coast AONB

A new vacancy has opened for a Farming Officer with the Solway Coast AONB. The Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Team is looking to recruit an experienced Farming Officer to support the delivery of the Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme within the AONB. The role will involve working with farmers and land… Read more »

Have your say on Cycling / Walking Routes on the Whitehaven Coast

People are being invited to give their views and thoughts on how cycling and walking provision can be improved on the Whitehaven coast. Cumbria County Council has launched a consultation to help shape plans to improve the infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. They want your feedback on the existing cycling and walking infrastructure, and your… Read more »

North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee is recruiting

The Environment Agency is looking for new members to join the North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC). The RFCC is working towards a North West ready for, and resilient to, flooding and coastal change. They are currently looking for people with expertise in spatial development and planning, climate resilient public spaces and buildings,… Read more »

Consultation on draft Regional Economic Strategy for the South of Scotland

A consultation on the draft Regional Economic Strategy for the South of Scotland is open until 16 August. Following engagement across the South of Scotland in early 2021, the Regional Economic Partnership (REP) have developed a draft Regional Economic Strategy for the South of Scotland. This will be the South of Scotland’s first ever economic… Read more »

MMO launches Aims and Ambitions for Next 10 Years

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has now launched its aims and ambitions for the future of our seas, coasts and communities. This document sets out the MMO’s aims and how it will achieve its bold ambitions for a prosperous future for our seas, coasts and communities. Tom McCormack CBE, Chief Executive of MMO, says “The… Read more »

Scottish Fishers Safety Equipment Funded

Fishing crews will benefit from 100 new on-board defibrillators and a range of life-saving training opportunities. The investment through Marine Fund Scotland (MFS), is aimed at improving safety and wellbeing in one of Scotland’s iconic industries, including £140,000 for industry body Seafish to deliver free safety training for fishing vessel crews. This will be match… Read more »