Category: Featured News

Carsethorn Beach Clean with D&G Eco Warriors

Join the D and G Eco Warriors on Sunday 10 March for a beach clean at Carsethorn Beach. Meet in front of The Steamboat Inn, Sea front at Carsethorn, DG2 8DS Dumfries.  For information or to get in touch with the organisers visit the Facebook page

Still a Few Places left on the MMO Workshop for Iteration 3

From 21 January until 29 March 2019 the MMO will be engaging publicly on their work to date in the development of the north west marine plans (Iteration 3). This will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to input towards the development of marine plans in the north west area. The engagement will focus on: •… Read more »

Book your place at the MMO Marine Planning Events: Iteration 3

In early 2019 the MMO will be engaging on the Iteration 3 outputs for marine planning in the north west. This will provide the ideal opportunity for you to check progress towards the development of the plans. The engagement on Iteration 3 outputs will focus on: – preferred draft policies; – draft supporting text for… Read more »

Scotland’s 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 »