Category: Featured News

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 »

National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management

The National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy sets out a vision of a nation ready for, and resilient to, flooding and coastal change – today, tomorrow and to the year 2100. This Strategy describes what needs to be done by all risk management authorities in England involved in flood and coastal erosion risk… Read more »

Irish Sea Survey 2020 Open until end of August

The Irish Sea Survey 2020 is open until the end of August. Responses to this survey are welcome from all sectors and communities around the Irish Sea. The Irish Sea Maritime Forum, supported by the University of Liverpool, is conducting an Irish Sea-wide survey to look to the future and the changing context of the… Read more »

Crown Estate Scotland Launches New Fund

Crown Estate Scotland has just launched a new fund designed to support local regeneration and sustainable development around Scotland’s coast. The Sustainable Communities Fund is made up of two different programmes. Total investment across the two programmes could reach £750,000 over the next three years. The Community Capacity Grants Programme is open to all communities… Read more »

Two projects Set to Transform Whitehaven Harbour

Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners are leading on a multi-million pound programme to make Whitehaven the tourism capital of the Cumbrian coastline. A £3.6 million coastal activities centre called ‘The Edge’ is being funded by Sellafield Ltd and the Coastal Communities Fund. Work on the project began earlier this month and is expected to open its doors in… Read more »

Wrecks in Kirkcudbright Bay – Join the Webinar

Dont forget to join the SCAPE Trust for a talk about the maritime history of Kirkcudbright Bay and the Fauna & Monreith wrecks.  This online event takes place online from 7.30pm to 9.00pm on Wednesday 12 August. Solway Firth Partnership brought the SCAPE Trust to Kirkcudbright Bay last year,  as part of the Galloway Glens… Read more »