Category: Featured News

Over Here Over There, Celebrating Migration in Victorian Maryport


An interactive exhibition about our heritage and roots on 28 – 29 September 2019, 10.00am to 4.00pm Maryport Maritime Museum and The Settlement at Castle Hill present: Over Here (Sat 28 Sept) Over There (Sun 29 Sept). A range of talks, music and exhibitions on both days. Highlights include heritage tours of Maryport Habour, Mitchell… Read more »

Countdown to Stranraer Oyster Festival 2019


The celebration of Scotland’s wild, native oysters is back for its third year and the programme is guaranteed to be bursting with fun, festivities and flavour!  Marking the start of the native oyster harvesting season, Stranraer Development Trust is bringing top chefs, inspiring speakers, amazing entertainers and some of the world’s leading oyster experts together… Read more »

We all love our Solway Coast – Your opinion counts!

Every five years, the AONB team review and produce a management plan for the Solway Coast Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The time has now come to prepare for the next plan which starts in 2020. What do you think should be the priorities for the Solway and its landscape? If you haven’t already, please… Read more »

Vacancy for Chair of Clyde MPP & Clyde 2020 Steering Group


A new Chair for Clyde Marine Planning Partnership and Clyde 2020 Steering Group is sought.  The tasks required as Chair are as follows:   – Chair the CMPP quarterly Members’ meetings and annual general meetings and the Clyde 2020 meetings. Chair CMPP Board meetings as required. [Estimated up to 8 meetings per year]. – Lead… Read more »

Can you take the plastic free challenge?

Marine Conservation Society launches its annual Plastic Challenge on 1 July. 9,000 people took up the challenge in 2018 – to try and live as single-use plastic free as possible for some or all of the month of July. We use single-use plastics for just about everything, from cleaning our teeth and showering, to buying… Read more »

Solway Coast AONB Need Your Help!

Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty need your help… Every five years, the team review and produce a management plan for the Solway Coast AONB. The time has now come to prepare for the next plan which starts in 2020. What do you think should be the priorities for the Solway and its landscape?… Read more »

Scottish Parliament – Regional Marine Planning – call for evidence

The Scottish Parliament is seeking views on Regional Marine Planning questions posed in a recent Call for Evidence. These questions focus around Regional Marine Planning progress to date, progress sought for the future, and integration with terrestrial planning. It is worth noting that the Solway marine region currently does not have a Regional Planning Partnership,… Read more »

Dumfries and Galloway Beaches Rated by SEPA

The Solway coast has been tested by SEPA and now three beaches have been given a ‘Good’ rating. Carrick Beach at Borgue, Mossyard near Gatehouse of Fleet and Southerness near Dumfries all got a ‘GOOD’ rating for 2019. This season beach users will have access to real time water quality forecasts, and live information on… Read more »

Extended Closing Date for Future of Fisheries Management in Scotland Consultation

Marine Scotland are holding a range of stakeholder discussion events around Scotland to discuss the Scottish Government’s recently published national discussion paper on the Future of Fisheries Management in Scotland To ensure that all stakeholders with an interest in the marine fishing industry have the maximum opportunity to take part in the discussion process Marine… Read more »

South of Scotland Enterprise Bill Unanimously passed by Scottish Parliament

Since the Bill’s introduction to the Scottish Parliament in October 2018, the Scottish Government has worked to ensure the legislation provides a strong statutory framework for the new agency providing the flexibility to meet the specific needs of the south of Scotland. The Bill has had general cross-party support, and through the legislative process the… Read more »