Category: Featured News

Dumfries and Galloway Shoreline Management Plan Actions Published

Dumfries and Galloway Council have now published individual Action Plan docs and Preferred Policy Statements for each section of the coast in the DG Shoreline Management Plan. You can visit the virtual room to have a look at the documents and provide your feedback. Click here to visit the virtual room

Solway Firth Partnership AGM – Join us at 5.30pm on Thursday 18 November 2021

Solway Firth Partnership will be holding their AGM at 5.30pm on Thursday 18 November 2021. We will hold the Solway Firth Partnership (SFP) AGM live online at 5.30pm on Thursday 18 November. This will be followed by an opportunity to ask the staff any questions about SFP work over the past year. A pre-recorded staff… Read more »

Wild Goose Festival Back for 2nd Year!

Wild Goose Festival is back for its second year with a fantastic collection of inspiring family-friendly activities and events. The week-long festival runs from 16th – 23rd October, uniting art, literature, culture, community, and nature through a series of activities from interactive storytelling, nature walks, conversations, and creative events. The festival is supported by Dumfries… Read more »

A New Stretch of the England Coast Path is officially launched in Cumbria

A new stretch of the England Coast Path is officially launched in Cumbria. The new stretch covers over 52km (almost 33 miles) of trails from Whitehaven to Silecroft and includes the Solway Coast from Whitehaven to St Bees Head. The Solway attractions include: The historic Georgian town of Whitehaven – reputed to be the inspiration… Read more »

Join the Great Global Nurdle Hunt

Join the Great Global Nurdle Hunt, 1 – 31 October 2021. This year the organisers, Fidra, want the event to be bigger and better than ever! With COP26 taking place in November in Glasgow, just a stone’s throw from nurdle HQ, Fidra are hoping to promote the results of this year’s Great Global Nurdle Hunt… Read more »

It’s All Happening on the Rhins!

It’s all happening on the Rhins! A range of events have been organised as part of Archaeology month and the Scottish Geology Festival. You can explore the Rhins online with the experts or even get out on a guided walk around the North Cairn radar station. Choose which one you’d like to attend from the… Read more »

Significant Saltmarsh

A new report highlights the significance of saltmarsh in Scotland for trapping and storing carbon, and helping to mitigate the effects of climate change. This new study used nationwide saltmarsh vegetation mapping and extensive saltmarsh soil property data to estimate the carbon stock of surface soils within Scotland’s saltmarsh. The Scottish Solway has extensive saltmarsh… Read more »

Crown Estate Scotland Launches New £3 Million Fund

Crown Estate Scotland has just launched its  new £3 Million fund.  The Local Partnerships Capital Investment Fund is part of a wider commitment to promote sustainable development and support for community projects around Scotland. The process will involve the organisation making capital investments in projects of between £150k and £750k involving partnerships which aim to… Read more »

Have Your Say on Local Flood Risk

Have your say on the Draft Flood Risk Management Strategies and Local Flood Risk Management Plans. The Solway Flood Risk Management Strategy and the Solway Local Flood Risk Management Plan are currently being updated to identify target areas, objectives, and actions for the second six-year planning cycle (Cycle 2), from 2022 to 2028. Updated versions… Read more »

Launch of the Solway Marine Litter Project!

Solway Firth Partnership is launching the Solway Marine Litter Project – hear how they will be working with local groups to help co-ordinate litter clean ups along the Solway Coast and how you can get involved. The launch event will be held on Saturday 25 September at 7pm at the Isle of Whithorn Tearoom on the… Read more »