Category: Featured News

National Lottery Heritage Emergency Fund Launched

In response to the COVID-19 crisis the National Lottery Heritage Fund have released information regarding a £50M Heritage Emergency Fund which will hopefully be of great benefit to some of our projects and partners during these challenging times. A quick summary of the fund is as follows: The £50m fund will be available for grants… Read more »

SEAES & SEASS

We are pleased to announce the SEAES and SEASS projects are now completed and the reports will soon be made available! Throughout 2019 and the beginning of 2020 independent consultants EKOS have been undertaking two important projects known as SEAES and SEASS. These projects sought to form a Socio-economic Analysis of the English Solway (SEAES)… Read more »

Public consultation on the draft North West Marine Plans

The public consultation on the draft North West Plans, that opened on 14 January 2020, is due to close in two weeks on 6 April 2020. We recognise that the ability of some consultees to respond might be affected by the current health emergency. If, as a result, you have any concerns about responding within… Read more »

COVID 19 – Emergency hardship support for Scottish fishing industry

COVID 19 is having a profound impact on all aspects of Scottish life. We are living in unprecedented times and as such our response to the current situation will be rapid, decisive and meaningful. The First Minister has already outlined the actions the Scottish Government is taking, alongside the UK Government, to preserve life and… Read more »

Solway Firth Partnership – Remote Working

We wanted to let you all know that in line with Government advice we are all working remotely for the time being from Wednesday 18th March 2020. We are lucky that we have the ability to work remotely and still complete much of our work. If you have any queries you can contact us via email…. Read more »

Marine Planning (English Solway) – consultation recorded webinars

The MMO held a series of five webinar from 5-13 February 2020 to support the current statutory consultation including one on the draft North West Marine Plans. Recordings of the webinar can be accessed at the following link: North West Webinar.  Also available is the record of the North West Webinar Q&A session that was… Read more »

SFP Produces New Publication – ‘Words & Places’

Solway Firth Partnership has just published online a new booklet – Words & Places, Understanding names on Scotland’s Southern Coast. The guide is an introduction to coastal place names on the long and varied coast of Dumfries and Galloway. It has been produced as part of the Solway Coastwise project managed by Solway Firth Partnership… Read more »

The Great Global Nurdle Hunt 13 – 22 March 2020

This year between 13 – 22 March the Great Global Nurdle Hunt are calling for individuals, groups and organisations to head out to their local beach and take part in the #GreatGlobalNurdleHunt! Its easy, fun and contributes valuable data to the map. Taking part will support the calls for industry and government to make changes… Read more »

Registration Open for Scottish Fishing Conference 2020: From Innovation to Action

With a persistent limelight on our sea fisheries and marine environment, the emergence of new technologies, climate impacts, and a growing understanding of the role fishers, scientists and communities play in fisheries management – we’re at a pivotal moment for Scottish seafood. Fishing Innovation Scotland believes that innovation is the key to releasing the untapped… Read more »

North West Coastal Forum urge sectors to engage in draft English NW Marine Plans Consultation

Draft North West Inshore and Offshore Marine Plans have been produced by the Marine Management Organisation in England. The North West Coastal Forum has produced a range of posters that provide more information to help you respond to the public consultation on the draft plans. Fishers can learn more – download Poster_Fishing If you sail… Read more »