Category: Featured News

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 »

Dumfries and Galloway Regionwide Coastal Benefit Fund – Now Open

Dumfries and Galloway Council was recently allocated a share of the net profits from the Scottish Crown Estate’s marine assets which totals just over £309k for the region. At the Council’s Communities Committee on 10th December 2019, Elected Members agreed to establish a ‘Regionwide Coastal Benefit Fund’ to invest this funding in our coastal communities… Read more »

Challenges and Choices Consultation – Environment Agency

Water keeps us alive, drives our economy and sustains wildlife. Our rivers, lakes, canals, coasts and groundwater, and the essential services they provide society, are worth billions of pounds to the UK economy. However, wildlife and the benefits we get from our waters are threatened by the damage we are causing through development, industry, flood… Read more »

Draft North West Marine Plan

This week, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) launched the public consultation on the draft North East, draft North West, draft South East and draft South West Marine Plans. The consultation will be open between 14 January 2020 and 6 April 2020; stakeholders will be able to respond to the consultation for the draft North East,… Read more »

Plunge In! Coasts and Waters Community Fund

A new fund has been launched for the Scottish Year of Coasts and Waters 2020! Scottish Natural Heritage has launched the new Coasts and Waters Community Fund, offering grants from £2,000 – £10,000 to help celebrate #YCW2020. This fund seeks to create opportunities for communities to connect with Scotland’s waters, celebrate in their own way… Read more »

Vacancy for State of the East Coast Review (SEaCoR) Project Manager

A new post has been developed to carry out a review of the Scottish East Coast. Four Coastal Partnerships (Forth Estuary, Tay Estuary, East Grampian and Moray Firth) have come together to update and expand on previous studies. SEaCoR will have two stages; firstly discovery and data gathering from as wide a collection of stakeholders… Read more »