Category: Featured News

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 »

Waste and Recycling Event at Newton Stewart

Join Dumfries and Galloway Council staff on Tuesday 7 May at 7.00pm at the Ewart High School in Newton Stewart for a ward event on waste and recycling. The Ward Event will provide an opportunity to find out  how the Council handles the treatment, recycling and disposal of waste within the Ward and wider region…. Read more »

Tidelines now available to download

The spring / summer edition of Tidelines is now available to download. From the launch of a new local attraction, the Solway Military Trail to learning about the salt pans of the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a lasting monument to a bygone industrial age, there’s something for everyone in this issue…. Read more »

Future of Fisheries Management in Scotland: National Discussion Paper

Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing has launched a national discussion paper setting out the Scottish Government’s vision for the future of fisheries. Mr Ewing is meeting with representatives from the local fishing community in Kirkwall, Orkney, on Monday in the first of a series of similar meetings across Scotland, which will allow individuals, businesses and communities… Read more »