Category: Featured News

Consultation on the draft Scottish Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy and Sustainability Appraisal

Consultation on the draft Scottish Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy and Sustainability Appraisal (including Strategic Environmental Assessment, Habitats Regulations Appraisal and Socio Economic Impact Assessment) Consultation on the draft Scottish Sectoral Marine Plan has now commenced and will run for a period of 14 weeks, until Wednesday 25th March 2020. This consultation includes… Read more »

Vacancy for NE Marine & Coastal Lead Adviser (includes Solway)

Natural England are seeking a Marine & Coastal Lead Advisor who will play an integral part in Cumbria’s marine and coastal work. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a beautiful coastline that is highly designated for its conservation value. You will have a broad range of responsibilities from the Solway Firth on the… Read more »

New Solway Coast AONB Management Plan Now Out in Draft

Have your say on the new Solway Coast AONB Management Plan Over the last 6 months the Solway Coast AONB team have consulted widely to find out what people value about the Solway Coast AONB and the priorities for those who live, work, visit and look after this special place. They have listened carefully to… Read more »

Cumbria Coastal Strategy Consultation – not too late to have your say!

Cumbria Coastal Strategy Consultation – it’s not too late to have your say! Cumbria County Council (CCC) is working with the Cumbria Coast Protection Authorities (District Councils) and the Environment Agency, to develop a strategy for the future management of the coast from Arnside to the Scottish Border. This project is being funded by the… Read more »

Come Along to the Smelt Event!

Come Along to the Smelt Event! If you have any memories to share of European smelt, or smelt fishing in your local area, or wish to know more about the rare fish along our coast, please come along and see us at our smelt event at the King’s Arms, Bowness on Solway on Tuesday 10… Read more »

Scottish Government Consultation Open

Open Consultation on The Replacement of European Structural Funds In Scotland Post EU-Exit For over 40 years the European Structural Funds have helped support Scotland by helping to “invest in job creation and a sustainable and healthy European economy and environment.” If the UK leaves the EU then there will no longer be support from… Read more »

Solway Firth Partnership AGM on Friday 29 November 2019

Solway Firth Partnership will be holding their Annual General Meeting at 2.00pm on Friday 29 November at Tullie House, Carlisle. Come along and find out all about the projects the team at SFP have been working on over the last year. Everyone is welcome to come along but booking is appreciated so we can cater… Read more »

Fishing Faces – Revealing the people supporting south west Scotland’s fishing industry

Fishing Faces

The aim of the Fishing Faces Project is to raise awareness of the importance of commercial fishing to Dumfries and Galloway by highlighting personal stories that give an insight into the industry. The Solway supports a diverse mixed fishery, resulting in local fishermen targeting a wide range of fish and shellfish species. Fish processing businesses… Read more »

Tidelines Winter 2019 Now Available

The new winter edition of Tidelines is now out! A hard copy can be picked up at the usual outlets – libraries, visitor centres and from partner organisations. You can download an electronic copy – Tidelines Winter 2019_issue 51_web

Robin Rigg Community Fund Launches

Solway Firth Partnership (SFP) is now running the Robin Rigg Community Fund on both side of the Solway Firth. The Robin Rigg Community Fund is available to community groups and organisations in the Solway area undertaking activities that contribute to the reduction of the effects of climate change or otherwise benefit the local community. The… Read more »