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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 »

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 »

Solway Coast AONB Volunteer Work Party

Join the Solway Coast AONB Volunteer Work Party on Thursday 12 March 2020 from 10.00am – 3.30pm. Meet at the AONB Workshop Yard, Behind the Library building in Silloth. Park in front of the Discovery Centre (the V on the map below), at the end of the building to the right go through the gates… Read more »

Song Writing Competition to Celebrate the Year of Coasts and Waters

To celebrate Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, artists aged 16+ are invited to write new music inspired by one of ten National Nature Reserves (NNRs) across the country including our local Caerlaverock NNR. Musicians of all genres are being invited to compose new music as part of a high-profile national composition and song writing… Read more »

Environmental Film, 2040, at the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre

The film 2040 will show on Thursday 12 March at the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre in Dumfries. This is an Australian documentary in which director Damon Gameau (‘That Sugar Film’) proposes ways to improve our planet and fix the climate crisis. Practical solutions to environmental concerns are addressed with the hope that the filmmaker’s… Read more »

New Exhibition at Ottersburn Gallery – Ode to the Sea

Ottersburn Gallery are launching their first event, Ode to the Sea, from 14 to 28 March by Emily Tough. In this exhibition she will explore the effects of climate change on our oceans. Emily takes up residence here from 26 Feb to create the work for her exhibition. Come visit! You can find more information… Read more »

National Planning Framework 4 – early engagement

The Scottish Government have published information on how they will engage with stakeholders to support the preparation of the National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4), and they have also opened a Call for Ideas. They want to hear from you with your thoughts and priorities. The Programme for Engagement explains and highlights the package of engagement… 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 »

FIDRA News Jan 2020

The Fidra Newsletter for January 2020 is now out.  A few of the highlights are: One harmful chemical, BPA, has been banned from use in till receipts. 2020 marks Scotland’s Year of Coast and Waters FIDRA are celebrating YCW2020 with the Great Global Nurdle Hunt 13-22 March. Meanwhile our work on packaging continues as we… Read more »

MMO Proposed Bass Measures for 2020

The new TAC (Total Allowable Catch) regulations are expected to be published later in January 2020. In the meantime current regulations still apply. This means that in January 2020: commercial bass fisheries limits remain as outlined in 2019 bass authorisation letters for recreational bass fisheries it is catch and release only The 2019 bass guidance can… Read more »