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Notice to Mariners of Port William Dredging Operations

Port William Harbour – Dredging Operations To facilitate dredging in the main basin, excavators will be operating in Port William harbour 2 ½ hours either side of Low Water (LW) on the following tides: MONDAY 18th February Low water @ 1710 TUESDAY 19th February LW @ 0528 & 1803 WEDNESDAY 20th February LW @ 0618… Read more »

Rascarrel Bay Beach Clean

Join the D and G Eco Warriors on Saturday 16 February for a beach clean at Rascarrel Bay, Auchencairn. Meet at 12.30pm at Auchencairn Primary School so that everyone can travel in convoy to the bay.  The group has special access for cars for this event.  The postcode for the school is Castle Douglas DG7… Read more »

Join the RSPB Mersehead Beach Clean

Saturday 23 February 10.00am to 2.00pm Join RSPB Mersehead Reserve staff for their second beach clean of the year and make a big difference to the marine environment and its wildlife. Please contact mersehead@rspb.org.uk if you want to come along.

The Great Global Nurdle Hunt Now on!

Don’t Forget! The Great Global Nurdle Hunt, 8 – 17 February, wants to bring people together across the world to show industry, the general public and our governments the global extent and widespread issue of plastic pellet pollution. Nurdle Hunt Information provides everything you need to know to carry out your hunt! The data will be collated… Read more »

Proposed Bass Measures for 2019

TAC (Total Allowable Catch) regulations are expected to be published in January 2019. Following the December Council of Fisheries Minister of the European Union it is expected: For recreational fisheries, including from shore, in ICES divisions 4b, 4c, 6a, 7a to 7k: a bag limit of one fish per day from 1 April to 31… Read more »

Stranraer Skiffie Worlds 7 – 13 July 2019

SkiffieWorlds 2019, from 7 to 13 July, will be a colourful and exciting time for Stranraer and the surrounding area when we welcome clubs from all over the World to the Worlds Coastal Rowing Championships; it won’t just be rowing organisers are planning a whole family fun festival with children’s, family activities, artisan food fair,… Read more »

Take Part in the Great Global Nurdle Hunt

The Great Global Nurdle Hunt, 8 – 17 February, wants to bring people together across the world to show industry, the general public and our governments the global extent and widespread issue of plastic pellet pollution. The data will be collated by Fidra and shared at the Scottish Government’s International Marine Conference  on 21st February. To learn more and… Read more »

New investment for businesses to tackle ocean plastics crisis

Plastic pollution is creating an environmental crisis in the oceans. According to the United Nations more than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the water every year, killing up to 1 million sea birds and 100,000 mammals, turtles and fish. Unless significant action is taken, the amount of plastic in the seas will triple by… Read more »

Paws on Plastic

A Primary School teacher from Stonehaven has successfully launched a simple but fantastic environmentally friendly idea for dog owners to get involved in, and now she is wanting to expand the campaign to the south west of Scotland and beyond. The instructions are simple: Members pick items up using a spare poo bag and take… Read more »