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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 »

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 »

Save the Date for the Great Global Nurdle Hunt – 13 to 22 March 2020

Join the worldwide effort for The Great Global Nurdle Hunt. During one week in March, you are being asked to get out and search for nurdles. By combining international efforts, it is hoped to show the public, governments and industry that tackling this widespread issue is of utmost importance. Taking part will provide valuable data… 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 »

The Rhins Revealed!

The Rhins Revealed Project sets out to record, investigate and conserve some of the most important archaeological sites found on the Rhins of Galloway. AOC Archaeology are leading the project and will be providing talks, training in survey and recording skills, and field workshops where people can help conserve the heritage of the Rhins.  … Read more »

Christmas Tree Festival, Dumfries

Dumfries & District Flower Club and St John’s Church celebrate Christmas and the 150th Anniversary of the Church Building. Solway Firth Partnership will have their own tree – ‘Solway in a Manger’ so come along and see all 80 trees! Details below

Severn Estuary Partnership Projects Officer

Are you passionate about working with people to make a positive difference for the future of our natural environment? An exciting new opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic Projects Officer to join the Severn Estuary Partnership (SEP) team. SEP is a vibrant Coastal Partnership based in Cardiff (hosted by the School of Earth and… Read more »