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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 »

Join the Volunteer Group at Mawbray Banks for General Maintenance and Gorse Cutting

The Solway Coast AONB Volunteer session on Thursday 31 October will return to Mawbray Banks. The task this week will include some tidying and finishing work around the natterjack toad pools and continuing with the gorse cutting started last time. The session will run from 10.00am to 3.30pm.  Meet at Mawbray Banks Yard Car park… Read more »

Volunteering Event on Friday 4 October 2019

Dumfries and Galloway Council (DGC) is committed to embracing Civic Pride, empowering communities and strengthening partnership-working with communities through our Streetscene Model. With this in mind, DGC would like to invite you to attend a Volunteering Event on Friday 4 October 2019 at 10.00am – 12noon in St Couans Hall, Kirkcowan (Village Hall). The purpose… Read more »

The 26th Great British Beach Clean is fast approaching!

This year the Great British Beach Clean will take place between Friday 20th – Monday 23rd September and it would be great if you could take part. Marine Conservation Society collect invaluable litter data during the Great British Beach Clean, reporting it back to UK governments and the global annual International Coastal Cleanup programme. Providing… Read more »

SEPA publishes strategic vision for environmental regulation of the finfish aquaculture sector

On Tuesday 3 September, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) published the Finfish Aquaculture Sector Plan, the strategic vision for environmental regulation of the sector. The focus of a seven week consultation in November 2018, including SEPA’s most extensive public engagement programme across Scotland, the finfish aquaculture sector plan has been informed by feedback from… Read more »

Appointment of Regional Inshore Fisheries Group Chairs


Marine Scotland is seeking to appoint independent Chairs for the North & East Coast Regional Inshore Fisheries Group and West Coast Regional Inshore Fisheries Group. This is an exciting opportunity to support Marine Scotland to deliver more effective inshore fisheries management by getting involved in the work of the RIFGs. Further information about these appointments… Read more »

Fishermen in over 12m fleet urged to register now to be ready for EU exit

Scallop fishing boat

UK Fisheries Administrations (UKFAs) call on fishermen with vessels 12 metres and longer to register with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Access for UK boats to fish in EU, Norwegian or Faroese waters after the UK leaves the EU will be a matter for negotiation. Should access to fishing be agreed, fishermen in the over… Read more »