Solway Firth Partnership undertakes a wide range of projects along with local people and partner bodies in line with our aim of supporting sustainable use, enjoyment, understanding and protection of the area.

The Partnership’s Solway Coastwise Project will enable the discovery of coastal place names and the stories behind them. More information can be found on the Solway Coastwise page.

The highly successful Making the Most of the Coast project which was based on protection, enjoyment and celebration of the high quality Dumfries and Galloway coastline is now finished. However, all the publications produced under the project are still available to download on the Making the Most of the Coast page.

Recreational sea angling is widely enjoyed on Solway shores as well as from small boats with several charter boat businesses operating in the area. More information on responsible angling can be found on the Recreational Sea Angling page.

Sailing, kayaking, diving, wildlife watching and coastal walking are further important recreational activities on, in and around the Solway. The Partnership has been involved in encouraging engagement and good practice by a range of means including providing free kayaking taster sessions and organising Seasearch training for local divers.

Tidelines magazine is produced in May and November each year and distributed widely around the Solway and beyond. Each issue includes information about volunteering opportunities and open events including Ranger led walks, talks and community beach cleans.  Back copies of Tidelines can be accessed from the Tidelines page.

For more information:-

Sea Search

Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty