Who we are


Solway Firth Partnership membership is open to anyone with an interest in the coast and sea. Membership is free, as are all our events and publications.

Our membership includes both organisations and individuals. Member organisations are set out in our constitution. To become an individual member, simply send us a completed membership form.

Board of Trustees / Advisory Group

Solway Firth Partnership is an independent charity and is governed by a Board of Trustees and guided by an Advisory Group. The Board is drawn from the membership and includes representatives of member organisations (click here to see the full list of corporate members) and individuals. Trustees are elected at our AGM which is held alongside our annual conference and is open to everyone. The Advisory Group consists of Officer level representation of the Corporate members

Mr Rupert Shaw MBE Convenor
Cllr Anthony Markley Cumberland Council
Cllr Malcolm Johnstone Dumfries & Galloway Council
Michael Cowan, Deputised by Pauline Gorley Maryport Harbour Authority
Cllr Richard Brodie Annan Harbour Action Group
Vacant Vacant
Vacant Vacant
Ms Sheena Horner Individual
Mrs June Lochhead Individual
Mr Tristan Hugh-Jones Individual
Dr Ann Lackie Individual
Ms Judith Brown Individual


The Solway Firth Partnership staff team is based at Campbell House in Dumfries.
There are two core staff with Project Staff when projects are running.

Clair McFarlan Partnership Manager

Paul Mackey Administrator / Finance Officer

Nic Coombey Project Officer

Morag Walker Project Assistant