National Lottery Heritage Emergency Fund Launched

In response to the COVID-19 crisis the National Lottery Heritage Fund have released information regarding a £50M Heritage Emergency Fund which will hopefully be of great benefit to some of our projects and partners during these challenging times. A quick summary of the fund is as follows: The £50m fund will be available for grants… Read more »


We are pleased to announce the SEAES and SEASS projects are now completed and the reports will soon be made available! Throughout 2019 and the beginning of 2020 independent consultants EKOS have been undertaking two important projects known as SEAES and SEASS. These projects sought to form a Socio-economic Analysis of the English Solway (SEAES)… Read more »

Public consultation on the draft North West Marine Plans

The public consultation on the draft North West Plans, that opened on 14 January 2020, is due to close in two weeks on 6 April 2020. We recognise that the ability of some consultees to respond might be affected by the current health emergency. If, as a result, you have any concerns about responding within… Read more »

COVID 19 – Emergency hardship support for Scottish fishing industry

COVID 19 is having a profound impact on all aspects of Scottish life. We are living in unprecedented times and as such our response to the current situation will be rapid, decisive and meaningful. The First Minister has already outlined the actions the Scottish Government is taking, alongside the UK Government, to preserve life and… Read more »

Grant Funding Still Available from Sea Changers!

Sea-Changers gives grants to a range of UK-based, marine conservation charities and not-for-profit organisations. We are particularly interested in grassroots projects which galvanise community action and projects which increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. Marine Litter Sea Changers have a small amount of funding that is specifically available to projects based in Scotland… Read more »

Solway Firth Partnership – Remote Working

We wanted to let you all know that in line with Government advice we are all working remotely for the time being from Wednesday 18th March 2020. We are lucky that we have the ability to work remotely and still complete much of our work. If you have any queries you can contact us via email…. Read more »

Solway Coast AONB Volunteer Work Party

Join the Solway Coast AONB Volunteer Work Party on Thursday 12 March 2020 from 10.00am – 3.30pm. Meet at the AONB Workshop Yard, Behind the Library building in Silloth. Park in front of the Discovery Centre (the V on the map below), at the end of the building to the right go through the gates… Read more »

Marine Planning (English Solway) – consultation recorded webinars

The MMO held a series of five webinar from 5-13 February 2020 to support the current statutory consultation including one on the draft North West Marine Plans. Recordings of the webinar can be accessed at the following link: North West Webinar.  Also available is the record of the North West Webinar Q&A session that was… Read more »

Song Writing Competition to Celebrate the Year of Coasts and Waters

To celebrate Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, artists aged 16+ are invited to write new music inspired by one of ten National Nature Reserves (NNRs) across the country including our local Caerlaverock NNR. Musicians of all genres are being invited to compose new music as part of a high-profile national composition and song writing… Read more »

SFP Produces New Publication – ‘Words & Places’

Solway Firth Partnership has just published online a new booklet – Words & Places, Understanding names on Scotland’s Southern Coast. The guide is an introduction to coastal place names on the long and varied coast of Dumfries and Galloway. It has been produced as part of the Solway Coastwise project managed by Solway Firth Partnership… Read more »