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Significant Saltmarsh

A new report highlights the significance of saltmarsh in Scotland for trapping and storing carbon, and helping to mitigate the effects of climate change. This new study used nationwide saltmarsh vegetation mapping and extensive saltmarsh soil property data to estimate the carbon stock of surface soils within Scotland’s saltmarsh. The Scottish Solway has extensive saltmarsh… Read more »

Big Beach Clean at Mersehead with SFP

Join the Big Beach Clean at Mersehead with Solway Firth Partnership on Saturday 16 October from 10am to 2pm. Migration is amazing. Each year wildlife travel to the Solway, often covering vast distances.  Winds and sea currents help or hinder migration and carry the plastics that wash up on our beaches. Clean the beach at… Read more »

Solway Coast Cycling Festival Nearly Here!

The Solway Coast Cycling Festival is a brand new event that will take place on the beautiful Silloth Green on Saturday 11 September 2021 from 10am to 4pm. The day after the Tour of Britain comes to Cumbria, this celebration of all things cycling is your chance to explore the beautiful Solway Coast by bike on one of the guided rides, follow… Read more »

Crown Estate Scotland Launches New £3 Million Fund

Crown Estate Scotland has just launched its  new £3 Million fund.  The Local Partnerships Capital Investment Fund is part of a wider commitment to promote sustainable development and support for community projects around Scotland. The process will involve the organisation making capital investments in projects of between £150k and £750k involving partnerships which aim to… Read more »

Have Your Say on Local Flood Risk

Have your say on the Draft Flood Risk Management Strategies and Local Flood Risk Management Plans. The Solway Flood Risk Management Strategy and the Solway Local Flood Risk Management Plan are currently being updated to identify target areas, objectives, and actions for the second six-year planning cycle (Cycle 2), from 2022 to 2028. Updated versions… Read more »

Launch of the Solway Marine Litter Project!

Solway Firth Partnership is launching the Solway Marine Litter Project – hear how they will be working with local groups to help co-ordinate litter clean ups along the Solway Coast and how you can get involved. The launch event will be held on Saturday 25 September at 7pm at the Isle of Whithorn Tearoom on the… Read more »

Sea-Changers Launch New Marine Conservation Social Fund

The Sea-Changers Charity has launched a new Marine Conservation Social Fund. The aim of the Marine Conservation Social Fund is to support socially beneficial marine conservation approaches and solutions. The main grant fund projects achieve one or more of the following objectives: To address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the… Read more »

Join SFP for a Free Scottish Geology Festival Event at Stranraer Beach!

Join SFP for a Free Scottish Geology Festival Event at Stranraer Beach!

Funding support for fishing and marine businesses in Scotland

Funding support for fishing and marine businesses has been announced in Scotland. Fishing businesses and marine organisations have been awarded funding to mitigate the impacts of Brexit and help the sector recover from effects of COVID-19. The financial support of almost £800,000 – part of the £14 million Marine Fund Scotland – was announced by… Read more »

Deadline Extended for Applications for Solway Firth Partnership Board of Trustees Vacancies

The deadline has been extended for applications for Solway Firth Partnership Board of Trustees Vacancies. Solway Firth Partnership currently has two vacancies for new Trustees. Solway Firth Partnership (SFP) is an independent charity that works to support a vibrant and sustainable local economy while respecting, protecting and celebrating the distinctive character, heritage and natural features… Read more »