Volunteer Work Party This Week at Crosscanonby Carr Nature Reserve

The Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) will be undertaking a path restoration project this week (Thu 29 and Fri 30 Oct) and next week (Wed 4th and Thu 5th Nov) at Crosscanonby Carr Nature Reserve. They will need as many hands as possible to help. There are jobs for all abilities! However,… Read more »

Marine Conservation Society Online Conference

Marine Conservation Society are holding their AGM and Conference online this year. The event which is FREE, will take place on Thursday 19 November at 5pm. Find out what the Marine Conservation Society has been doing to recover, protect and celebrate our seas in this special evening of ‘Ocean Optimism’. Hear from a range of… Read more »

Historic Harbour Management Study Undertaken

Researchers at the University of Oxford in collaboration with Historic England are conducting a survey to determine attitudes towards marine wildlife growing on historic maritime structures by those responsible for their management. The short survey takes 10 minutes to complete and can be accessed HERE or at ( The Researchers are extremely interested in hearing from anyone involved in the… Read more »

New Monitoring Survey for the North West Marine Plans

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) are now carrying out a survey as part of their marine plan monitoring for the north west marine plan areas as set out in the Marine and Coastal Access Act (2009) Section 61. The MMO’s monitoring activity, including information gathered through surveys, is used to inform a three-yearly report to… Read more »

Consultation Launched on Banning Common Single-use Plastic Items

Plans to ban some of the most environmentally damaging single-use plastic items in Scotland, including plastic cutlery and plastic straws, have been published for consultation. The Scottish Government is seeking views on the introduction of new legislation to restrict the sale or commercial supply of plastic plates, plastic straws, plastic cutlery, polystyrene food and drink… Read more »

The Show must go…online!

Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Unit has teamed up with a few good partners (including Solway Firth Partnership) to bring the Solway to you. Planned pre-Covid events have gone through a transformation of digital metamorphosis. See if we can peak your interest with the programme And just a taster below of what’s… Read more »

Package of Consultations Launched on Opportunities for the Fishing Industry

Government consults on new measures to boost the fishing industry and coastal communities. The government is seeking views on new measures to boost our fishing industry, including how to fairly distribute the new opportunities from leaving the Common Fisheries Policy, and increase the economic benefits from fishing activity for our coastal communities. The government has… Read more »

MCS Looking for Young Ocean Optimist for Brand New Award

Marine Conservation Society have now launched the Young Ocean Optimist of the Year Award to recognise the achievements of young people who have worked tirelessly to protect, recover and celebrate our ocean. Nominate any inspiring young person who might use their spare time to clean their local beach, raise awareness of threats to marine life,… Read more »

Solway Firth Partnership AGM – Join Us!

Solway Firth Partnership will be holding our AGM at 10.30am on Friday 6 November. This will be an AGM with a difference due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Pre-recorded staff updates will be available online so you can watch them during the week before the AGM at a convenient time to you. We will hold the… Read more »

Next steps on Future Fisheries Management in Scotland

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing provides an update on Future Fisheries Management, following the publication of the outcome of the discussion paper. Fishing matters hugely to Scotland – economically, culturally and socially. Fishing, fish and seafood farming generate huge economic value, especially in coastal communities. In 2019, the value of fish and seafood landed in… Read more »