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World Oceans Day at Port William Saturday 8 June – Face to face with a lobster

Get up close to sealife at the World Oceans Day family event in Port William. A local fisherman is opening the doors to his lobster and crab holding tanks so the public can get up close to wildlife from our seas on Saturday 8th June from 12 noon to 5pm at Port William Harbour. Paul… Read more »

Future of Fisheries Management in Scotland – Join the Discussion!

Marine Scotland (MS) will be holding an event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow on Friday 14 June from 2.00pm to 5.00pm to discuss the Scottish Government’s recently published national discussion paper on the Future of Fisheries Management in Scotland As part of the discussion paper process MS are holding events around the country and… Read more »

Book Launch ‘West Cumbria: On the Edge’, a new publication by John Scanlan

‘West Cumbria: On the Edge’ is an exploration of a place that has existed throughout its modern history on the edge of things. Drawing insights from cultural and economic history, geography, architecture and the built environment, as well as literary and artistic representations, author John Scanlan presents a perspective on a place defined not only by… Read more »

Beach Clean at Port Logan, Thursday 30 May

Join the beach clean at Port Logan on Thursday 30 May.

Solway Coast SONB Volunteer Update – Spring 2019

Wolsty Boardwalk Project The Solway Coast AONB are going to be working on replacing the boardwalks from the Northern Wolsty Car Park over the dune front to the beach with three work days allocated to the task: Thu 30 May – Demolition and removal of existing boardwalk Thu 13 June – Construction of new boardwalk… Read more »

New Job Opportunity with Morecambe Bay Partnership

Morecambe Bay Partnership are looking for a new Nature and Wildlife Officer to deliver nature, heritage, disabled access, cycle ways and volunteering projects. For more information look at the Morcambe Bay Partnership website

Notice to Mariners – Kirkcudbright – Yacht Racing

Vessels should be aware that yacht racing may take place on the dates below approximately 2 hours either side of High Water in the area of Kirkcudbright Bay. Times are given in BST for HW in Kirkcudbright Bay. May 18 HW 1152 May 19 HW 1235 June 01 HW 1053 June 02 HW 1132 June… Read more »

Notice to Mariners – Kirkcudbright Harbour, MV River Trader

The MV River Trader, 58.27m LOA, GRT 794, will be berthing at Kirkcudbright Harbour around 1200 BST on Monday 20th May 2019 and departing around 1300 BST on Tuesday 21st May 2019. Vessels are reminded of their responsibilities Under International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea (IRPCS) and in particular Rule 9b and… Read more »

Events on Future of Fishery Management in Scotland

On 4 March the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, Mr Ewing, launched the Scottish Government’s national discussion paper on the Future of Fisheries Management in Scotland: (https://www.gov.scot/isbn/9781787815605). As part of the discussion paper process Marine Scotland are holding a range of events around the country and aim to speak to as many stakeholders as… Read more »

Amaze Me LEADER Film Screenings

During the Summer of 2018, nearly 60 young people aged 18–30 from Scotland, Finland, Latvia and Estonia came to Dumfries and Galloway to take part in a week long Amaze Me LEADER event. The journey, funded by Dumfries and Galloway LEADER programme, involved them travelling across the region to consider the strengths, weaknesses, challenges and… Read more »