Defra’s Latest Marine and Fisheries Update

New Environment Minister Rebecca Pow MP has joined Defra as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, where she will be responsible for the same portfolio that Thérèse Coffey held prior to her departure, which includes domestic marine policy. In addition, Zac Goldsmith MP has been promoted to Minister of State for Defra and the Department for… Read more »

Join a Beach Clean for the Great British Beach Clean

Join the UK’s biggest beach clean and litter survey. Meet at 10.00am on Monday 23 September to tackle the Cairndoon to Claymoodie Beach, near Whithorn. Parking is limited so please contact Anne Connick for joining instructions, or phone 07799 115039 See details below:  

Kirkcudbright Bay Views – revealing hidden stories

As part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Galloway Glens Project, Solway Firth Partnership will be running a series of events between 4 and 7 October with archaeologists from The SCAPE Trust at St Andrews University to reveal and record the history of Kirkcudbright Bay. Friday 4 October 9:30 – 1:00 A guided walk and talk… Read more »

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Cumbria and Kirkcudbrightshire fishermen urged to take part in UK fleet survey

Skippers and vessel owners in Cumbria and Kirkcudbrightshire are being asked to take part in a major research project to better understand the UK’s fishing fleet and its economic performance. Researchers from Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, will be visiting ports from Whitehaven to Kirkcudbright from 16-18 September to… Read more »

The 26th Great British Beach Clean is fast approaching!

This year the Great British Beach Clean will take place between Friday 20th – Monday 23rd September and it would be great if you could take part. Marine Conservation Society collect invaluable litter data during the Great British Beach Clean, reporting it back to UK governments and the global annual International Coastal Cleanup programme. Providing… Read more »

SEPA publishes strategic vision for environmental regulation of the finfish aquaculture sector

On Tuesday 3 September, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) published the Finfish Aquaculture Sector Plan, the strategic vision for environmental regulation of the sector. The focus of a seven week consultation in November 2018, including SEPA’s most extensive public engagement programme across Scotland, the finfish aquaculture sector plan has been informed by feedback from… Read more »

Eirst Strategic Management Plan for the Scottish Crown Estate Launched

Scottish Ministers have launched a consultation for the first Strategic Management Plan for the Scottish Crown Estate. This consultation marks a further milestone in a wider programme of work to secure devolution and reform the management of the Scottish Crown Estate. The Plan outlines Ministers’ vision for the Scottish Crown Estate and sets out a… Read more »

The Scottish Government’s Programme for Scotland 2019-20 Announced

This year’s Programme for Government puts health, prosperity and wellbeing at its heart, and reinforces Scotland’s place as a dynamic, open, innovative economy. Measures that are being initiated include: – Invest an additional £1 million to secure vital jobs in coastal communities – Modernisation of the Scottish inshore fisheries fleet, investing a further £1.5 million… Read more »

Have a look at our new Solway Animation!

Why not have a look at our great new animation and see how the North West Marine Plan affects you. We would love to hear your comments on what is important to you in the Solway. Visit the Solway Firth Partnership Facebook page to see the Solway animation.

Solway Animation
Dumfries Recycling Initiative Premier Film Screening

Join Dumfries Recycling Initiative for a Premier Film Screening on Wed 18 Sept, 7.00pm to 9.00pm at the Stove Cafe, Dumfries