Fishermen in over 12m fleet urged to register now to be ready for EU exit

UK Fisheries Administrations (UKFAs) call on fishermen with vessels 12 metres and longer to register with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Access for UK boats to fish in EU, Norwegian or Faroese waters after the UK leaves the EU will be a matter for negotiation. Should access to fishing be agreed, fishermen in the over… Read more »

Scallop fishing boat
Big Red Bus Visits the Cumbrian Coast – Come and Talk to Us About Your Coast and Sea!

On Friday 30 August, Solway Firth Partnership (SFP) will visit three locations along the Solway Cumbrian Coast on a Red Routemaster Bus to talk to people about their coast and sea. SFP staff will be on the Big Red Bus to welcome visitors on board to learn more about marine planning in the Solway and… Read more »

Countdown to Stranraer Oyster Festival 2019

The celebration of Scotland’s wild, native oysters is back for its third year and the programme is guaranteed to be bursting with fun, festivities and flavour!  Marking the start of the native oyster harvesting season, Stranraer Development Trust is bringing top chefs, inspiring speakers, amazing entertainers and some of the world’s leading oyster experts together… Read more »

Caerlaverock Evening Exploration

Join staff from Historic Environment Scotland, SNH and WWT on Friday 16 August from 7.30pm to 10.00pm for a special evening guided walk around the grounds of Caerlaverock Castle and the National Nature Reserve. You will look out for all sorts of nocturnal wildlife – come along for chance to look for moths, badgers and bats… Read more »


DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY COUNCIL HARBOURS NOTICE TO MARINERS – URR NAVIGATION MARKERS NtM No DGC0006 of 2019 –    29th July 2019 Mariners are advised that the lateral channel markers deployed by the River Urr Navigation Trust, at the entrance to the Kippford channel, are no longer owned or maintained by any party. As such, the buoys… Read more »

Participate in a Focus Group about Saltmarshes

A Sustainable Development PhD student at the University of St Andrews would like to invite members of the public to participate in a discussion about saltmarshes. Join the focus group on either of the days: Wednesday 7 August from 6.00pm to 7.30pm or Thursday 8 August from 6.00pm to 7.30pm at Logan Room, Lochvale House, Georgetown Road, Dumfries, DG1 4DF… Read more »

New Beach Guide for the Cumbrian Solway Launched in Active Coast Week

A windy Allonby Beach was the location for the launch of the new Beach and Explorers Guide to the Solway Cumbrian Coast! The new guide will be distributed around the county and further afield to encourage local people and visitors to visit the beautiful coast. Whether you want to just go for a stroll, walk… Read more »

Annan Harbour Festival 2019

Annan Harbour Action Group are once again holding the Annan Harbour Festival.  So join the free family event at Annan Harbour on Saturday 24 August from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Find more information on their Facebook page

Annan Harbour
Join the Active Coast Week on Allonby Beach

Come along to Allonby Beach on Monday 22 July from 10am to 3pm to have fun trying out lots of new activities. From sea kayaking to stone stacking, there’s something for all the family to do!  And it’s all FREE!

Solway Coast AONB
West Cumbria Rivers Trust Summer Newsletter Now Out

West Cumbria Rivers Trust Summer Newsletter is out now. Read about:-  – the £3.4 million awarded for river improvement projects in West Cumbria – how they’re working with Highways England and the Environment Agency to help reduce flood risk in Portinscale and Braithwaite – the results of their latest annual fish survey in the Derwent… Read more »