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

Over Here Over There, Celebrating Migration in Victorian Maryport

An interactive exhibition about our heritage and roots on 28 – 29 September 2019, 10.00am to 4.00pm Maryport Maritime Museum and The Settlement at Castle Hill present: Over Here (Sat 28 Sept) Over There (Sun 29 Sept). A range of talks, music and exhibitions on both days. Highlights include heritage tours of Maryport Habour, Mitchell… Read more »

Join the Solway Coast AONB Volunteers for Clay Dabbin

Clay Dabbin Repairs – Limewash Application RSPB Campfield Reserve, Bowness on Solway Join the AONB Volunteers on Thursday 29 August to hopefully complete the outstanding maintenance on the Clay Dabbin at RSPB Campfield.  And apply limewash to the newly repaired exterior render. Hopefully the sun will shine and we can get  couple of coats on…. Read more »

RSPB Campfield Marsh
Appointment of Regional Inshore Fisheries Group Chairs

Marine Scotland is seeking to appoint independent Chairs for the North & East Coast Regional Inshore Fisheries Group and West Coast Regional Inshore Fisheries Group. This is an exciting opportunity to support Marine Scotland to deliver more effective inshore fisheries management by getting involved in the work of the RIFGs. Further information about these appointments… Read more »

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 »