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 »

We all love our Solway Coast – Your opinion counts!

Every five years, the AONB team review and produce a management plan for the Solway Coast Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The time has now come to prepare for the next plan which starts in 2020. What do you think should be the priorities for the Solway and its landscape? If you haven’t already, please… Read more »

Join the Volunteer Work Party to Repair the Clay Dabbin at RSPB Campfield Reserve

Meet at RSPB Campfield Reserve on Thursday 11 July from 10.00am to 3.00pm This week the Solway Coast AONB Volunteer Group are carrying out a number of items of maintenance on the Clay Dabbin at RSPB Campfield:  – Cleaning and painting the interior display boards – Chipping of the render on one of the exterior… Read more »

Vacancy for Chair of Clyde MPP & Clyde 2020 Steering Group

A new Chair for Clyde Marine Planning Partnership and Clyde 2020 Steering Group is sought.  The tasks required as Chair are as follows:   – Chair the CMPP quarterly Members’ meetings and annual general meetings and the Clyde 2020 meetings. Chair CMPP Board meetings as required. [Estimated up to 8 meetings per year]. – Lead… Read more »

Can you take the plastic free challenge?

Marine Conservation Society launches its annual Plastic Challenge on 1 July. 9,000 people took up the challenge in 2018 – to try and live as single-use plastic free as possible for some or all of the month of July. We use single-use plastics for just about everything, from cleaning our teeth and showering, to buying… Read more »

Natural England look for Contractor to Produced Smelt Recovery Management Plan

European smelt (Osmerus eperlanus) is a fish species that inhabits near shore coastal and estuarine waters and migrates up river to spawn. Historically, smelt were an abundant shoaling fish characteristic of many UK estuaries with strong cultural connections to coastal and estuarine communities. Archaeological evidence of smelt bones at Roman encampments has been found and… Read more »