Stage 1 Report on the South of Scotland Enterprise Bill

The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee has just produced the Stage 1 Report on the South of Scotland Enterprise Bill. The overall conclusions are that:- The Committee fully supports the creation of a new enterprise agency for the south of Scotland. The Committee supports the general principles of the Bill and recommends to the Parliament… Read more »

Future of Fisheries Management in Scotland: National Discussion Paper

Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing has launched a national discussion paper setting out the Scottish Government’s vision for the future of fisheries. Mr Ewing is meeting with representatives from the local fishing community in Kirkwall, Orkney, on Monday in the first of a series of similar meetings across Scotland, which will allow individuals, businesses and communities… Read more »

Cumbrian BogsLIFE conference 7-8 May 2019 – Save the Date!

Save the Date! Cumbrian Bogs LIFE+ end of project Conference Tuesday 7 May and Wednesday 8 May 2019 This free event will take place at Newton Rigg Campus, near Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0AH. The conference marks the end of the five year, EU LIFE-funded lowland raised peat bog restoration project, which has taken place over… Read more »

MMO Online Stakeholder Engagement on Iteration 3

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) online engagement runs until 29 March 2019. The MMO are engaging publicly on their work to date in the development of the north west marine plans (Iteration 3). This will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to input towards the development of marine plans in the north west area. The engagement… Read more »

Join the Litter Pick at Grune Point, Skinburness

The Solway Coast AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) are holding a volunteer task this Sunday 3 March, starting at 10.00am. The task for this Sunday is a litter pick on Grune Point, a great opportunity to spend some time on this beautiful part of the AONB. Meet at the site of the Skinburness Hotel… Read more »

Carsethorn Beach Clean with D&G Eco Warriors

Join the D and G Eco Warriors on Sunday 10 March for a beach clean at Carsethorn Beach. Meet in front of The Steamboat Inn, Sea front at Carsethorn, DG2 8DS Dumfries.  For information or to get in touch with the organisers visit the Facebook page

Notice to Mariners of Port William Dredging Operations

Port William Harbour – Dredging Operations To facilitate dredging in the main basin, excavators will be operating in Port William harbour 2 ½ hours either side of Low Water (LW) on the following tides: MONDAY 18th February Low water @ 1710 TUESDAY 19th February LW @ 0528 & 1803 WEDNESDAY 20th February LW @ 0618… Read more »

Rascarrel Bay Beach Clean

Join the D and G Eco Warriors on Saturday 16 February for a beach clean at Rascarrel Bay, Auchencairn. Meet at 12.30pm at Auchencairn Primary School so that everyone can travel in convoy to the bay.  The group has special access for cars for this event.  The postcode for the school is Castle Douglas DG7… Read more »

Join the RSPB Mersehead Beach Clean

Saturday 23 February 10.00am to 2.00pm Join RSPB Mersehead Reserve staff for their second beach clean of the year and make a big difference to the marine environment and its wildlife. Please contact if you want to come along.

The Great Global Nurdle Hunt Now on!

Don’t Forget! The Great Global Nurdle Hunt, 8 – 17 February, wants to bring people together across the world to show industry, the general public and our governments the global extent and widespread issue of plastic pellet pollution. Nurdle Hunt Information provides everything you need to know to carry out your hunt! The data will be collated… Read more »