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Sea-Changers Launch New Marine Conservation Social Fund

The Sea-Changers Charity has launched a new Marine Conservation Social Fund. The aim of the Marine Conservation Social Fund is to support socially beneficial marine conservation approaches and solutions. The main grant fund projects achieve one or more of the following objectives: To address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the… Read more »

Join SFP for a Free Scottish Geology Festival Event at Stranraer Beach!

Join SFP for a Free Scottish Geology Festival Event at Stranraer Beach!

Funding support for fishing and marine businesses in Scotland

Funding support for fishing and marine businesses has been announced in Scotland. Fishing businesses and marine organisations have been awarded funding to mitigate the impacts of Brexit and help the sector recover from effects of COVID-19. The financial support of almost £800,000 – part of the £14 million Marine Fund Scotland – was announced by… Read more »

Deadline Extended for Applications for Solway Firth Partnership Board of Trustees Vacancies

The deadline has been extended for applications for Solway Firth Partnership Board of Trustees Vacancies. Solway Firth Partnership currently has two vacancies for new Trustees. Solway Firth Partnership (SFP) is an independent charity that works to support a vibrant and sustainable local economy while respecting, protecting and celebrating the distinctive character, heritage and natural features… Read more »

I-VMS for England’s under-12m fishing vessels takes a step forward

I-VMS for England’s under-12m fishing vessels takes a step forward. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has launched its programme to identify tracking devices that meet its technical specifications for monitoring location, speed and heading of under-12m fishing vessels. Suppliers have been invited to submit their products and technologies for assessment so fishers will have a… Read more »

Support to protect Scotland’s coastlines

Support to protect Scotland’s coastlines. An estimated £1.2 billion of Scotland’s buildings, transport infrastructure, cultural and natural heritage may be at risk of coastal erosion by 2050, according to new research. As part of the Scottish Government’s Dynamic Coast project, funded by the Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW), the University of Glasgow has developed… Read more »

Consultation on Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind for Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas Decarbonisation (INTOG)

A Consultation has been launched on the Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind for Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas Decarbonisation (INTOG). This new planning round is designed to identify new potential areas for offshore wind development that will specifically target the electrification of oil and gas infrastructure in Scottish waters (out to 200 NM)…. Read more »

Dumfries and Galloway Car Park Survey

SFP is carrying out a car park survey along the Dumfries and Galloway coast. If you’d like to give your views on the car parks along the coast please take part in the survey at – Dumfries and Galloway Car Park Survey

Launching the Scottish Geology Festival Free Events on the Solway!

The Scottish Geology Festival 2021 will run from 1 September to 17 October 2021. Scotland’s iconic landscapes and rugged coastlines have been shaped by the elements over countless millennia. These foundations, the rocks beneath our feet, hold the secrets of our planet’s past, they have influenced our culture and provide an outdoor playground for us… Read more »

Cumbrian Solway Coaster Video

A new Cumbrian Solway Coaster video has been produced. The ‘Solway Coaster’ is a 14.1km route between Allonby and Silloth on Cumbria’s Solway Coast. The link between the coastal towns forms part of the National Cycle Network Route 72 (Hadrian’s Cycleway), which runs from Ravenglass, Cumbria, to South Shields in Tyne and Wear. The new… Read more »