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Beach Clean at Allonby North

Why not work off some of those Christmas calories by joining a beach clean on Saturday 29 December at Allonby North Beach from 10.00am to 12 noon. John Gorrill has organised this event to help clean up the coast. Please meet/park in the free northern car park beside the B5300 coast road, just within the… Read more »

Join the Irish Sea Maritime Forum Biennial Conference in Cardiff

The first Irish Sea Maritime Forum (ISMF) Biennial Conference to be held in Wales will take place on Tuesday 15 January 2019. The Forum are delighted to have the opportunity to host this in the spectacular Pierhead building that is part of the National Assembly for Wales estate in Cardiff. The event aims to bring… Read more »

Book your place at the MMO Marine Planning Events: Iteration 3

In early 2019 the MMO will be engaging on the Iteration 3 outputs for marine planning in the north west. This will provide the ideal opportunity for you to check progress towards the development of the plans. The engagement on Iteration 3 outputs will focus on: – preferred draft policies; – draft supporting text for… Read more »

Drone Footage over the line of the old Solway Viaduct

Jamie Grant recently flew a drone from Annan to Bowness on Solway, the route across the viaduct that his grandfather used to walk many years ago when Scotland had a Sunday alcohol ban.

Buds in beautiful places – A call for help!

As we near the last week of the UK Government’s Public consultation on the proposals to ban the sale and distribution of plastic stemmed cotton buds in England Nurdle HQ want to have one last push to show those who are not yet convinced why we need this legislation. The public have until the 3rd… Read more »

Irish Sea Maritime Forum Biennial Conference on Tuesday 15 January 2019 in Cardiff

Join people from all around the Irish Sea for the first Irish Sea Maritime Forum Biennial Conference to be held in Wales. The Forum are delighted to have the opportunity to host this in the spectacular Pierhead building that is part of the National Assembly for Wales estate in Cardiff. The event aims to bring… Read more »

The Irish Sea Centre Meets the Irish Sea Maritime Forum

On October 22nd, the Department for Enterprise hosted the first meeting between the locally-based Irish Sea Centre (ISC) and Members of the Steering Group of the Irish Sea Maritime Forum (ISMF), together with representatives from the Department for Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA), the Irish Sea Rim, the Manx Wildlife Trust, UNESCO Biosphere Isle of… Read more »

AONB Volunteer Work Party at Mawbray Banks on Thursday 22 November

Join the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) staff on a work party at Mawbray Banks on Thursday 22 November. The team will be gorse cutting so dress appropriately and bring a packed lunch along. Meet at the Main car park, opposite Mawbray Village turn off from coast road. Volunteering with the Solway… Read more »

MMO Plans Iteration 3 Stakeholder Engagement for the NW Marine Plan

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) will soon be embarking on the next phase of stakeholder engagement in the marine planning process in the NW Marine Plan area,  between 21 Jan and 29 March 2019.  It provides an opportunity for stakeholders to respond to the Iteration 3 outputs of the planning process: preferred policies and supporting… Read more »

Scotland’s International Marine Conference 20-21 February 2019

Scotland’s vision is for clean, healthy, safe, productive and diverse seas that are managed to meet the long term needs of nature and people. This is only achievable through strong national action and international cooperation. Scotland’s International Marine Conference 2019 will focus on current national and international actions to protect the marine environment. Through discussion… Read more »