Marine Planning Newsletter

This issue, produced by the Marine Management Organisation, includes news on the recent stakeholder engagement on policy development for the North West, North East, South West and South East Marine Plans; the recent implementation training sessions that have been carried out; and the results of our monitoring survey of the use of the East and… Read more »

‘A sense of place’: Creative Writing on a Solway Saltmarsh – Book Now!

‘A sense of place’: a creative writing workshop on a Solway saltmarsh will run on Saturday 8 June from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The saltmarshes of the Upper Solway change daily with the tides and weather, and are home to millions of minute animals, salt-tolerant plants, and thousands of feeding birds. How can we convey our… Read more »

Volunteer for the C-side Project

The C-Side Carbon Storage Project is seeking volunteers for a salt marsh survey. The NERC funded C-SIDE (Carbon Storage in Inter tidal Environments) project is looking into the importance of salt marshes in absorbing carbon dioxide to combat climate change. C-SIDE is collecting lots of soil samples from salt marshes across England, Scotland and Wales…. Read more »

Seeking a Intern for Marine Futures North West

The Marine Futures Internship Programme offers a unique opportunity to a recent graduate interested in a career in the marine environment. As an intern on the programme they will gain skills, knowledge and experience across a variety of sectors in this exciting field to help  direct and shape future career ambitions. This internship programme is… Read more »

October planned for Scotland’s offshore wind launch

Scotland’s new leasing round for offshore wind projects is likely to fully launch in October 2019, Crown Estate Scotland, the public body responsible for leasing Scotland’s seabed, has announced. It will be at that point that applications for developments can start to be received. There will also be a ‘pre-launch’ in the summer which will… Read more »

Pennies From Heaven? – Galloway Hydro Scheme Inspires Climate Change Exhibition

Upland artists look to historic 1930s clean power project for inspiration in the struggle to create a greener future. Pennies from Heaven? – an exhibition inspired by the historic Galloway Glens hydro scheme that explores energy, climate change and consumerism is soon to open in Dumfries. It follows a successful series of events on Saturday,… Read more »

Waste and Recycling Event at Newton Stewart

Join Dumfries and Galloway Council staff on Tuesday 7 May at 7.00pm at the Ewart High School in Newton Stewart for a ward event on waste and recycling. The Ward Event will provide an opportunity to find out  how the Council handles the treatment, recycling and disposal of waste within the Ward and wider region…. Read more »

Join the Sparling Film Night in Newton Stewart

Join Galloway Fisheries Trust to view the exciting new film about the unique Sparling Fish.

Scotland – A Rewilding Journey, at the Theatre Royal Dumfries

On Friday 3 May, the Theatre Royal in Dumfries is hosting a presentation and launch of a new book, SCOTLAND: A Rewilding Journey. This landmark book is a rallying call for a wilder Scotland, where forests abundant with life are regenerating, where rivers lined by alder and willow run freely, where damaged peatlands are revitalised… Read more »

Solway Coast AONB Volunteer Work Party Tuesday 23 April, Crosscanonby

Join the Solway Coast AONB Volunteer Work Party on Tuesday 23 April from 10.00am to 12.30pm at Crosscanonby Carr for a litter pick and tidy up of the reserve. This will be a shorter morning session tidying up Crosscanonby Carr Reserve – clearing the paths, cutting back vegetation and a litter pick. Please bring clothing… Read more »