Extended Closing Date for Future of Fisheries Management in Scotland Consultation

Marine Scotland are holding a range of stakeholder discussion events around Scotland to discuss the Scottish Government’s recently published national discussion paper on the Future of Fisheries Management in Scotland To ensure that all stakeholders with an interest in the marine fishing industry have the maximum opportunity to take part in the discussion process Marine… Read more »

South of Scotland Enterprise Bill Unanimously passed by Scottish Parliament

Since the Bill’s introduction to the Scottish Parliament in October 2018, the Scottish Government has worked to ensure the legislation provides a strong statutory framework for the new agency providing the flexibility to meet the specific needs of the south of Scotland. The Bill has had general cross-party support, and through the legislative process the… Read more »

SEPA Introduces New Finfish Aquaculture Regulatory Framework

SEPA have introduced a new, firm, evidence-based regulatory framework for Scotland’s finfish aquaculture sector. The framework will further strengthen the protection of the marine environment for the people of Scotland. Launched on 1st June 2019, the revised regulatory framework implements proposals announced in November 2018 which were subject to Scotland-wide consultation. The new framework, which… Read more »

World Oceans Day at Port William Saturday 8 June – Face to face with a lobster

Get up close to sealife at the World Oceans Day family event in Port William. A local fisherman is opening the doors to his lobster and crab holding tanks so the public can get up close to wildlife from our seas on Saturday 8th June from 12 noon to 5pm at Port William Harbour. Paul… Read more »

Future of Fisheries Management in Scotland – Join the Discussion!

Marine Scotland (MS) will be holding an event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow on Friday 14 June from 2.00pm to 5.00pm to discuss the Scottish Government’s recently published national discussion paper on the Future of Fisheries Management in Scotland As part of the discussion paper process MS are holding events around the country and… Read more »

Book Launch ‘West Cumbria: On the Edge’, a new publication by John Scanlan

‘West Cumbria: On the Edge’ is an exploration of a place that has existed throughout its modern history on the edge of things. Drawing insights from cultural and economic history, geography, architecture and the built environment, as well as literary and artistic representations, author John Scanlan presents a perspective on a place defined not only by… Read more »

Beach Clean at Port Logan, Thursday 30 May

Join the beach clean at Port Logan on Thursday 30 May.

Solway Coast SONB Volunteer Update – Spring 2019

Wolsty Boardwalk Project The Solway Coast AONB are going to be working on replacing the boardwalks from the Northern Wolsty Car Park over the dune front to the beach with three work days allocated to the task: Thu 30 May – Demolition and removal of existing boardwalk Thu 13 June – Construction of new boardwalk… Read more »

New Job Opportunity with Morecambe Bay Partnership

Morecambe Bay Partnership are looking for a new Nature and Wildlife Officer to deliver nature, heritage, disabled access, cycle ways and volunteering projects. For more information look at the Morcambe Bay Partnership website

Notice to Mariners – Kirkcudbright – Yacht Racing

Vessels should be aware that yacht racing may take place on the dates below approximately 2 hours either side of High Water in the area of Kirkcudbright Bay. Times are given in BST for HW in Kirkcudbright Bay. May 18 HW 1152 May 19 HW 1235 June 01 HW 1053 June 02 HW 1132 June… Read more »