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Solway Coast Cycling Festival line-up Announced

The Solway Coast Cycling Festival line-up has now been announced. The celebration of all things cycling will take place on Silloth Green from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, September 11 – just one day after the Tour of Britain has raced through Cumbria. The festival will be an opportunity to explore the beautiful Solway Coast… Read more »

Bring in the Rhins? Biosphere boundaries come up for review

Bring in the Rhins? The Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere boundaries have now come up for review. With its 10th anniversary approaching in 2022, Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere is reviewing its geographical boundaries and the question of whether to make the Rhins of Galloway part of the designation has been raised.  Following discussion… Read more »

Government to introduce world-leading ban on shark fin trade

The UK government is set to introduce a world-leading ban on the shark fin trade. The UK will go further than any other country to stop the cruel practice of shark finning International Ocean Minister Lord Goldsmith announced today, thanks to new legislation set to ban the import and export of shark fin products. The… Read more »

Cefas protecting the world’s oceans

Cefas to partner on government’s support to protect the world’s oceans with boost for marine recovery. Projects to tackle climate change and protect the world’s oceans have been given a major boost with the first £16.2 million of funding from the UK’s £500 million Blue Planet Fund announced today. The programmes, financed from the UK’s… Read more »

Solway Firth Partnership Vacancies in Board of Trustees

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 of our marine and coastal area. We do this by working with people on both… Read more »

Government launches consultation into a new nature mapping plan for local communities

The government has launched a consultation into a new nature mapping plan for local communities. The Local Nature Recovery Strategies aim to help drive up the recovery of England’s landscapes and wildlife locally by creating a new tool for local areas to agree priorities and map proposals for nature’s recovery – ensuring more value is… Read more »

New Round of Robin Rigg Community Fund Opens

The Third Round of the Robin Rigg Community Fund is Now Open for Applications! Solway Firth Partnership (SFP) is once again running the Robin Rigg Community Fund for 2022 on both side of the Solway Firth. The Robin Rigg Community Fund, provided by RWE Renewables, is available to community groups and organisations in the eligible… Read more »

Join the Mull of Galloway Recording Day with SWSEIC

Join the Mull of Galloway Recording Day with South West Scotland Environmental Information Centre (SWSEIC). SWSEIC is organising a field recording day at the Mull of Galloway on Thursday 19th August. They will be looking to gather a group of wildlife recorders to help record a wide range of plants, animals and fungi around the… Read more »

Consultation on Draft Flood Risk Management Strategies and Local Flood Risk Management Plans

Consultation on Draft Flood Risk Management Strategies and Local Flood Risk Management Plans. Dumfries and Galloway Council as Lead Local Authority for the Solway Local Plan District, as identified under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 hereby advise that information contributing to the delivery of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 is now… Read more »

Anglers urged to be vigilant for invasive pink salmon

Anglers urged to be vigilant for invasive pink salmon. The Environment Agency is urging anglers to report unusual catches or sightings of invasive pink salmon after unprecedented numbers have been detected further south than previously observed. The pink salmon, which can be identified by large black oval spots on its tail, could carry diseases which… Read more »