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Notice to Mariners – Kirkcudbright Harbour, MV River Trader

The MV River Trader, 58.27m LOA, GRT 794, will be berthing at Kirkcudbright Harbour around 1200 BST on Monday 20th May 2019 and departing around 1300 BST on Tuesday 21st May 2019. Vessels are reminded of their responsibilities Under International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea (IRPCS) and in particular Rule 9b and… Read more »

Events on Future of Fishery Management in Scotland

On 4 March the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, Mr Ewing, launched the Scottish Government’s national discussion paper on the Future of Fisheries Management in Scotland: (https://www.gov.scot/isbn/9781787815605). As part of the discussion paper process Marine Scotland are holding a range of events around the country and aim to speak to as many stakeholders as… Read more »

Amaze Me LEADER Film Screenings

During the Summer of 2018, nearly 60 young people aged 18–30 from Scotland, Finland, Latvia and Estonia came to Dumfries and Galloway to take part in a week long Amaze Me LEADER event. The journey, funded by Dumfries and Galloway LEADER programme, involved them travelling across the region to consider the strengths, weaknesses, challenges and… Read more »

Litter pick on Mawbray Banks, Sunday 12 May

Join the Solway Coast AONB staff for a litter pick and tidy up at this wonderful reserve. This is a good opportunity to contribute to looking after the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and maybe learn a little more about what makes this reserve special. A great activity for families, come for a… Read more »

Don’t miss the Archaeology Dig at Holme Cultram Abbey

The Dig is taking place on Thursday 9 May, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Meet in front of the Abbey Holme Cultram Abbey at Abbeytown was the largest monastic house in Cumbria and was founded by Cistercian monks from Melrose Abbey in Scotland.  The parish church is all that remains of an extensive complex. A series of… Read more »

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 »