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Historic Farmsteads on the Solway Webinar Now Available

The Historic Farmsteads on the Solway webinar is now available on the Solway Firth Partnership YouTube channel. The webinar, which took place on Thursday 3 December, live with great speakers from both sides of the Solway featured examples of farmstead development over the centuries. To watch the webinar click here

Join the ‘Investigating the Mull of Galloway’, a Zoom Webinar

Investigating the Mull of Galloway, a Zoom Webinar, is being held on Thursday 10th December at 7.30pm. The dramatic Mull of Galloway has long been an enigmatic location. There is archaeological evidence of human activity there from the Neolithic onwards, but the site has long been noted for the presence of the system of defensive… Read more »

Upper Solway Flats and Marshes Special Protection Area (SPA) Extended

The Upper Solway Flats and Marshes Special Protection Area (SPA) has officially been extended and renamed the Solway Firth SPA. SPA’s are designated under the EU Birds Directive.  The SPA has been designated in the inner Solway Firth for inshore non-breeding waterfowl and non-breeding gulls, and is an an important wintering grounds location. The Solway… Read more »

Flagship Fisheries Bill becomes law

The UK’s first major domestic fisheries legislation in nearly 40 years has just been passed into law. The Fisheries Act 2020 gives the UK full control of its fishing waters for the first time since 1973. The Fisheries Act will enable the UK to control who fishes in our waters through a new foreign vessel… Read more »

Dumfries and Galloway Regionwide Coastal Benefit Fund Round 2 Launched

Round 2 of the Dumfries and Galloway Regionwide Coastal Benefit Fund is now open for applications. Dumfries and Galloway Regionwide Coastal Benefit Fund has been established to invest funds awarded to our Council from the net revenue generated from Scottish Crown Estate marine assets (out to 12 nautical miles). £416,620.01 has been allocated for 2021/22… Read more »

Help SFP Win £1,000 in the 12 Days of Giving Prize Draw

Help SFP Win £1,000 in the 12 Days of Giving Prize Draw. 12 Days of Giving / £120,000 / 120 Charities / 12 Days Movement for Good’s 12 Days of Giving is back again for 2020. Nominations are invited for any UK registered charity for the chance to win £1,000. There will be 10 winners drawn… Read more »

Scottish Government Launches a Consultation on Introducing Market Restrictions on Single-use Plastic Items in Scotland

Scottish Government launched the consultation on introducing market restrictions on single-use plastic items in Scotland. The consultation proposes the introduction of market restrictions – effectively a ban – on the most commonly littered single-use plastic items found on European beaches. It represents an important next step in the Scottish Government’s (SG) efforts to tackle our… Read more »

Local Artists Create a New Film Documenting a Unique Solway Fishing Tradition

Local Artists Create a New Film Documenting a Unique Solway Fishing Tradition – haaf netting. Join local artists and Haaf netters for an online film screening with Q&A on Thursday 26th November, 7pm – 8pm. ‘HAAF’ is a new short film that captures Solway’s unique fishing tradition. Haaf netting as we see it today is… Read more »

Coastal Conversations – Historic Farmsteads on the Solway

Coastal Conversations: Historic Farmsteads on the Solway Following the success of the first Coastal Conversation held by Solway Firth Partnership and the Solway Coast AONB, the second in the series will be held on Thursday 3 December at 6.30pm. This webinar will delve into the history of farmstead development across the Solway Firth, comparing farmsteads… Read more »

Creel Marking Order in Scotland

The Creel Marking Order was brought into Scotland in summer 2020. This Order introduces requirements for the marking of creels. The Order extends to Scotland and applies to territorial sea adjacent to Scotland. The Order is made in accordance with Article 19 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council… Read more »