News

Join the Volunteer Group at Mawbray Banks for General Maintenance and Gorse Cutting

The Solway Coast AONB Volunteer session on Thursday 31 October will return to Mawbray Banks. The task this week will include some tidying and finishing work around the natterjack toad pools and continuing with the gorse cutting started last time. The session will run from 10.00am to 3.30pm.  Meet at Mawbray Banks Yard Car park… Read more »

Dumfries and Galloway Council Host Waste and Recycling Community Conversations

Find out about the new kerbside recycling service in your local community and give your views.  

New Code of Conduct 2019 – 2020 for Solway Scallop and Static Gear Fishermen Luce Bay and Wigtown Bay areas

The new code of conduct is now in operation for 2019 to 2020 scallop and static gear fishery in the Solway. The new code can be downloaded here

Vacancy for Clyde Marine Planning Partnership Public Engagement Officer

The Clyde-wide public engagement project is funded by the European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and delivers wide public engagement with the development and early implementation of the Clyde Regional Marine Plan (CRMP). It aims to take account of the views of people who would not normally engage in marine planning; informing them about the… Read more »

Robin Rigg Community Fund Launches

Solway Firth Partnership (SFP) is now running the Robin Rigg Community Fund on both side of the Solway Firth. The Robin Rigg Community Fund is available to community groups and organisations in the Solway area undertaking activities that contribute to the reduction of the effects of climate change or otherwise benefit the local community. The… Read more »

Proposed New NWIFCA Byelaws

Two byelaws have been approved and made by the Authority. In accordance with Defra’s byelaw making process the Authority must now advertise these byelaws and provide a consultation period before they can be signed by the Minister to bring them into force. A summary of the byelaws can be found below and copies of both… Read more »

Highly Protected Marine Areas call for evidence launch

As part of the UK Government’s commitment to leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it, an independent review of Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) – which represent the upper end of environmental protection – was publicly announced on gov.uk on the 8 June. The review, led by ex-fisheries Minister Richard Benyon… Read more »

Millport Marine Symposium

The 3rd Millport Marine Symposium will take place on Saturday 19th October and will feature 16 speakers from all fields of marine science.  The diverse array of presentation topics on offer is sure to provide exciting opportunities to find out about some fantastic projects from both here in the UK and further afield. The heavily… Read more »

Kirkcudbright Bay Maritime Archaeology

As part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Galloway Glens Project, Solway Firth Partnership will be running a series of events between 4 and 7 October with archaeologists from The SCAPE Trust at St Andrews University to reveal and record the history of Kirkcudbright Bay. There are still a few places left on the archaeology survey… Read more »

Volunteering Event on Friday 4 October 2019

Dumfries and Galloway Council (DGC) is committed to embracing Civic Pride, empowering communities and strengthening partnership-working with communities through our Streetscene Model. With this in mind, DGC would like to invite you to attend a Volunteering Event on Friday 4 October 2019 at 10.00am – 12noon in St Couans Hall, Kirkcowan (Village Hall). The purpose… Read more »