UK Commits to International Marine Science Collaboration

UK signs agreement with ICES demonstrating commitment to international marine science collaboration. The government has set out its commitment to international marine and fisheries science by signing an agreement which will ensure continued partnership with the International Council of the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). ICES is a network of nearly 6,000 scientists from over… Read more »

£2.5m Funding lifeline for Scottish Marine, Boating and Outdoor Industry

The Scottish Government has announced a £2.5m Covid-19 support package for the Marine, Boating and Outdoor Tourism sector. Sail Scotland and the outdoor tourism group Wild Scotland have secured a £2.5m re-start grant scheme aimed at supporting businesses through the high expenditure period of recommissioning vessels, visitor moorings and visitor pontoons for the 2021 season…. Read more »

Launch of Scotland’s Marine Assessment 2020

The Scotland’s Marine Assessment 2020 has been launched. A new online platform which assesses the condition of Scotland’s marine environment and the human activity it supports showcases this new assessment. The interactive portal, which is an update to Scotland’s Marine Atlas 2011 brings together work from more than 250 scientists into 183 studies which review… Read more »

Marine Scotland Publish their Future fisheries: management strategy – 2020 to 2030

Marine Scotland Publish their Future fisheries: management strategy – 2020 to 2030. Through the delivery of Marine Scotland’s (MS) Future Fisheries Management Strategy they set their vision for Scotland to be a world class fishing nation, delivering responsible and sustainable fisheries management. This strategy sets out the MS approach to managing Scotland’s sea fisheries from… Read more »

Marine Scotland Publish Useful Contacts for Brexit

Marine Scotland have published a list of contacts for trade enquires relating to the end of the EU exit (Brexit) transition period. The list can be accessed here

NWIFCA Potting Permits Update

Reminder: Application for Whelk Track Record Closes 17th January The NWIFCA Potting Permit Byelaw 2020 was sent to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) on 17 July 2020 for Q&A prior to being sent to Defra for confirmation by the Secretary of State. Under the process for assigning whelk track record, applications for both whelk track… Read more »

Happy Christmas and New Year from all the SFP Staff!

Solway Firth Partnership staff would like to wish all our supporters around the Solway a very happy Christmas and New Year. The SFP staff will be on holiday from 21 Dec to 4 January.

Solway Firth Partnership YouTube Videos

Solway Firth Partnership has produced a number of videos which are all available on the SFP YouTube Channel. So if you’d like to see some footage of the Solway coast, check out the Kirkcudbright Bay Walks or watch the webinar series click here

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 »