Solway Firth Partnership September 2016 Newsletter

Booking now open for SFP / Solway Coast AONB Joint Conference, Solway Coastwise up and running! 
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Joint Conference Secures Top Presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff

News for September 2016

SFP / Solway Coast AONB Joint Conference 2016 
Bookings Now Open

Friday 25 November, Smiths Hotel at Gretna Green

Solway Firth Partnership and the Solway Coast AONB have managed to secure top presenter, Miranda Krestovnikoff, as the guest speaker for the final address of this years joint conference. 

Miranda is a British radio and television presenter specialising in natural history and archaeological programmes. She is well known for presenting the natural history section in Coast and is a regular presenter on The One Show.  Miranda is also an accomplished musician, as well as a qualified scuba diver.

This year's conference will feature fascinating talks and Coastal Conversations including:-
•    The Marine Planning Challenge Game, Put Yourself in their Shoes! 
•    Energy, the Solway’s Hidden Potential
•    Marine Biodiversity, the future of our seas 

and much more…..

The conference is free and includes a light buffet lunch but places are limited so booking is essential.  

Find more information here or Book your place by emailing or call 01387 702161 / 702362 with name / contact details by 15 November.  

Photo credit Jim Lennon

 News Update & Events

Wed 14 Sept 2016
Whale and Dolphin Watch, Maryport
Cumbria Wildlife Trust is teaming up with Sea Watch Foundation to carry out a survey of whales, porpoises and dolphins from Maryport.  Anyone can take part, no experience needed.  For more information click here

Sun 9 Oct 2016
Dawn Flight, Caerlaverock
Join the wardens as they open early to experience the wild geese flighting in against the dawn sky. For more information click here

Friday 25 November 2016
Book Now!
Solway Firth Partnership and the Solway Coast AONB will host a joint conference this year with Miranda Krestovnikoff, presenter of Coast, as key speaker.  Book now for a great event at Gretna Green!  

Solway Coastwise Project Up and Running

The Solway Coastwise Project, run by Solway Firth Partnership, will facilitate the discovery of coastal place names and the stories behind them.

This innovative three year project aims to give everyone in these coastal communities the opportunity to communicate their passion for their coast, bringing the cultural heritage of this fantastic landscape alive.

The newly appointed Coordinator and Assistant will help individuals, communities and businesses to get involved in the project.  As well as this, training to become ambassadors will be made available through a range of workshops, talks, visits and resources.

For more information about the project visit the webpage by clicking here

Solway Features as Case Study in European Project

The EU funded SIMCelt Project is a collaboration between organisations in the UK, France and Ireland. SIMCelt stands for Supporting Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning in the Celtic Seas and is designed to further the implementation on Maritime Spatial Planning (EU Directive).

The SIMCelt project aims to:
  • Understand current and future demands relevant to transboundary issues and areas.
  • Consider data-specific barriers to transboundary cooperation.
  • Develop approaches to stakeholder engagement during marine planning.
  • Consider potential options for transboundary cooperation and collaboration. 
For more information on the project and to keep up to date with progress visit the webpage by clicking here
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