Appendix 4 – Disclaimer & Points to Note
Inclusion of 1996 Solway Review Text and Solway Firth Partnership Text
Please note that as this review builds upon the information provided in The Solway Firth Review (1996). There are sections of text which are directly taken from the original report. These sections of text are of varying lengths and are in several of the report sections. These sections of text will not be referenced or have quotation marks. This is because the 1996 report is still highly relevant in many topics and has certain information which remains consistent in the Solway. Both reports are published by Solway Firth Partnership and the current review serves the purpose of building on the previous review as opposed to entirely replacing it.
Some text has been taken from Solway Firth Partnership published documents and the Partnership’s website. This has been done with overall permission of the Partnership. Please be aware that text from Solway Firth Partnership is not referenced throughout the text. Tables and images are referenced.
The ‘productive’ chapter of the Solway Review is populated with data and information from the Socio-economic Assessment’s for the Scottish (SEASS), and English Solway (SEAES), which are two separate projects completed in 2020. Sections of the text in the Productive chapter and productive overview will be directly from the SEASS or SEAES Reports. These reports are available here. The socio-economic reports were needed in light of socio-economic changes impacting the Solway Firth, and also for the purpose of populating the productive section of the Solway Review. Text from the SEASS and SEAES reports is not referenced individually.
The SEASS and SEAES reports were completed in March 2020 by EKOS Consultants. These were funded as separate projects through the European Maritime Fisheries Fund administered by Marine Scotland and the Marine Management Organisation in England. These reports were completed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore do not consider the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on Solway Firth sectors.
The Solway Review may occasionally discuss the UK exit from the European Union (Brexit) or the global Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) but does not delve into the potential changes or impacts of these two issues in any great detail.
This decision was taken due to the many unknowns throughout writing the Solway Review, the evolving circumstances, and also the unknown potential future issues arising from Brexit and the global Coronavirus pandemic. Reviewing the entire Solway Review in light of ongoing, and constant, changes was unrealistic.
Image; Front Cover of the original ‘Solway Firth Review’ 1996. © Solway Firth Partnership.