2020 is Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters. The Devil’s Porridge Museum is located near the Solway Firth and we are part of the Solway Firth Partnership which works “to support a vibrant and sustainable local economy while respecting, protecting and celebrating the distinctive character, heritage and natural features of our marine and coastal area.”
On January 28th 2020, Georgina Reid from the Solway Firth Partnerhip’s SMILE project will be delivering a talk on the work of the Partnership with a particular emphasis on the SMILE project.
The talk will start at 7pm and the cost is £3 per person (payable on the door, no need to book).
The aim of the Solway Marine Information, Learning and Environment (SMILE) Project is to update the 1996 ‘State of the Solway Review’, using innovative communication methods to gather pan-estuary information, learn from stakeholders and promote a better understanding of the Solway Firth ecosystem. The update is required in the light of new demands made on the estuary’s resources and in the context of marine planning. The Review will provide some of the evidence by which a sustainable approach to planning and management may be achieved; thereby helping to deliver the ecosystem based marine planning frameworks developed for the Solway. The SMILE Project is a EMFF funded project running until the end of 2020.
Biographical information about the speaker
Georgina Reid, SMILE Project officer at Solway Firth Partnership
Studied for her master’s in Marine Spatial Planning and Management in Newfoundland, Canada 2016-18
Interned with the Coastal Zone Management Unit in Barbados in 2018.
For questions and enquiries, please contact Judith on 01461 700021 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Solway Firth Partnership see: