Consultations and events


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For further detail on the stages of development of the Regional Marine Plan and associated opportunities to engage and input into plan development, please read the Statement of Public Participation, available on the Clyde Regional Marine Plan page.

Upcoming events

Workshop on the condition of seabed habitats, fish and shellfish in the ClydeTarbert. This workshop which was scheduled to take place on the 9th March has now been postponed. Please check back here for updates on the rescheduling of this workshop. Details of the workshop format can be found below.

The ‘Clyde Marine Region Assessment’, describes the current condition of the Clyde, changes over time, and the sensitivities and pressures faced by its diverse marine life. The focus for this public workshop will be on:

  • Seabed habitats, including: biogenic reefs (e.g. flame shell beds), seagrass and maerl beds, soft muddy sediments (important for burrowing animals) and rocky reefs.
  • Fish, including: the historical decline in herring and fish that live on or near the seabed (e.g. cod, haddock and whiting).
  • Shellfish, including: the prawn (Nephrops) fishery of today, and other commercially important shellfish in the Clyde such as scallops, crabs and lobsters.
  • Marine policy: with an open discussion on future marine planning policy in the Clyde in relation to the above topics, as well as opportunities for ongoing research and collaboration – input is welcome from the public.

Two short video animations will be shown to illustrate the process of the ‘Assessment’, and the ‘condition of seabed habitats, fish and shellfish in the Clyde’. A guide has also been drafted for the public to describe the topics above, and will be shown at the workshop.

Past events

Event detailsLocation, time and date
Understanding Marine Planning: Marine Spatial Planning Challenge interactive game sessions23rd February, Glasgow, Riverside museum, 18:00-20:30
22nd February, Clydebank, Clydebank Town Hall, 18:00-20:30
20th February, Portavadie, Portavadie Marina, 18:00-20:30
19th February 2018, Rothesay, Victoria Hotel, 18:00-20:30
Navigation and Associated Infrastructure working group meeting2nd February 2018, Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow. 10.00-13.00
Workshop on the condition of seabed habitats, fish and shellfish in the Clyde. This workshop was run as part of the Clyde 2020 project. 27th January 2018, The Lauriston Hotel, Ardrossan. 12.30-15.00
Streamline schools engagement sessions with 14-16 year olds, to gain input into marine planning. These sessions utilised the 'Streamline' approach, a novel technique that takes an interactive approach to interviewing people. 5th, 7th & 8th December 2017, Lochgilphead Joint Campus, Lochgilphead
30th & 31st November 2017, Arran High School, Lamlash
28th & 29th November 2017, Marr College, Troon
Aquaculture working group meeting7th November, 2017, LLTNP Office, Balloch, 10.30-15.30
Navigation and Associated Infrastructure working group meeting18th September 2017, Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow. 10.30-15.30
Marine Spatial Planning challenge introductory game – Targeted workshops working with divers and rowers to introduce marine planning and develop understanding.7th July 2017, Royal West of Scotland Amateur Boat Club, Greenock, 18.30-21.00
5th July 2017, Arran High School, Lamlash, 18.30-21.00
4th July 2017, Riverside Museum, Glasgow, 18.30-21.00
Marine Spatial Planning challenge introductory game – open session.24th May 2017, West of Scotland College, Greenock, 11.00-12.30
23rd May 2017, Arrochar Three Villages Hall, 19.30-21.00
23rd May 2017, Lochgilphead Community Centre, 12.30-14.00
Clyde Marine litter symposium (open event), marine litter workshop examining status of the issue and exploring policy options.26th November 2016, FSC Millport, 10.30-15.30
Marine Spatial Planning Challenge game tester session with University of Glasgow students.15th October 2016, FSC Millport, 10.30-15.30