The Firth of Clyde Forum is a not-for-profit organisation and as such we are constantly looking for funding to support our activities. Please contact the Project Manager if you can support us. If you are interested in organisation or individual membership click here to sign up. Membership is free.
Welcome to the Firth of Clyde Forum web site. The Forum is a voluntary partnership of local authorities, organisations, businesses and communities committed to working towards integrated, sustainable management of the Clyde's environmental, economic and community resources.
We implement Marine Planning / Integrated Coastal Zone Management initiatives and engage with local communities and other coastal and marine groups, facilitating discussions between parties on key coastal and marine issues. We produce newsletters, organise conferences and are involved in and promote various information and public events around the Firth of Clyde. The Forum Core Group of key stakeholders meets on a quarterly basis and is currently responsible for the implementation of the Firth of Clyde Marine Spatial Plan.
Hot Topics and Breaking News
Citizen Science – volunteer engagement in environmental monitoring
Coastal Communities Fund OPEN
The Big Lottery have announced the opening of this years' round of funding from the Coastal Communities Fund. This, the last year of the fund will see the last 2 years worth of funding rolled together to allow extra time for the grants in the final year to be spent. For more information about how the year 2 funds were spent please visit the website.
Less litter on Scottish beaches, Marine Conservation Society study findings
Volunteers cleared more than 36,000 pieces of rubbish in just one day from 45 Scottish beaches. There was a slight drop in the quantity of rubbish found on Scottish beaches but there is still a "shocking" amount of litter on beaches. For more information and the full report click here.
RYA Scotland Launches Commonwealth Flotilla
More than one thousand people on 250 boats of various shapes and sizes will be delivered to Glasgow as part of the Commonwealth Flotilla. This will be the largest number of boats ever assembled on the Clyde and will take place over the weekend of 25-27 July 2014. For more information visit RYA Scotland website.
The Nature of Scotland Awards Open
The Awards have been developed to recognise and celebrate excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in Scottish nature conservation. The eight categories to enter each identify a different area of nature conservation: Marine Conservation; Sustainable Development; Politician of the Year; Innovation; Outstanding Contribution; RSPB Species Champion; Community. For more information go to www.rspb.org.uk/natureofscotland
Public Sector Climate Change Portal Launched
The portal is designed to add value to the work of public sector organisation and initiatives supported by the Scottish Government, to help public sector action on climate change in line with the Public Bodies Duties in the Climate Change (Scotland) Act. Visit Public Sector Climate Change Portal