Sulwath Connections

Celebrating and enhancing the Scottish Solway Coast and river valleys

Sulwath Connections Landscape Partnership

Dumfries and Galloway Council has been working with and on behalf of 28 Partners to develop and implement the Sulwath Connections Landscape Partnership project.

The Sulwath Connections Landscape Partnership area covers the coastlands and river valleys of the Scottish Solway between Langholm and Stranraer. In 2007 it was awarded grants totaling £3.9 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Scottish Natural Heritage and host of other partners to fund the implemntation of a programme of improvements.

The Sulwath Connections programme is made up of 20 projects covering themes as diverse as riparian habitat management, access for all fishing, access enhancements and conservation of historic churchyards.


What you will find on this site:

projects - details of all the Sulwath Connections projects

partners - details of all the partners that are involved with Sulwath Connection

news & events - up to date details of Sulwath Connections news and events

contacts - more information about the contacts at Sulwath Connections

downloads - lists of newsletters, meeting minutes and press releases to download

Download the Sulwath Connections Evaluation Report December 2010



All in a Name - Sulwath Connections

The name "Sulwath" is the ancient name for the Solway Estuary. This is reputed to date back to a settlement to the east of Annan and it was therefore a name specific to the Scottish side of the Solway Firth. Sol is a term, common to Anglo-Saxon and to the Norse languages, for mud. Anglo-Saxon woeth - Norse vad or vath, a frequent suffix in Icelandic local names - is a word for ford.