Solway Tweed Info
The Solway Tweed RBD is home to approximately 450,000 people and includes the rivers that feed into the Solway Firth and Tweed estuaries and the estuaries themselves. The RBD has an area of around 17,500 sq km and incorporates the Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, small parts of Ayrshire in Scotland and parts of Northumbria and Cumbria in England. The main river catchments include the rivers Tweed, Eden, Esk, Annan, Nith, Dee-Ken, Bladnoch, Cree and their associated wetlands. The landscape is largely rural and supports a wide range of internationally important habitats and wildlife, with many sites designated as Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) and Special Protection Areas (SPAs). There are also many excellent salmon and sea trout rivers in the RBD.