Scottish solway wildfowlers association

Membership and Permits

Visitor Permits

Membership applications should be submitted in writing, using the specified form on this website, accompanied by a stamped and self addressed envelope to The Secretary, Scottish Solway Wildfowlers Association, 14 Seaforth Park, Annan, DG12 6HX. Email:

Visitor Permits can be purchased by contacting:
Mr David Campbell, Permit Secretary, Nursery House, Comlongon, Clarencefield, Dumfries, DG1 4NA.

Applications must be made to the Ticket Secretary at least 14 clear days prior to the required date of the visit.

The following procedure should be followed: –
  • Applications should be submitted in writing using the specified form on this site, accompanied by a self-addressed envelope.
  • The application must be booked in advance, giving at least 14 days notice.
  • A photocopy of BASC membership and current shotgun certificate should accompany each application. If no BASC membership available, then proof of appropriate Third Party Liability Insurance will be required.
  • Permits cost £6 per day, or £30 for a Weekly Permit (Monday to Saturday). Cheques should be made payable to Scottish Solway Wildfowlers Association.

Please note that no telephone applications will be entertained.

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Membership types

Full members

those who are now, or were at the time of joining the Association, resident in the counties of Old Cumberland, Dumfriesshire and Kirkcudbrightshire.

Associate Members

who are persons resident out with the counties of Old Cumberland, Dumfriesshire and Kirkcudbrightshire.

Non-Shooting Members

Full or Associate Members who, at the discretion of the Committee can become a Non-Shooting Member at a reduced subscription.

Junior Members

open to those persons who have not reached the age of eighteen years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

How do I join?

Application forms to join the Association should be downloaded from this website and sent in hard copy, completed and duly signed by a proposer and seconder, who have to be current members of the Association, to the Secretary.

Is membership limited?

The Scottish Solway Wildfowlers Association has a limited membership for full and associate members, and operate with a waiting list where the number of applications exceeds this limit.

Do I need to be experienced?

Depending on wildfowling experience, new members may be required to be accompanied on the foreshore with either their proposer, seconder or another experienced member of the Association by arrangement, in their first season. Every new member will serve a probationary period in their first season, at the end of which their application will be considered for continuation.

When is the application process?

Applications should be with the Secretary no later than 30th June in any year to be considered for the following season. Applicants may well be asked to attend for interview at a time, date and place which will be duly notified to them. The purpose of this interview is to allow the Committee to meet and find out about the knowledge and experience an applicant has in wildfowling. The interview will also allow the applicant to find out more about the Association.

Scottish Solway Wildfowlers Association