Local News

MP seeks clarity on ferry traffic Brexit plans

More clarity is being sought from the Scottish Government on proposals to use the east pier at Stranraer as an overspill lorry park in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The emergency plans featured in a statement made at Holyrood this week by Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

MP quizzes council over hotel flood fears

Urgent steps must be taken to ensure there is sufficient protection for buildings close to Stranraer’s derelict George Hotel.

That was the call this week from Scottish Secretary and local MP Alister Jack, who was contacted by constituents in the area.

MP praises Stranraer Oyster Festival team

Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack has praised the organisers of last weekend's highly successful Stranraer Oyster Festival on 'a job well done.'

The Scottish Secretary and his wife Ann enjoyed the event, which attracted thousands of visitors to the town and wider area.

Open day 'first' for station gardeners

Green fingered volunteers behind award-winning railway station gardens received warm praise from an admirer when they notched up an open day first.