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.
He said: "It has provided a feast of culinary expertise and highlighted some of the best of our local seafood.
"Many visitors I met were certainly impressed and indicated that they may return to see more of the area in the future.
"I'm sure this niche event will go from strength to strength and importantly is helping keep Stranraer on the map."
Mr Jack added: "It is an inspiration to everyone working so hard to enhance the Stranraer waterfront and the town centre."