South Scotland

Stranraer regeneration funds seek clearance

Stranraer Image copyright Andy Farrington

Dumfries and Galloway Council is being asked to agree to contribute a further £321,000 towards a £3.5m regeneration of Stranraer town centre.

The local authority has already agreed to invest £600,000 in the project.

It will upgrade "key buildings", address empty or derelict property, offer building improvement grants and improve streets and paths.

Private finance, the Scottish government and Historic Environment Scotland are also backing the scheme.

A report to the council's Wigtown area committee seeks approval for the additional slice of funding.

It is being advised to recommend that the authority's environment and infrastructure committee makes the contribution.

A wider waterfront regeneration scheme is also ongoing in Stranraer.

It aims to attract inward investment to the area after Irish Sea ferry operator Stena Line moved its port operations from the town to Cairnryan.

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