NEWS

STRANRAER RESILIENCE FUND – FUNDING DISTRIBUTED

The SDT are delighted to provide funding to numerous organisations in the local area. We were overwhelmed with requests this year and unfortunately we couldn't provide all applicants with funding as some were unable to fulfil our specified criteria. Payments have now...

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STRANRAER IN BLOOM

We love this time of year. This is when the importance of maintaining what we have achieved is never more relevant. We are so grateful to Michael and his staff at Soleburn who look after the vast majority of our planters and have them primed to look sensational for...

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What a weekend! Official Media Release

Wow! What a weekend - read below the official media release... Organisers of the first Stranraer Oyster Festival have hailed the event a ‘massive success that exceeded all expectations’, with over 10,000 people visiting during the weekend. The three day festival saw...

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Join us for the BIG OYSTER BASH!

Don't miss out! Tickets available for the Big Oyster Bash from Hugh Aitken Jewellers, Central Cafe, McKenzies Electrical, Baxters, Cafe Pizzeria, North West Castle Hotel, and members of the Stranraer Watersports Association. Tickets can also be bought online Ticket...

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Festival Programme Launched

We're delighted to reveal our full event programme. Tickets now available to book online. Simply browse the list of festival events and OFF YOU GO!  Festival programme It's fun. It's for families, for young and for old. Much of the entertainment is free and EVERYONE...

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Scotland’s First Oyster Festival

Stranraer, in South West Scotland, is stunningly situated, around the sweeping bay at the head of Loch Ryan with beautiful views to distant Ailsa Craig, and beyond to the Irish Sea. The Stranraer Oyster Festival 2017 was inspired by the annual September harvesting of...

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It’s that time again!

Our town centre is once again looking lovely, bright and colourful with our summer plants. We've got even more planters arriving soon.  We want the town to look fabulous its 400th Royal Burgh anniversary celebrations and of course for the Stranraer Oyster Festival....

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Festival General Assistant wanted

We are looking for a temporary General Assistant to assist the Festival Officer organise the first Stranraer Oyster Festival. This is a full time but temporary position for three months commencing in July 2017 until end September 2017. Annual salary of £18,000 pro...

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New Festival Office

As from the 1st May 2017 we have our own dedicated office in Castle Court, Castle Street! This will be used as the Oyster Festival Office where Becky Toon, our Festival Officer will be based along with other support staff to the Trust. The address is Castle Court, 8...

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New Job Opportunity

Job Advertisement - Festival Youth Activities Coordinator We are looking for a Youth Activities Coordinator for the development of the youth activities and youth training element of the Stranraer Oyster Festival. Working with young people of the town to shape this...

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2nd Round of Resilience Fund Launches 1st May 2017

The second round of the Stranraer Resilience Fund opens on the 1st May 2017. This fund makes small grants to local community groups who are working with people in hardship. The funding has come from the Scottish Government through the Development Trust Association...

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Festival Officer appointed

The Trust has recently appointed their Festival Project Officer, Becky Toon. Becky will be based in the town and since starting with the Trust she has spent some time with Creetown Initiative, who have been the Trust’s partners since the start of the Development...

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