A Little Bit About Us

The Stranraer Development Trust was formed by a group of people who were concerned about the downturn of the town.  The Trust received charitable status in February 2016 as a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation).  The primary aims of the Trust are to achieve sustainable regeneration of the community of Stranraer addressing a range of economic, social, environmental and cultural issues.  It will take forward projects that will increase opportunities, improve the attractiveness of the town, attract more visitors and revive the lost sense of pride in the town and what it has to offer.

Being able to demonstrate that we have the support of the local community by having as many members as possible is very important to show potential funders that we have your backing.

Whatever we do and whatever we achieve, we must do it together. Not for any one person or group or individual business but for the good of the town of Stranraer today, tomorrow and long into the future

...Romano Petrucci, Chairman

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All at the Stranraer Development Trust would like to give a huge thank you to the following people who helped contribute to the provision of the Festive Fun Day on Saturday the 18th:Thank you to the Millennium Centre for helping work in partnership and providing the venue and staff to assist at the event, Gerald Baillie from Lidl Stranraer for providing all the festive treats on the day, Trevor Harrison for being an excellent Santa, Jim Ryder from the Free Press for taking the wonderful pictures, Justin Brown from J&M Trains for sourcing all of the gifts, Alison McAuley and staff at the Ryan Centre for helping to provide the free cinema screenings, James Nixon for providing the bouncy castle and sweetie cones for the cinema screenings, The Men’s Shed for making some of the fantastic carnival games, Soleburn for kindly donating some items for the games, Scotsigns for generously providing some logo printing for the Christmas sacks, JB Prints for printing the Christmas cards, Hope London and Rory Laycock (Artists in Residence) for creating their colouring books and donating time to assist at the event and the Stranraer Common Good and Scotland Loves Local for providing the funding to help make the event possible. Last but not least, we would like to thank all that attended the event and would like to wish everyone Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year!🎅🎄

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As further information comes to light in relation to COVID 19 restrictions, we would like to advise people considering joining the Festive Fun Day on the 18th December at the Millennium Centre, that measures will be in place by the Millennium Centre to ensure a safe and enjoyable day for all that attend. At present, if you have booked for the crafting activities these people will be given priority over people that have not, if social distancing capacity is reached within the venue.Further updates will be given throughout the week if circumstances change.If you require any further information please contact Kelsey McWhirter - Youth Activities Engagement Officer on 01776748811 or email youth@stranraerdevelopmentrust.co.uk

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