During the summer, we had our first Outdoor Cinema event which was a great success, where lots of families enjoyed Paw Patrol and Shrek movies and even got to meet some of the stars of the show! The perfect way to end the summer working alongside brilliant organisations in town to provide a free day out for families and young people.
Then just like that it was time for the Stranraer Oyster Festival, where our incredible team of young volunteers and adult volunteers stepped up eager to do their bit to help the weekend go smoothly! We could not have done it without them and rain or shine they were still smiling and happy to join us! If you would like to become a Volunteer at the 2024 Oyster Festival then head on over to https://stranraeroysterfestival.com/volunteering.
Our Stranraer Youth Developers helped the year go out with a sparkle with some fun Christmas activities! From Childrens' Christmas Crafting sessions at the Millennium Centre, where we decorated Christmas cards/baubles/ holiday wreaths. We garnered our Christmas spirit to withstand the cold and created Christmas chocolate reindeer cones to be handed out at the Christmas Lights switch on at the Castle Square and also joined forces with the Millennium Centre in handing out Chocolate Stranraer Primary Schools.
New Plans For The Future
Plans for the Future of Stranraer have already started to happen including Renovating The George Hotel and the Development of the Waterfront. All of which will reinvigorate Stranraer, which is great for all involved, locals and visitors alike.
Copies of this publication are available in Gateway to Galloway for anyone who wishes one.
The South of Scotland Destination Alliance (SSDA) are Establishing ‘Scotland Starts Here’ as the destination brand for the region. They are also trying to establish an extended Season to encourage all year round Tourism. If anyone has Winter photos and would like to share them please contact us.
Recently Staff and Volunteers had a Christmas night out, enjoying a meal at the Northwest Castle Stranraer
We really need your help. We want to encourage visitors to the area that we all love.
If you would like to become one of our Volunteers here at Gateway to Galloway then please email:
We will endeavour to cover events happening in the area and show these events on our Calendar page on the website.
But these are some of the events happening soon:
Creative Stranraer has a Write - On Workshop with Penny McPherson -
Thursday 15th Feb. 6-8pm
For the young amongst us there are;
Well Being Day, 27th March (Free Lunch)
Stranraer Academy Transition Day 4th April
Youth Leader Training, 6th April
The Ryan Centre Cinema have films and snacks on over the school holidays.
For everyone else
The theatre at the Ryan Centre has;
Sunday 18th Feb, Brandon McPhee Show
Friday 1st March, Mega Slam Wrestling - 7.30pm
Sunday 3rd March, The Cher Songbook - 7pm
Rockin' The Port have Scotland Rocks band on Saturday 24th Feb
in Portpatrick Village Hall from7.30pm.