SDY_Privacy Policy

Who we are

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When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


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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There are still spaces available for both workshops, email or call to book!The Stranraer Development Trust are working with Allan McNally from the Fine Arts Company to host two workshops on the 21st and 28th of May 2022 from 11 am - 1 pm. The workshops will be held at the Gateway to Galloway Community Hub on Market Street. Please note you must book in advance to attend the workshops as spaces are limited.Please see the poster below for more details.

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From November 2021 until April 2022 a group of 22 young people participated in the STRANSFORM Art Project. A total of 8 art pieces were created and were displayed publicly around various locations within Stranraer. On the 16th of April a trail was launched, incorporating all 8 of the art pieces. The trail is still available to complete, maps of the trail are displayed in the windows of the Gateway to Galloway Community Hub on Market Street. Leaflets, which also contain more information about the project are available in the hub too.Below is preview of the footage of the art trail, the footage and photographs were obtained by Calvin Ferries. The full video and images of the tour are available to view on the Stranraer Development Trust website -*Please note the art piece for ‘the Alleyway off Hanover Street’ is no longer available to view in person however can be viewed in the image gallery on the SDT website*

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Recruitment Opportunities – May 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Youth Activities Engagement Officer LOCATION: Stranraer Development ...

Recruitment Opportunities – April 2022

Art & Engagement Officer This is an opportunity for a motivated person to use their creativity ...

Recruitment Opportunities- April 2022

  Job Description Job Title:  Gateway to Galloway Project Officer Organisation: Stranraer ...
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SDT_Add Listing Form

If you would like your business to appear on the SDT websites please complete the form below.
Once we have approved your submission we will be in touch to get a couple of photos to add to your listing and the post it on the site.

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Event Calendar

Click on an Event to see more details - Some events are ticketed and you can purchased tickets through the site using PayPal.

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41/43 George Street, Stranraer DG9 7RH, UK
Est. 1810 We stock premium spirits, wines, liqueurs and beers including over 600 Gins, in fact we...
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Market Street, Stranraer DG9 7RF, UK
Stranraer Development Trust was formed by a group of people who were concerned about the downturn...
Port Rodie, Stranraer, UK
Family-owned business started at northwest castle almost 60 years ago, the group now includes Cal...
14 Bridge Street, Stranraer, UK
Multi Award Winning Bridal Shop based in Stranraer, Wigtownshire. Designer Wedding Dresses, veils...
Unit 2 and 3 Culmore Ind Est, Stoneykirk, Stranraer, Dg9 9dx
Leading supplier of printed and embroidered clothing, schools, leisure and work wear, Sign manufa...
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69 Hanover Street, Stranraer DG9 7RX, UK
As a provider of fantastic Scottish produce, W. Fraser Butchers are a member of the Scottish Craf...
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13 Charlotte Street, Stranraer DG9 7EJ, UK
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Whether you sit in or take away The Starfish is a great place to enjoy your chip shop staples. Ou...
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27 Castle Street, Stranraer DG9 7RR, UK
Offering breakfast, lunch, coffee and cakes The Royal Café is a cosy spot to enjoy all of your ca...
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3 Hanover Street, Stranraer DG9 7SB, UK
With live music, great food and a relaxed atmosphere, The Pub is a brilliant venue for your next ...
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41 Hanover Street, Stranraer DG9 7RX, UK
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Heralded as one of Stranraer’s first rate take-aways, The Ivy Leaf Chicken Bar offers fresh chip ...
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4-6 Bridge Street, Stranraer DG9 7HY, UK
Home to real ales and fantastic live music, The Grapes is a great place to grab a drink in comfor...
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Rose Street, Stranraer DG9 7EA, UK
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Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday night, The Corner Pocket comes alive as a Karaoke Disco Bar, ...
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Hanover Street, Stranraer DG9 7RP, UK
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With views out over the town, The Bucks Head Hotel and Lounge offers a wide range of beverages to...
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11a St John St, Stranraer DG9 7EN, UK
Southwest Spice boasts a wide range of exciting products including authentic spice mixes, sauces ...
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9-15 North Strand Street, Stranraer DG9 7LD, UK
The Fitba Bar (Stranraer F.C. Social Club) provides entertainment every weekend. Bingo sessions: ...
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Fineview Crescent, Glenluce, Newton Stewart DG8 0AA, UK
From its elevated, secluded position Up Yonder offers the ideal rural location from which to expl...
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Situated in the heart of Stranraer, North West Castle is only a short walk to the Oyster Festival...
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With breath-taking views over the village and harbour of Portpatrick, Fernhill Hotel is perfectly...
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Whithorn, Newton Stewart DG8 8DL, UK
Open 1st March to 31st October Pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes, hard standings and ele...
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Ballantrae, Girvan KA26 0NZ, UK
Welcome to a truly hidden place. A place to be inspired, reflect, recharge and reconnect; where y...
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Saint John Street, Creetown, Newton Stewart DG8 7JE, UK
Shared Occupancy and private rooms available at unbeatable prices. Open throughout the year Barho...
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14 Agnew Crescent, Stranraer DG9 7JY, UK
3 bedroom cottage which sleeps up to 6 people. The cottage nestles along Stranraer’s sea front ov...
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Lewis Street, Stranraer DG9 7AL, UK
Throughout September – Bed & breakfast for 2 people sharing £65 per night Ground floor twin r...
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Spacious pitch with electrical hook up Cost: £14 per pitch per night Please phone to book.
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Detached holiday cottage in a rural location near Portpatrick. Sleeps up to 4 guests and pets are...
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