Thank you to our Festival Funders

A big thanks to all the funders who have supported the Festival which will allow us to make it a really special event and create a legacy for the town. ...

Oyster festival shortlisted for Food Tourism Award

We are thrilled to announce that the 2019 Stranraer Oyster Festival is a finalist in the prestigious CIS Excellence Awards in the Food Tourism Award category. These awards celebrate the very best in Scotland’s hospitality industry. The food tourism ...

Stranraer Oyster Festival 2019 chosen as the 2020 winner of the CIS Excellence Awards

Stranraer Development Trust have the pleasure in announcing that the Stranraer Oyster Festival 2019 was chosen as the 2020 winner of the CIS Excellence Awards, in the Food Tourism Award category. The Stranraer Oyster Festival has grown to become an ...

Dumfries and Galloway Council grant £15,000 for 2022 Oyster Festival

Stranraer Development Trust are pleased to announce that funding of £15,000 has been granted by Dumfries and Galloway Council for the 2022 Oyster Festival.  The funding was first announced in April 2020 and the Development Trust has now put ...

Stranraer Oyster Festival 2021 Cancelled

Stranraer Oyster Festival 2021, one of Scotland’s biggest food festivals, has announced it will not take place this year due to continuing uncertainty over the impact of Covid-19. In 2019 the three day community-run festival attracted more than 17 ...

Stranraer oyster festival ‘worth £1m’

An independent study has found an oyster festival in south west Scotland generated about £1m for the economy. The second edition of the event was held in Stranraer in September and attracted 14,000 visitors. It represented a 40% rise on 2017 and ...