Local businesses are being encouraged to get involved in the new Stranraer Oyster Festival to help put on a show for visitors to the Festival.

Stranraer Development Trust, who are organising the festival, is calling on all accommodation providers, restaurants, cafes, pubs, takeaways, visitor attractions and retailers to put together packages, events or special activities for visitors during the three day event which runs from 15-17 September.

Festival Project Officer, Becky Toon, said:
“We are already receiving enquiries from visitors looking for information on where to stay in and around Stranraer, so we are keen to make booking their trip as easy as possible by listing a range of special festival accommodation offers on the new Stranraer Oyster Festival Website.

“We also want to showcase local hospitality and food and drink businesses, so we are similarly encouraging businesses in the hospitality and related sectors to think about doing something special during the oyster festival.”

Chairman of Stranraer Development Trust Romano Petrucci said:
“One of the goals behind the Oyster Festival was to create new business opportunities and bring the business community of Stranraer together. The Oyster Festival gives local businesses an ideal platform to think creatively, to try something spectacular and to think about how they can align their business services and products to visitor needs.

“Our hope is that the Oyster Festival will put Stranraer on the map, but more importantly we hope that the warm welcome and the fantastic visitor experience will encourage people to come back again and again at other times of the year.“

Festival organisers have also unveiled a range of trading and catering opportunities at the festival that are now available for booking. All sign up and booking forms are available for download from the Stranraer Oyster Festival facebook page, and can be requested by emailing OysterFestivalStranraer@gmail.com

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