Stranraer is… Open  

Stranraer Development Trust has marked the unlocking of Scotland today with the launch of a new short film showcasing Stranraer and its stunning location next to Loch Ryan, filmed entirely by drone.


Named ‘Stranraer is…’ the film is part of the ‘Support Stranraer’ community building campaign, which aims to support Covid-recovery by encouraging people to feel good about enjoying local facilities and buying from local businesses. The campaign launched last autumn but was put on hold as Covid infections rose over the winter months.   The new film has been launched on the Trust’s Facebook page and local businesses are being invited to share it.


Romano Petrucci, Chair of Stranraer Development Trust, said:

“This past year – and winter in particular – has had an absolutely devastating impact on Stranraer. One thing that it has shown without doubt is the importance of community and just how lucky we are to live in this stunningly beautiful part of the world.


“As Scotland unlocks we wanted to celebrate our wee toon and everyone in it.  Stranraer is all of us.  It’s our people, our schools and college, our local businesses, our community groups, our ambition, the warmth of our welcome and our very beautiful place.


“We wanted to capture that feeling of togetherness in this film. Brighter days are ahead and the community of Stranraer will embrace those brighter days with confidence and determination. Stranraer is special and we want to shout about it.”


Support Stranraer has been made possible with funding from the ‘Towns and Business Improvement Districts Resilience and Recovery Fund’ which was financed by the Scottish Government and administered by Scotland’s Towns Partnership, and the Stranraer recovery campaign has the backing of Dumfries & Galloway Council.

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