Finlay Carson MSP

Galloway and West Dumfries

Council must deliver bold new vision for Stranraer


Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson says Dumfries and Galloway Council must deliver on a bold new vision for Stranraer.

A report which is due to be discussed at the Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee on Friday, outlines a vision that is designed to reshape Stranraer and the West Region for the future.

The report describe Stranraer as the capital of the west of the region and strengthening Stranraer and the West of the Region as a distinctive and successful marine and leisure destination.

Projects outlined in the report include the multi-million Waterfront regeneration project, boosting the Watersports Centre, upgrading the A77 and A75 and delivering modern rail infrastructure as well as other redevelopments including at the George Hotel and the former Harbour Masters Office in Stranraer.

The Conservative MSP believes that the report is what Stranraer and the wider Wigtownshire region has been crying out for far too long and now the council must drive forward the plans in the coming months to ensure it becomes a reality.

Commenting Finlay Carson MSP said: “For far too long now Stranraer and the west have been forgotten about by the SNP Government

“Dumfries and Galloway Council must take the lead and deliver.

“The region has massive potential and this vision outlines many major infrastructure projects that can help make Stranraer the capital of the west of the region, and give a major boost to the local economy.

“We need to regenerate our local infrastructure in order to create opportunities and help to attract people to live and work in this stunning region, but at the moment too many projects have been delayed or failed to even get off the ground.

“I welcome this report but the devil will be in the detail. The council must truly commit to investing in the future infrastructure of Stranraer and the west.

“I will be continuing to push for major infrastructure projects, like on our roads and at the marina in Stranraer to finally be delivered as soon as possible.”