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Stranraer waterfront strategy drawn up

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August 16 2010

Stranraer waterfront strategy drawn up
Smith Scott Mullan Architects are drawing up a masterplan and design strategy for Stranraer’s waterfront on behalf of Dumfries and Galloway Council.

This plan calls for a restructuring of the area to enhance the waterfront experience for visitors and locals, cushioning the blow of the lost terminal by transforming the former port into a marine leisure destination.

This follows the planned relocation of ferry operations to Cairnryan after Stena Line started work on a new £200m terminal to allow introduction of two high speed ferries which will cut the crossing time between Scotland and Ireland by 25min.


Stranraer will become surplus to requirements once Stena Line's Cairnryan facility is up and running
Stranraer will become surplus to requirements once Stena Line's Cairnryan facility is up and running
Stranraer's waterfront will be transformed into a marine leisure destination
Stranraer's waterfront will be transformed into a marine leisure destination

3 Comments

andy hughes
#1 Posted by andy hughes on 18 Aug 2010 at 12:11 PM
well the plans look impressive but will the people holiday here if the transport links the train service are not upgraded.
phil mccafferty
#2 Posted by phil mccafferty on 31 Aug 2010 at 19:02 PM
Viability and big enviro issues with FastCraft - they need straight point-to-point open routes and are more weather-dependent than trad ferries. Look to Dieppe and their tussle with new off-town ferry terminal - town needs another reason to exist and should look to hinterland and Galloway for visitor attractions and solutions. a VISION for the town is essential - good luck.
Peter Jeal
#3 Posted by Peter Jeal on 14 Dec 2010 at 06:09 AM
The Waterfront project as proposed by the Council is largely pie in the sky as the Council has no money to develop it nor will the private sector step in either for various reasons. We must use existing infrastructure well to capitalise on the huge opportunities for cruise ship and railway-based tourism to get people here. See the Chamber's Tourism Gateway Strategy at: http://dwchamber.wigtownshirechamberofcommerce.org.uk

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