South Scotland

Stranraer ferry terminal sale campaign begins

Stranraer Image copyright Other
Image caption The site has a number of potential uses with a casino licence among the possibilities

A campaign has been launched to promote the former ferry terminal in Stranraer as a major development opportunity.

The East Pier site has been vacant since Stena Line moved its Irish Sea operation to a new £200m facility at nearby Cairnryan.

The company and Dumfries and Galloway Council have been working on a joint marketing strategy with a view to attracting a private developer.

It is hoped the area could be put to commercial, retail and residential use.

The bulk of the site belongs to the ferry firm but a portion of local authority land is also up for sale.

They have said the area could be put to a number of uses.

Among them is the potential for a casino licence in the area, and the development of the wider waterfront, including the expansion of the current marina, a new breakwater, slipway and boat yard.

Local councillors and Stena Line representatives officially launched the marketing campaign in Stranraer.

Related Topics

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites