Stranraer oyster festival ‘worth £1m’

Stranraer oyster festival ‘worth £1m’

An independent study has found an oyster festival in south west Scotland generated about £1m for the economy. The second edition of the event was held in Stranraer in September and attracted 14,000 visitors. It represented a 40% rise on 2017 and the number of people...
Autumn Events Generate £6 Million For Local Economy

Autumn Events Generate £6 Million For Local Economy

A series of festivals and events in Dumfries and Galloway generated more than £6m for the local and Scottish economy in late 2018. The analysis from Dumfries and Galloway Council shows that the 20thannual Wigtown Book Festival had an economic impact of £3.75m, the...
Something fishy at Castle Kennedy Primary School!

Something fishy at Castle Kennedy Primary School!

Local chef Douglas Lisi scored a big hit when he taught a group of pupils from Castle Kennedy Primary School to make Thai fish cakes.  The children were all surprised by how much they enjoyed cooking and eating the fish cakes.  One pupil said “Even though I hate...
Make your very own Sand Art masterpiece

Make your very own Sand Art masterpiece

Kids Bee Happy will be waiting to keep little (and large!) hands very busy! They say ‘Make your very own Sand Art masterpiece, colour in our wonderful pictures with brightly coloured sand, and best of all you get to take them home to keep.  Big pictures and little...
Max wins at Stranraer Show!

Max wins at Stranraer Show!

Well done to 8 year old Max Partington from Bolton who came closest in guessing how many pearls were in our wee treasure chest at Stranraer Show! Max guessed 1112 and there were actually 1160. He wins a £15 Argos voucher and a t-shirt. Max and his family regularly...