– Councillor Colin Smyth, Chair of housing, planning and environment committee, Dumfries and Galloway Council
"It's a good leisure facility, people can stroll along here on a Sunday, and hopefully we'll begin to see the marina itself develop and more boats coming into the area.
"That brings people into the community, that might have not visited Stranraer and it actually allows them to bring in investment to spend in local shops and cafes."
– Keith Brown, Transport Minister for Scotland
"If it makes people take the choice to go into Stranraer, rather than take some other mode of transport away from the ferry port, that's got to be attractive.
"It was a difficulty in the past, if we make it as easy and attractive as possible then people will want to go into Stranraer.
"They'll want to go for the railway station, and hopefully to spend some time and money in Stranraer as well."
Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown will be in Stranraer later to launch an electric bus service linking the ferry terminal in Cairnryan with the town's railway station.
The town's west Pier will also be officially reopened.