A community group that took ownership of Portpatrick Harbour last year has put in a £1 bid to buy more local land.Read the full story ›
A community group wants to buy part of the harbour area in Portpatrick - for just £1.
The Portpatrick Harbour Community Benefit Society wants the council to sell them the picnic area at Ward Shore so they can develop it for tourism and commercial use.
The group already owns most of the area around the harbour.
“One of the Council’s top priorities is to be an inclusive Council by ensuring that local people and communities are at the heart of our decision making. Providing we agree that this is a viable and sustainable project, by transferring ownership of this strip of land at Ward Shore we will be ensuring that the Community are able to utilise whole of the harbour area."
A man claims to have spotted the huge whale off the coast of Dumfries and Galloway, milling about on the surface.Read the full story ›
Shares in a Dumfries and Galloway harbour are being rapidly snapped up.
Organisers of the community buyout of Portpatrick harbour near Stranraer say 85 per cent of shares have already been purchased less than a fortnight after going on sale.
People are being offered the chance to buy shares to raise funds for the harbour's regeneration.
Do you fancy owning a part of one of our region's most picturesque ports?
Well now there's a chance to buy a share in Portpatrick's 150 year old harbour.
It'll not only raise £75,000 but it'll also give the local community direct ownership of their greatest asset.
Matthew Taylor reports.
Do you fancy owning part of one of our region's most picturesque ports? Shares in Portpatrick's 150 year old harbour are now up for grabs.Read the full story ›
A harbour in the south of Scotland is set to be sold off to the local community.
People are being offered the chance to buy shares in Portpatrick Harbour near Stranraer to raise funds for the harbour's regeneration with the aim of attracting extra tourists.
Portpatrick's newest lifeboat will be officially named today. The John Buchanan Barr was paid for by a £2.6million legacy left by Catherine Barr, who died in 2008 aged 98, who wanted the boat to be named after her husband.
The boat has been in service at Portpatrick since November 2011 and the station was one of a number visited by the Duke of Kent on his tour of Dumfries and Galloway this week.