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Services held in Stranraer to honour victims

Two services are being held in Stranraer to honour the 133 victims of the Princess Victoria disaster.

It has been 60 years since the ferry sank in the North Channel after leaving Loch Ryan, near Stranraer.

The disaster was at the time, the worst maritime disaster since the second world war.

The first service is taking place at 11am at the Princess Victoria memorial in Agnew Park in Stranraer.

The second serviced is being held in the Town Kirk at 11.30am.


60th anniversary of the loss of the Princess Victoria

The MV Princess Victoria Credit: ITV Border

A memorial is being held to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the sinking of the MV Princess Victoria.

133 lives were lost when the ship sank on 31st January 1953 in a severe storm in the North Channel, after leaving Loch Ryan near Stranraer.

Locals will commemorate the disaster with two special services in Stranraer.