Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to visit Stranraer today.
It will be her first visit to the town, since being appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities.
There are calls for Ms Sturgeon to announce substantial Scottish Government funding.
She will chair the meeting of the Stranraer Taskforce, before attending the signing of a Memorandum of understanding between the council and Stena Line, in relation to the future development of the East Pier.
The visit also marks the beginning of restoration work on the West Pier.