Plans for the regeneration of one of our poorer towns took a step forward today.
Dumfries and Galloway Council and Stena Line have now officially promoted Stranraer's East Pier as a site for development. It's part of the £2.4million redevelopment of the waterfront area.
The ferry terminal closed in 2011 as operations moved up to Cairnryan, but despite today's announcement people in Stranraer still have major concerns about the town's future.
Lori Carnochan was at the East Pier for us this afternoon.