Bid to buy Portpatrick Harbour for £1

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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."

– Councillor Marion McCutcheon, Chair of Wigtown Area Committee