Still time to book on Scottish Rural Parliament project visits

Photo collage: Stranraer, lighthouse at Mull of Galloway, Whithorn Round House
Norette Ferns

There is still time to book your spot on one of four exciting free project visits taking place as part of the Scottish Rural Parliament 2018 in Stranraer.​

On 14 November you can join groups on the following project visits:

  • Portpatrick Harbour and Crafty Gin Distillery - Find out about their Portpatrick's recently formed community development trust and projects in the area including community buy-outs, followed by a tour with the founders of a newly-opened distillery with stunning views over the Galloway Forest. This is a half-day trip.
  • Whithorn Timescape Round House and the Book Shop, Wigtown - On this trip you'll enjoy a tour of the full-size Iron Age roundhouse from around the 5th Century BC with expert guide and Development Trust manager, Julie Muir Watt, and then hear from acclaimed author of ‘Diary of a Bookseller’ and owner of The Book Shop, Shaun Bythell who will show you around Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. This is a full day trip.
  • Mull of Galloway Experience and Logan Botanic Gardens - On this trip you'll travel on stunning coastal road to Scotland's most southerly point and have the chance to watch a variety of seabirds before enjoying a tour of the beautiful Logan Botanic Gardens, including plants rarely seen in the UK. This is a full day trip.
  • Stranraer Town Walk - The ambition for Stranraer focuses on transforming the waterfront to reposition Stranraer and Loch Ryan as a distinctive marine leisure destination. The tour will explain this vision, and showcase the on-going projects, as well as some of the town’s historical features. This tour will take around one to two hours.

The visits are a fantastic opportunity to hear from those involved in a range of inspiring projects and businesses and to learn more about Stranraer and the surrounding area.

Find out more and book your place