Tourism award for Stranraer’s Agnew Park

Councillor Colin Smyth with VisitScotland Regional Director Doug Wilson
Councillor Colin Smyth with VisitScotland Regional Director Doug Wilson

A coastal park which recently underwent a major upgrade has been rewarded by VisitScotland.

Agnew Park in Stranraer received a Three Star Quality Assurance (QA) Award following a recent assessment visit by a Quality Tourism Advisor, in recognition of the very good quality of tourist attraction on offer.

The park re-opened in July following renovation work to improve the facilities which now include a boating lake, miniature railway, play island as well as a putting green and go cart track.

The park also benefits from new toilets, new footpaths and cafe as well as gardens and pathways linking to Stranraer marina, Stranraer waterfront and the town centre.

Doug Wilson, VisitScotland Regional Director, said: “This three star award for Agnew Park is a welcome boost to the local area, as well as the region as a whole. The park has been transformed following its recent upgrade and will help to attract visitors to Stranraer.

“Having visitor attractions like this which place an emphasis on good quality strengthens our tourism offering.”