Chamber to join Stranraer task force

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The Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment, Alex Neil MSP, has invited the Wigtownshire Chamber of Commerce to sit on the newly-formed Stranraer Task Force.

The task force which will be chaired by Mr Neil, has been set up to look at the opportunities which exist to regenerate the Stranraer waterfront following the relocation of Stena to its new port facility north of Cairnryan.

President of the Wigtownshire Chamber of Commerce Peter Jeal said: “We are delighted to have been invited to sit on this important body as it will give the business sector locally an input into key decisions which will be taken to help the regeneration of Stranraer and, as a consequence, Wigtownshire as a whole. We have, of course, accepted this invitation.

“We are also delighted that such a senior member of the Scottish government is personally chairing the task force, which demonstrates the importance the government is attaching to the regeneration of this area.

“The chamber’s membership is growing almost daily and the chamber now represents more than 100 businesses across west Galloway. We would urge those businesses who are not yet members, to join today so that they too can have their interests reflected at key forums such as the task force.”

Chamber membership can be paid monthly at just £4.17 for businesses with fewer than 10 employees. See to join online or for more information.