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Archive: 2005 Articles

MARCH 2005

Waterfront Findings to be Presented
SCOTTISH Enterprise Dumfries and Galloway, in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council will be presenting initial findings of the Stranraer Waterfront ... 23 March 2005

Cairnryan Development Concerns
CONCERNED villagers in Cairnryan have been urged to put their demands down on paper ... 23 March 2005

Backtrack Initiative clears Crime Backlog
A BACKLOG of more than 180 crimes in Wigtownshire has been solved by police in the last 8 weeks ... 16 March 2005

Rodent Reports!
STAFF at Stranraer Academy thought they smelled a rat this week ... 16 March 2005

Abnormal Load Alert
A NUMBER of abnormal loads will be travelling under police escort on roads between Cairnryan and Artfield Fell ... 9 March 2005

Pioneering Energy Station planned for Glenluce
A PIONEERING renewable energy station combining wind and solar power is planned for Glenluce ... 9 March 2005

Start to be made on new Cairnryan Port
A START could be made by the middle of next year on the new P&O/ Stena port at Cairnryan ... 2 March 2005

Primary Totem Poles!
Two local primary schools are to get their own totem poles following a visit by First Nation carvers ... 2 March 2005

FEBRUARY 2005

David's a First Class Postie!
A STRANRAER POSTIE has won the Scottish regional heat for Royal Mail's First Class People Awards ... 23 Feb 2005

Innovation, Investment and Brands
NEW owners of McLelland's Stranraer have placed innovation, investment and brands at the heart ... 23 Feb 2005

1500 Stranded in Stranraer
MORE than 1500 people were stranded in Stranraer after three ferry crossings were cancelled ... 16 Feb 2005

Crown named Scottish Seafood Pub of the Year
STAFF at the Crown Hotel in Portpatrick are celebrating after being named Scottish Seafood Pub of the Year ... 16 Feb 2005

Local Bands perform for Tsunami Appeal
OVER 250 people turned out at Stranraer's Millennium Centre to hear local bands perform ... 09 Feb 2005

Hen Coupe!
WHEN LOCHANS hen breeder lost one of his top performing birds he got himself in a right flap ... 09 Feb 2005

Olympic Medal for Lochans' Curling Ace
CURLING ace Kay Adams from Lochans has returned from the European Youth Olympic Winter Games ... 02 Feb 2005

Portpatrick Harbour Marina Plans
OWNERS of Portpatrick Harbour have applied for permission to form a 40-berth marina ... 02 Feb 2005

JANUARY 2005

Stranraer Academy Phase 2 Doubt
COUNCIL Director of Education and Community Services could not "say with any confidence," that Stranraer Academy's phase 2 will start on 4 July ... 26 Jan 2005

Local Generosity for Tsunami Appeal
LOCAL generosity seems to know no bounds as the Stranraer Tsunami Appeal has gone to prove ... 26 Jan 2005

£21 Million for Cairnryan Rail Link
RELAYING the rail link to Cairnryan could cost £21 million ... 19 Jan 2005

Portpatrick Tsunami Disaster Appeal Success
RESIDENTS of Portpatrick raised an outstanding £3885.87 in aid of the Asian tsunami appeal ... 19 Jan 2005

Storms Ground Ferry at Cairnryan
STRICKEN P&O ferry European Highlander was expected to be back in action yesterday (Wednesday) after a weekend of high drama at Cairnryan port ... 12 Jan 2005

Stranraer Couple Witness Tsunami Rescue Efforts
A STRANRAER couple escaped the recent tsunami disaster in south east Asia by a mere 15 hours ... 12 Jan 2005

Stranraer Pensioner on Honours List
DOROTHY GORMAN has helped people all her life - now the Stranraer pensioner has been recognised for her charity by the Queen ... 5 Jan 2005

Portpatrick Tsunami Disaster Appeal
A PORTPATRICK Tsunami Disaster Appeal launched by the village's residents ... 5 Jan 2005

Christmas Lottery Present for Farm Worker
FARM WORKER Albert McIntyre's Christmas wishes came true when he scooped nearly quarter of a million pounds ... 29 Dec 2004

Needle Awareness Lessons
PRIMARY school children in Stranraer have been teaching themselves what to do when they find a syringe or needle lying in a public place ... 29 Dec 2004

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