Stranraer is located in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland. One of the most historic sites in Stranraer is the Castle of St. John, which features a medieval tower house that dates back to the 16th century. The tower house was originally constructed by the Adairs of Killhilt. Over the years it has served a variety of uses, including that of a prison, court, military garrison and private home. If you are going to be visiting Stranraer, it is certainly worth it to make sure that you see the Castle of St. John while you are there.
Stranraer is a seaside town that is located on the south coast of Scotland. This town is located within the region of Dumfries and Galloway and it is located within the county of Wigtownshire.
Stranraer is located on the northern shores of Loch Ryan. Stranraer is the administrative centre for the county of Wigtownshire. This town is a major ferry port and it connects Scotland with the town of Belfast in Northern Ireland.
The main industries in Stranraer are the ferry ports and it is associated industries. Tourism is also a major industry within this town and also more traditionally farming is a major part. The Caledonian Cheese Company runs a large creamery within the town and this company is one of the main employers within the town. Stranraer is the home of the seriously strong cheese.
The local newspapers within the town are the Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press and this newspaper is based and printed within the town on St Andrews Street. The Galloway Gazette also covers this area and the surrounding local areas. The town is within the ITV television channel of Border. The nearest radio station for the town is based in Dumfries and it is called South West Sound.
The town of Stranraer is home to Stranraer Football Club. Stranraer Football Club is a semi professional football team and their home ground is Stair Park. The team currently play in the Scottish Second Division. The Stair Park ground is also home to the Stranraer Football Club and they currently play within the South of Scotland League.