EVENTS      
 
The Stranraer Show
 
Held each July, the Stranraer and South Rhins Agricultural Society's annual show is great day out for all ages. Showcasing the best of local livestock, agricultural products and rural crafts. There are trade stands, craft and food stalls plus live entertainment. Everyone who's anyone in the Rhins will be there! Details of the date and admission charges are on the website.
www.stranraershow.co.uk

Wigtown Show
One of the oldest agricultural shows in Scotland, the show usually takes place on the first Wednesday of August. It's a big show with agriculture and livestock displays, equestrian competitions and other entertainment.
www.wigtownshow.org.uk
www.facebook.com/wigtownshow?ref=hlere

 
Hairy Coo!
 
 
Lifeboat - John Buchanan Barr
  Portpatrick Lifeboat Week
Lifeboat Week is an annual highlight in the Portpatrick calendar which aims to raise funds to support the Portpatrick lifeboat. The week long celebrations provide fun for both visitors and locals, and include rescue demonstrations, raft races, dances and live music. The event ends with a spectacular firework display over the harbour.

Portpatrick's Tamar class lifeboat 'John Buchanan Barr' is one of the most technologically advanced types in the RNLI fleet.

The 2020 Lifeboat week starts on Sunday 2 August and ends on Saturday 8 August.
www.facebook.com/PortpatrickLifeboat1621/re
 
         
  Stranraer Lowland Gathering
The gathering is an annual summer event, taking place at the London Road playing fields in Stranraer. The primary aim of the event is to host the Town's own pipe band competition. The pipe bands are an impressive sight and sound amazing. After the competition and prize awards, there is the spectacle of mass pipe bands. There's also Scottish dancing, craft stalls, food stalls, and last but not least, a beer tent. 

Stranraer Park Fest
Stranraer inshore lifeboat Park Fest has been an annual event since 2010. The only festival of its kind in the west of Dumfries and Galloway, the 2 day festival prides itself on being "the little festival with a BIG heart". Taking place in Agnew Park, Stranraer, overlooking Loch Ryan, the marquee based music event has a licensed bar and live music all day. In Agnew park itself are craft stalls, a fun fair, and pipebands. Tickets are needed for the marquee but entrance to the park is free. Organised and staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers , the event raises money for Stranraer's lifeboat and station. Details of this year's event will be announced soon on the website.
www.lifeboatparkfest.co.uk/index.php

Portpatrick Folk Festival 
Held each September, this three day festival celebrates folk music in the beautiful village harbour in Portpatrick. Venues are scattered throughout the village and a range of modern and traditional folk artist come to play.
https://www.facebook.com/portpatrickfolkfest/
 
     
  Cinema and Theatre
The Ryan Centre in Stranraer hosts a year-round programme of shows and productions, including music concerts, dance, drama, and musicals to cater for all tastes. Regular cinema showings provide the latest films through state-of-the-art cinema equipment. A downloadable programme is available here:
www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3637

There is also a cinema in Newton Stewart (about 20 miles away) - www.nscinema.co.uk

Music
Stranraer is keen to promote itself as a 'music town', with good reason, as the town has a lively local music scene. Many town pubs have live music, and regular open air events take place in Castle Square. Check the local press and the 'Stranraer Music Town' facebook page for details.
www.facebook.com/stranraermusictown

Spring Fling
Spring Fling is an open studios event covering the length and breadth of Dumfries and Galloway. It is highly regarded as one of the UK's most successful visual art and craft events. The 2016 event will take place at the end of May when a wide range of artists will open their doors to visitors showcasing their work throughout Dumfries and Galloway.  Check the website for the locations of open studios in 2020.
www.spring-fling.co.uk/eath
 
     
 
One of many bookshops
  Wigtown - National Book Town
Scotland's National Book Town is home to more than 30 bookshops and related businesses. This small town has a fine main market square and imposing Town Hall. This has now been totally restored, and houses a magnificent observatory giving live coverage in season of local nesting ospreys. Each year there is a wide variety of book events and activities, including book markets, exhibitions, writers performances and the annual festival which is held in autumn and attracts visitors and authors from all over the world visit ( www.wigtown-booktown.co.uk ). Down on the riverside, by the River Cree, you can visit the monument at the site of the Wigtown Martyrs, now a tranquil nature reserve. It's quite a drive to Wigtown so it makes sense to combine it with a drive down the East side of Luce Bay and a trip to the Isle of Whithorn.
 
     
Facilities Contact Location
     
Address Port Logan Caravan Site
Muldaddie Farm House
Port Logan
Stranraer
Wigtownshire
Dumfries & Galloway
DG9 9NJ
Telephone 01776 860 212
Mobile 07786 300042
Email portlogancl@aol.com
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