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Town overhauls gain new support

Stranraer
Stranraer has won 500,000 of funding from the local council

Two towns in south west Scotland are to share a £1m funding package towards their regeneration plans.

The money from Dumfries and Galloway Council will be split equally between Stranraer and Dumfries.

Planning committee chairman Roger Grant described both town centre upgrade schemes as "tremendous projects".

Dumfries has already secured nearly £2m of Scottish Government funding while Stranraer plans to submit a fresh bid for a second round of grants.



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