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March a Success
IT MAY have been the first anti-drugs march through Stranraer
but it will not be the last - that is the message from the
organisers of Saturday's successful protest.
the march, one of the organisers told the "Free Press"
am absolutely over the moon with the way things have gone.
"I will see everyone again in three months when we have
even more people out on the streets".
Halliday, who also helped organise the march added
community has come together today as a family. We are taking
the first step to find a way out of the mess we and our
families find ourselves in".
Mitchell is the manager of the Small Towns Initiative which
aims to promote Stranraer, Cairnryan and Portpatrick.
"The drugs issue is the biggest single issue facing Stranraer.
We must try to lift the burden which drugs place on our
community. Unless we do this Stranraer is never going to
had gathered at Stranraer's Breastwork on a day which had
the best weather the organisers could have hoped for.
television crews looked on, a crowd estimated at over 200
left for a half-hour circuit through the town centre.
Local taxi drivers led the procession and a police motorcycle
outrider was drafted in from Dumfries to ensure safe passage
through the streets.
healthy police presence marshalled the protesters but the
whole event passed with no suggestion of trouble.