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roads lead to Stranraer's Millennium Centre on Friday for
a night of Children In Need fundraising fun.
Centre has the proud distinction of having been chosen as
one of only four Scottish outside broadcast sites for this
year's charity bash.
frantic efforts are being made to ensure that the party in
Stranraer is among the best in the country. In just three
weeks, local organisers have signed up a host of attractions
which should pull in the crowds on Friday.
as one of the organisers put it, raising money for children
is the aim of the game.
are inviting the whole of Wigtownshire on Friday - entry
is by donation!" he said.
pipe bands, musicians and schools, some of whom have composed
their own songs especially for the event, will all be there.
disco and stalls set up against one wall of the Millennium
Centre will feature too and will include competitions and
a series of fun challenges.
Lockhart, who will be BBC Scotland's outside broadcast director
on the night, said
am completely overwhelmed by all the work that has gone
on in such a short space of time in Stranraer. I have no
doubt that it will be a great success".
was backed by the BBC's Jayne Henry, who will be in Stranraer
as producer on Friday, who added
is about having fun on the night we cannot make any promises
about people definitely being on television, but if they
come along on the night they will be in with a chance!"
BBC will also be screening a programme of edited highlights
exclusively from the Scottish shows. It is thought that this
will go out in the early hours of Saturday morning, following
the official end of Children In Need day.
was after negotiations between the local Chamber of Commerce
and the BBC concluded only three weeks ago, that Stranraer
was picked to host a party along with other Scottish broadcasts
from St Andrews, Inverness and Storn-o-way.
BBC's Heather Suttie and local man Iain Clark will compere
events and the fun starts at the Millennium Centre, George
Street, Stranraer, tomorrow (Friday) at 7 p.m.