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Step Forward For Sports Complex
for a multi-million pounds sports complex in Stranraer have
taken a major step forward.
consultants Gaia Planning will this week begin a four-month
feasibility study into the prospect of a state-of-the-art
facility serving a wide range of sports for all age groups
in the Belmont and Ochtrelure area of Stranraer.
local residents of Belmont and Ochtrelure are being urged
to take part in the study by giving their views on the "highly
"Free Press" reported in October how the Galloway
Community Sports Trust had acquired two £5000 grants
from Wigtown West Area committee and the Small Towns Initiative.
Trust hope to secure money for a floodlit football park with
300-seat covered enclosure for the use of Stranraer Athletic
six-lane indoor bowling facility;
community hall with meeting and function rooms;
and car parking.
Belmont Primary, which occupies the land immediately next
door to the proposed facility, are also to benefit in the
shape of two full-size, all-weather football pitches.
total cost of the project is estimated at £3.2 million.