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MP confident Stranraer Oyster Festival will roar back

Alisterr Jack MP

DUMFRIES and Galloway MP Alister Jack expressed deep disappointment that this year's Stranraer Oyster Festival will not go ahead (see full story below) but stated that the 'difficult decision' was the correct one because of the extremely challenging circumstances. Mr Jack said: "I greatly admire what the team behind the Festival have achieved so far in raising Stranraer and Wigtownshire's profile and, from the strong foundations they have built, I hope -- and predict -- that the event will return bigger and better next year. "The hospitality industry is one of the sectors of the local economy worst affected by the Covid-19 travel restrictions and events like the Oyster Festival have potentially an important part to play in powering a successful recovery."

<< back Published: 22 May 2020, 15:39

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