Following the tremendous success of Beat the Street in Stranraer, a group of enthusiasts wanting to keep the walking going have got together to consider how they could revive the “Toon Trail”.

Rhuri Paton who was responsible for Beat the Street said: “Beat the Street was so successful with Stranraer having over nearly 50 per cent of the population actively involved in the Project, I was challenged by my bosses in London to see if there was any historical walks around Stranraer.

“With the help of Councillor Willie Scobie not only have we been able to bring together a number of local historians but also others who are enthusiastic to see the old Toon Trail revived.”

Councillor Scobie added: “A first meeting was tremendous in that there were so many ideas that came forward as to how we might bring back what was a very popular Toon Trail around Stranraer pointing out the features and history of the Town.

“Already we are talking about how we might put the Trails on tape so local people and tourists could walk about at their leisure taking in the history of the Town.

“It is especially significant this year ass this is the 400th year of Stranraer being a Royal and Ancient Borough and another idea coming forward is to set a monthly quiz for locals to enter and answer questions on the history from the plaques that are located around the Town.  This will get people going of all ages and for them to learn about where we live with a bit of fun added.”

Pictured from left:  Julia McDonald, Donnie Nelson, Jim Rafferty, Willie Scobie, Rhuri Paton and Robert Clark