Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson has expressed his delight at how plans are progressing ahead of the Skiffie World Championships coming to Stranraer in July.
The event which will take place on Loch Ryan from July 7-13 will see close to 1,000 competitors from around the world descend on the area to compete.
The championships will showcase all that Stranraer and Loch Ryan have to offer and is set to deliver a major boost to the local economy.
The Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP held a positive meeting with organisers who are working hard to ensure the championships can deliver a real legacy for Stranraer
Commenting Finlay Carson MSP said: “This was a very positive meeting and I was delighted. to see how well plans are progressing ahead of the Skiffie World Championships.
“The organisers are putting in an incredible amount of work to ensure that this championship will showcase Stranraer and Loch Ryan in a great light.
“I’m very excited to see the event in July which will bring competitors from around the world to the area and deliver a major boost to the local economy.
“I applaud the organisers for all their work so far and wish them all the best in the coming months for a hugely successful championships.”
“ Aside from the championships I was delighted to hear how the boat builders are working with local schools and groups, in delivering positive outcomes across the community.’