Community Service

Information about what we do in the Community.

We help our local community. 

Our help for young people includes:

Primary Schools Quiz

We run an annual competition for our 13 local primary schools with the winners going on to the finals in Glasgow.

Young Person's Lunch

This annual event is attended by 2 pupils and one teacher from each of the 13 feeder primary schools to our local secondary school, Stranraer Academy. We always provide a talk on a subject of interest to young people with the topics in recent years including drug abuse, the local lifeboat, North Channel ferries, and talks by a former RAF fighter test pilot, an Olympic gold medalist and our local M.P.

Stranraer Academy Bursary

We provide an annual grant to a pupil who has had to overcome difficulties to go on to further education.

Exemplary Service Award

In 2012 we introduced a new Award, with the assistance of Stranraer Academy, for the person at the school who has gone above and beyond his or her duties for the benefit of the pupils. The winner receives a plaque and nominates a charity to benefit from a donation of £250 provided by us.

Our help for the elderly incudes:

Old People's Outing

Every summer we take elderly people to a local tearoom and provide a meal and entertainment.

Coronation Day Centre

We have provided substantial funding over the years including funding a new kitchen.

Thorneycroft and Belmont Care Homes have received financial help in updating their gardens.

Our help for the disadvantaged includes:

Kids Out

In June each year we provide transport, admission and food for local special needs children and their teachers and carers to allow them to visit a Theme Park or Farm Park for the day. The event is also attended by several Rotarians.

Other community help includes:

Community Service Award

We make this award annually to a member of the public in recognition of service to the community.

Lochryan Coastal Path         

We arranged for the construction of a coastal path from Stranraer to Glenapp Church approximately 10 miles north of Stranraer. 

This project involved obtaining the necessary planning consents and finance as well as physical work by some of our members. It was opened in summer 2009 linking up with the coastal path to Skelmorlie and therafter to the north coast of Sotland.

 Walkers are able to enjoy excellent views over Loch Ryan, the North Rhins Peninsula and on a clear day the coast of Northern Ireland.

Information boards have been placed along the route and brochures are available from the Tourist Information Centre in Stranraer as well as local hotels.

Further details and photographs are included in this website.

Mullof Galloway Trail

Following the great success of the above project an even more ambitious £100,000 project was  completed in 2012 to create a linked path to Scotland's most southerly point at the Mull of Galloway - a very scenic route.Once again substantial grant funding was obtained and a substantial amount of organisational and physical work of our members was involved.

Further details and photographs are included in this website.