Stranraer Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme

Grants are now available to help restore and protect Stranraer's historic buildings.

The Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) is part of a national programme to conserve Scotland's traditional buildings and support the regeneration of town centres. The scheme is enabled by funding from Dumfries and Galloway Council and Historic Environment Scotland.

Commercial premises are the primary focus of the programme and eligible works include conservation of traditional roofs, stonework, render, gutters and downpipes, chimneys, windows and doors. The grant rate is 60% on projects up to £20,000 in value.

Assessment of applications will be based on criteria including:

  • The potential to bring empty or under-used historic buildings back into use
  • The protection and restoration of historic features
  • The reinstatement of lost architectural details including traditional windows
  • The potential impact on historic streetscapes

Work must be carried out with respect for the character and structure of the building. Repairs must use appropriate techniques and high quality materials, normally the same materials as used in the original construction. 

More information

Ask us for more information on the Stranraer Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme:

Register an interest

  • Call 030 33 33 3000
Page last updated: 01/04/2022
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