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We provide the opportunity to come and work with us and undertake training, at the same time being supported to find permanent employment, as the transferable skills that people learn whilst working with us can be reused within other working environments.

Criminal Justice: We work in partnership with Stranraer Criminal Justice System to provide placements for people serving community service orders as an alternative to imprisonment.

Private local training providers: We work in partnership with local training providers such as Lowland Training, Dumfries & Galloway College and other private training companies to provide placements for people to undertake work experience.

Some of these organisations include:

Fed Up Community Cafe

Set up in 2018 with the aid of local funding organisations and local business donations, we are able to offer free food, drinks and support services to those who need it.  We helped to set up The Fed Up Community Cafe as a standalone Scottish Charity.

Stranraer Scottish Week

The Stranraer Scottish Week is all about bringing Stranraer together in a week of celebrations, activities, fun and entertainment for all ages.  In 2020 we have extended this to other seasons, including Christmas events

Apex Stranraer

Apex Scotland’s work is about reducing re-offending, promoting desistance, tackling deprivation and making communities safer. 

Better Lives

Better Lives Partnership aims to give young autistic people a structured programme of person-centered accredited training in their area of interest and expertise, work-related skills and to prepare them for the next step towards employment, self-employment, education, training or volunteering. 

Loreburn Housing Group

Loreburn Housing Group was established in 1982. It owns and manages over 2,500 properties across Dumfries & Galloway, offering a wide variety of high quality accommodation to suit a range of needs.

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership

Building great homes and transforming neighbourhoods and lives is only part of their story – they’re also helping people to get the most out of life.

Port William Community Association

PWCA supports a range of projects focusing on community development and regeneration in the Port William Community

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Social Work Services aim to reduce re-offending, increase social inclusion of offenders and ex-offenders and enhance public protection.  They work in partnership with other statutory and third party sector organisations to provide these services.

Stranraer Community Council

Serving and representing the Stranraer Community, for communication between the council and the public of Stranraer


They provide practical help to people facing crisis through poverty and/or homelessness. They also provide volunteering and work placement opportunities for local people.


Revolve is a quality standard for second-hand stores in Scotland and is awarded to stores that meet high standards in safety, cleanliness and service, giving shoppers that extra reassurance to shop second-hand first.

The Robertson Trust

Working for a fairer Scotland. They fund, support and champion those seeking solutions to poverty and trauma.

Rankin & Aitken Solicitors, Notaries & Estate Agents

The firm of Rankin & Aitken Solicitors was established in Stranraer over a century ago and has been providing legal advice to local people continuously since then.

Park Primary School

Park School is a local primary school based in the Dicks Hill area of Stranraer.

Stranraer Lifeboats

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Powered primarily by kind donations, their search and rescue service has been saving lives for nearly 200 years.

McAndrew & Richardson Solicitors

McAndrew & Richardson are a multi-practice law firm based in Stranraer, Wigtownshire.

Job Centre Plus

Find full or part-time jobs in England, Scotland and Wales.

Keep Scotland Beautiful

Combatting climate change, reducing litter and waste, and protecting and enhancing the places we care for

Third Sector Dumfries & Galloway

They are an organisation that exists to promote, support and develop a strong third sector; develop social enterprise; develop volunteers and volunteering; and connect the third sector to community planning.

The Holywood Trust

The Holywood Trust is a charitable organisation which aims to help young people in Dumfries and Galloway. It gives grants to individuals and organisations, creating opportunities for young people in the region.

Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care


Their vision is for a future where there is no waste, only resources.

Stranraer Academy

Stranraer Academy is the secondary school serving the town of Stranraer and the surrounding area of west Wigtownshire, South-West Scotland. 

Wigtownshire Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid groups are run by women for women, children and young people who are affected by domestic abuse from partners/husbands, ex-partners or other family members

South West Property Centre

They have become a well known feature of the town and is simply known by most people as SWPC. The idea was to introduce a completely new and independent estate agency service to the area.

Stranraer Skills Station

They are a compassionate, professional and responsive support service, providing support to individuals living in our local community, over the age of 16 years.

Lowland Training

They deliver employment-related training services and Modern Apprenticeships across Scotland. Delivering employability skills training to people throughout Scotland and helping them to reach their full potential.

Dumfries and Galloway College

They’re a further education college in Dumfries and Galloway, the UK and Ireland’s Sustainability Institution of the Year for 2020, and a leading voice in green skills development to help tackle climate change.