Stranraer is a town found in the western part of the council area of Dumfries and Galloway, in the south western part of Scotland. The town is situated on the shores of Loch Ryan, on the northern side of the isthmus joining the Rhins of Galloway to the mainland.
The town of Stranraer is a major urban centre and is in fact an administrative centre for the West Galloway Wigtownshire area of Dumfries and Galloway. It also used to be the location of a popular ferry that traversed from Stranraer to Belfast in Northern Ireland, but this service was discontinued in 2011.
The etymology of Stranraer and Clayholers
The name of Stranraer is believed to be derived from the Scottish Gaelic term An t-Sròn Reamhar which can be directly translated as meaning ‘the fat nose’. This is thought to be a reference to the fact that the settlement is located on a broad headland in the south west of Scotland which protrudes much like a fat nose would from a face.
The official term for residents of the town is that they are Stranraerarians but those residents who live in the original loch-side area of the settlement, centred around the Sheuchan Street and Agnew Crescent area are sometimes referred to as ‘Clayholers’.
The population of Stranraer
In spite of its relatively remote nature, being set away from many of the larger population centres of Scotland, Stranraer is in fact a relatively large settlement. The latest available census data demonstrates that the town does indeed play host to more than 10,000 permanent residents.
This makes Stranraer a comparatively busy and active settlement, which brings the town a good deal of benefits but also has some downsides. Amongst those is the fact that it will be a relatively common location of accidents and injuries, and it is that which makes it pertinent to discuss compensation and solicitors in Stranraer, residents.
Compensation and solicitors in Stranraer
If you suffer an injury that was definitively somebody else’s fault then you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation with the help of solicitors in Stranraer or experts from Accident Advice Helpline. This is so that you can gain some recompense for the emotional, financial and physical pain which you have suffered through no fault of your own.
If all of that makes you keen to seek advice and guidance or even the help of solicitors in Stranraer residents, then you may wish to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you
Accident Advice Helpline are personal injury specialists who have been helping claimants with their personal injury cases for over 16 years. To get us to do the same for you, you simply need call either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile.