Wigtown, with more than quarter of a million books for sale, and Stranraer, with a newly-developed port on its doorstep and a waterfront development on the way, mean this is an amazing place to live and raise a family and grow your career.
And more and more people are beginning to notice - and want to be a part of - what is happening here.
People have been sailing from the natural shelter of Loch Ryan to Ireland since forever and traditionally they set sail from Stranraer, though a major move came with the creation of the new improved services at Cairnryan in 2011.
The good news is that major development attracted more jobs and services to the Stranraer area.
It also led to the subsequent regeneration project to make the most of Stranraer and its Loch Ryan waterfront, part-funded by the EU; a future as a leisure gateway to the waters of Northern Ireland and the West Coast of Scotland beckons.
For Stranraer is known as Gateway to Rhinns of Galloway, making it a major player in the tourism market for this quiet south-western point of Scotland both by land and sea.
Many people are beginning to realise the joy of this tranquil part of the lowlands with destinations such as Portpatrick, Leswall, Kirkcolm, Port Logan and Drummore.
The milder climate of this corner of Scotland makes it a haven for birdlife and wildlife tourism and ornithology are starting to feature high on the agenda.
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