The 87 Miles project aims to help young people aged 15-25 to develop as actors, directors and writers. It also establishes the new Ryan Youth Theatre in Stranraer.


Members of the Ryan Youth Theatre will co-operate closely with Toonspeak Youth Theatre, north Glasgow, 87 miles from Stranraer. Over the next year, they will work with professional theatre-makers to develop a high-quality scripted touring production.


Two successful week-long workshops have taken place over the summer and regular evening sessions will start on Tuesday 27th August 2013 from 7pm to 9pm. For more information or to find out how to take part, please contact


87 Miles is led by the Dumfries & Galloway Literature Development officer and supported by the Holywood Trust and the Moffat Charitable Trust.