Stranraer (Gaelic: An t-Sron Reamhar) is a city in the west of the village in the south of Scotland Council Area Dumfries and Galloway. Previously, she was part of the traditional county of Wigtownshire. The city had 2011 10.593 inhabitants. Stranraer is situated on the shore of the bay Loch Ryan in the north of the isthmus that connects the Rhins of Galloway peninsula with mainland Scotland. The town's name comes from the Scottish Gaelic An t-Sron Reamhar, which means as much as fat nose. Regarding the location of the place but it should mean wide isthmus.