WRDC Loan Fund

Since 1983 WRDC has operated a loan fund for businesses within the Wigtownshire area.  Low interest loans are available to businesses both starting or expanding.  Loans of up to and including £5,000 are generally considered.  Please contact us for an application form (see bottom of page for details).

Business Centres

WRDC operates Business Centres in Newton Stewart and Stranraer.  Various sizes of offices are available to rent on a monthly basis.  Find out more about the WRDC Business Centres and the services we can provide here.

Meeting Facilities

A meeting room is available for hire at both WRDC Business Centres for meetings and training sessions.  Rooms may also be available on request for interviewing etc.

South of Scotland Loan Scheme

WRDC are Fund Administrators for SEBSED Ltd, a Company set up to manage the South of Scotland Loan Scheme (SoSLS).  The SoSLS is available to businesses located in or looking to locate in the Scottish Borders or Dumfries & Galloway.  The scheme is designed to support projects where there is a definite need for public sector support and where there are clear economic benefits arising if the project goes ahead.  Loans of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available under the Scheme.

Contact Business Gateway on 0844 875 0161 and ask to speak to an adviser if you would like to discuss an application.

Training Provision/Assessment

Members of WRDC staff are qualified to provide training and assessment of National Vocational Qualifications.

Administration Services

Administration services are carried out as required for companies located within the WRDC Business Centres.  This service is also available to companies throughout Dumfries & Galloway.

Previous Loan Schemes Administration

WRDC has provided Loan Fund management services for a number of previous Dumfries & Galloway wide schemes – now closed to new applications – on behalf of Scottish Enterprise.  We now carry out credit control and after care services to recover the loans being repaid.

Economic Development Projects

With its primary focus on economic development in Wigtownshire, WRDC regularly works in partnership with other agencies such as Scottish Enterprise and Dumfries & Galloway Council, on “one off” projects to support local companies.

Consultants Register

WRDC holds a register of experienced consultants within Dumfries & Galloway which we can co-ordinate and therefore tender for contracts which normally would have gone outwith the region.

Registered Office: WRDC Business Centre, 6-8 Queen Street,

Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, Scotland DG8 6JL

Tel: 01671 404500     Email:

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