View from Duke's Pass

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is home to almost 16,000 people. Living and working in the scenic splendour of an ever changing landscape. A landscape that supports community life and creates a unique community landscape that takes us from Benmore in the Cowal peninsula to Tyndrum at the very North of the Park.

The changing nature of the Park supports community development in a number of ways from realising the value of cultural and built heritage to harnessing the resources in the environment for community gain.

Rural life can also be challenging and our communities are constantly working to overcome some of the challenges they face. Transport, recreation facilities, community enhancement, housing and employment are just some of the issues faced within the Park.

Here we will look at some of the activities going on around the Park and how the Community Partnership, through the development of community action plans, is helping support community life in the Park.

Park Life

A CP Gathering with a Gaidhlig twist!

Preparations are now underway for this years Community Partnership Gathering on Saturday 4th November at one of the parks favourite community venues, the Millennium Hall in Gartocharn! Our National Park area has a rich and diverse heritage ranging from its industrial past, famous people and legendary heroes, to its inspirational landscapes… Read more »

The Arrochar Hydro Scheme Diaries

So far it has been a wet but very productive month for the Arrochar Community Hydro scheme who recently announced that they had achieved through its sale of shares their target to get the communities of Arrochar, Tarbet and Luss connected to the National Grid next year. Duncan MacLachlan from the… Read more »

Who’s your Community Champion for 2017?

This year volunteers from communities within the National Park will be honoured at the Gathering's 'Community Champion' volunteer awards ceremony on Sat 4 Nov, in the Millennium Hall, Gartocharn. This special event will celebrate the achievements of the real stars and amazing groups of volunteers who have contributed greatly to the… Read more »

Shaping Callander’s Future

Callander is the latest community in the park area to make it an even better place in which to live or work and to visit. Callander's current 5 year Community Action Plan (CAP) was launched on 7 September at a drop-in event at Callander Hostel to which local residents and businesses were… Read more »