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.
The Paths in the Park project aims to support community groups in the National Park to progress their community path networks. Community Support The Community Partnership works closely with the National Park Authority to provide information, training and guidance to enable paths groups develop community paths and identify methods to… Read more »
The Arrochar Youth (Youth Organisation Understanding Teenage Health) is a joint venture between NHS Highlands and Argyll and Bute Council. It supports teenagers in the local area by offering various activities and health education on all aspect of wellbeing. It a confidential service and teenagers have access to a health… Read more »
Historic Kilmun is the home of Argyll Mausoleum – final resting place of one of Scotland’s most powerful and infamous families; the chiefs of the Clan Campbell. From Sir Duncan in 1453 to Niall Diarmid in 1949, the Campbell chieftains were laid to rest on the green brae of Kilmun,… Read more »
Lack of Public transport is a major concern for some of our more rural communities. Croftamie sits just a few miles from Drymen but with a high percentage of elderly residents without access to their own personal transport and limited public transport available, the community came up with an innovative… Read more »
There is no denying that it rains a lot here in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, but that can also be a great thing! The Callander Community Hydro Ltd (CCHL) saw early on the potential to turn rain into something more valuable for its community. This scheme… Read more »