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.
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 »
An exciting park-wide community project to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the translation of the bible into Gaelic is being developed to tie in with Scotland's ‘Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology ’ celebrations. The Community Partnership are delighted to have received a small grant from Bord na Gaidhlig to support a project to raise awareness… Read more »
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 »
Locals help to shape the future of Lochgoil! Exciting times are ahead for the locals of Lochgoil who have just embarked on their next Community Action Plan. The current Community Action Plan which expires this year, previously set out a list of ten priorities voted by local residents for the community to work… Read more »
Stop press! The offer to purchase shares of the Arrochar Community Hydro scheme due to close on 7 Jul, has so far raised a total of £587k towards the £660k target. We're advised that this will close early next week!. The communities of Arrochar & Tarbet and Luss & Arden… Read more »