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

Cowal Area Network – WED 6 DEC

Community interest groups, community residents, Community Council and Development Trust members are being invited along to the next Cowal Area Network and annual Christmas meal get together  on Wednesday 6th December. The event which is being held in The Creggans will begin at 7pm and finish approximately 9pm. CAN 061217 Agenda Agenda for the… Read more »

A CP Gathering with a Gaidhlig twist!

Programme details announced 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 and Gaelic… 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 »