17th May at Kinlochard Village Hall – Calling all businesses in Aberfoyle, Kinlochard, Stronachlachar and Inversnaid

* RESCHEDULED – NOW BEING HELD 17 MAY at Kinlochard Village Hall

A new collaborative initiative ‘Strathard, a landscape to live, work and play’ is calling on local businesses from Aberfoyle, Kinlochard, Stronachlachar and Inversnaid to an event to help assess how businesses interconnect with the Strathard landscape!Business Forum Flyer 17 May

Local businesses that are reliant on visitors to the area, who support community needs or are invested in the landscape, are being given the opportunity to influence how the forest, water and land in Strathard are managed. The event on the 17 th May from 7.30pm to 9.30pm (registration from 7pm) at Kinlochard Village Hall, will be a chance for local businesses to meet with partners of the initiative; the Community Partnership, Forest Commission (Scotland), Forest Research, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority and Stirling Council.

Peter Sunderland of the Aberfoyle Traders Association said:

“This is a great opportunity for all traders in Strathard to demonstrate how the landscape affects their business, inform the decision makers on exactly what the issues are for them and have the opportunity to influence future land and water management plans”

The evening will be the fourth in a series of events to encourage residents, visitors, landowners and businesses to think differently about the local landscape and understand how it shapes their lives. A short film which has been developed and features stunning aerial footage of the Strathard landscape and special interviews with the people who live and work in it and who use it for recreation will be shown at the event.

If you live, work or are a visitor to Strathard and haven’t had an opportunity to tell us what it is that you value about the landscape there is still an opportunity by completing an online survey, or taking part in Map-Me an interactive way for you to tell us about specific locations in Strathard that you value and where you want to see improvements.


The event although primarily aimed at local businesses, is also open to residents and visitors who haven’t had a chance to get down to an earlier event. To book your place please get in touch T: 01389 722134/722639 or send us an email with your contact details to: info@thecommunitypartnership.org.uk.

We look forward to seeing you there!