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

The Community Partnership AGM – Thu 20th September 2018

Save a date for our Annual General Meeting on Thursday the 20th September 6pm, at the Carrochan, National Park Authority, Balloch. Invitations will soon be in the post to attend this years AGM and is open to Community Development Trusts, Community Councils, community interest groups and Village Hall committees from around Loch Lomond and the… Read more »

The Gathering – Sat 27 October 2018

Save a date for this years annual Gathering on Saturday the 27th October at The Three Villages Hall, Arrochar. The Gathering 'A Green Revolution - building sustainable communities now' is an informative day time event open to Community Development Trusts, Community Councils, community interest groups and Village Hall committees from around Loch Lomond and… Read more »

Nature Jam – Balloch

A youth event to make a difference to nature - have fun - meet young people - learn new skills and feel good is coming to Balloch. Young people are being invited to attend the Nature Jam in partnership with Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Authority, John Muir… Read more »

Milestone for Community democracy – Public Services

People in Scotland are to have their say in a conversation about community decision-making to help make public services more locally focused. The Democracy Matters conversation will identify new legal rights for communities which would place them at the heart of decision making. As part of the conversation people are being… Read more »

New National Park Local Board Members Elected

An election count was held at National Park Authority Headquarters in Balloch on Thursday 5th July 2018, where the successful candidates in the local Board member elections were announced. For these elections, the National Park was split into five Electoral Wards. Bob Darracott was elected in Ward 1 (Cowal and… Read more »