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 BLS (Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre) Community Trust is seeking a new Community Development officer! This new 1 year fixed contract is a super opportunity to work for a friendly and enthusiastic community in the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Job Title: Community Development Officer for Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and… Read more »
The Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre in Loch Goil has celebrated their 50th anniversary with the launch of a new fundraising appeal to inspire children for another 50 years! To celebrate its 50th anniversary Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre charitable trust launched an appeal in Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline on Thursday 28th March to… Read more »
The community of Strathyre have begun the first part of their Community Action Plan journey with an open day. The drop in event which was held on Tuesday the 26th March at the White Stagg will be followed by a series of other community action plan events later this year. Attended by over a quarter… Read more »
Communities across Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park are grabbing their litter pickers for what could be the UK's biggest Spring Clean yet! Spring cleaning kick starts this weekend and over the coming months communities across the National Park will be joining in the fight to tackle the negative impacts that littering has on the… Read more »
Community contacts in Drymen, Croftamie and Buchanan are cordially invited along to the next Rural South West Area Forum on Monday 18th March, 7-9.15pm at Balfron High School. The agenda includes information and consultation on the road maintenance and improvement programme. There will also be information and discussion on Your… Read more »