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.
On Tuesday, 05 February 2019 a new Strategy was launched that will help to secure the long-term success and sustainability of Scotland’s forestry sector. Scotland’s Forestry Strategy sets out the government’s approach over the next 10 years to expand, protect and enhance Scotland’s forests and woodlands. The strategy seeks to… Read more »
The Community Partnership Board have the future in their sights! Earlier this month the Community Partnership welcomed its newest Directors along to a facilitation session led by Sarah Skerratt (Professor of Rural Society and Policy at SRUC). The session which marks an exciting year of project delivery will help the Community Partnership draw… Read more »
Join us for the next Cowal Area Network at The Whistlefield Inn, Loch Eck on Wednesday 20 February, 2019, 7-9pm. On the CAN Agenda 200219 Community Partnership Update from Iain MacInnes ((CP Director (Cowal) Chief Inspector Dougie Wilson, Police Scotland - Update from the Area Commander for South Argyll (Dunoon, Cowal… Read more »
Community shares can save local shops and pubs, finance renewable energy schemes, transform community facilities, support local food growing, fund new football clubs, restore heritage buildings, and above all, build stronger, more vibrant and independent communities. Community Shares Scotland can provide a lot of support to help you work towards… Read more »
In partnership with the Social Enterprise Academy, The Community Partnership is looking to develop a Social Enterprise Academy Hub in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Developing and supporting social businesses and growing community assets are just some of the key priorities outlined in your Community Actions plans… Read more »