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

Launch of CATS!

Earlier this month Forest Enterprise Scotland launched (CATS) a Community Asset Transfer Scheme for Scotland's National Forest Estate. [caption id="attachment_3612" align="alignright" width="500"] Ardentinny Walled Garden[/caption] The scheme sets out how they will deliver the asset transfer rights for communities covered in Part 5 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. It builds on Forest Enterprise Scotland's long… Read more »

Community Champions stick on their walking boots!

Special guests and walk leaders from the Countryside Trusts ‘Walk in the Park’ project gathered for a special event on the 16th February in Loch Lomond to celebrate receiving their Champion Community of the Year award; a prestigious title presented by the Community Partnership at the ‘Community Champion Awards’ held in… Read more »

Community Partnership welcomes new Director on-board!

The Community Partnership are delighted to welcome on board their most recently elected Director! Andrew who will be representing Breadalbane,  was one of three candidates nominated and elected by their communities at this years Gathering on the 5th November. Andrew who was originally born and bred in the Yorkshire Dales came to live and settle in Scotland… Read more »

Help shape Callander’s future! 17 Nov 6-9pm

As part of the Callander Community Action Plan process, there will be another opportunity for local residents, businesses and visitors to have your say in helping to shape the future of Callander! Following a recent household survey, and two public community consultations, now is the time to see what is missing,… Read more »

Cowal Area Network 7 December

Cowal Area Networking in Strachur.
Put a date in your diary for the next Cowal Area Network work on Wed 7 December at 7pm until 9pm in The Creggans Inn, Loch Fyne PA27 8BX. Highlights (Click on the agenda can-agenda-071216): Update from The Gathering & Community Champion Awards James Fraser. Chair of the Friends of Loch Lomond… Read more »