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 April the 11th, communities from in and around the National Park came together for the 'WW1 Commemorative Showcase'; a collaborative Park-wide Heritage presentation of community service, spirit and sacrifice. The joint showcase which is part of an ongoing project, has been an opportunity for a wide range of community… Read more »
The Skills Partnership is NOW on the LOOK OUT for businesses in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park who are willing to offer work experience placements for young people. If you and your business are interested in introducing young people to your work place, the varied careers in the National Park,… Read more »
Short Film! Scottish Rural Parliament 2014 On the 6th to 8th November, Oban was the venue to host the very first 'Scottish Rural Parliament'. Kate Sankey, volunteer Director and Vice Chair for the Community Partnership attended the event and tells us more about this exciting opportunity for rural communities in Scotland to share their… Read more »
On the 21st May the Skills Partnership celebrated Scottish Apprenticeship Week with a great afternoon sharing future apprenticeship and skills development opportunities with project partners, support agencies and employers. Whether you are a young person or local business in the National Park and you want to find out more, please… Read more »
In 2011, the Community Partnership began a new round of community action planning (CAP) with Park communities. Community Action Plans (CAP) are documents which identify the goals and aspirations of a community and outline how they are going to achieve them. These documents are unique in that they are created… Read more »