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

Community Action Planning

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 »

Paths in the Park

The Paths in the Park project aims to support community groups in the National Park to progress their community path networks. Community Support The Community Partnership works closely with the National Park Authority to provide information, training and guidance to enable paths groups develop community paths and identify methods to… Read more »

Arrochar – Young People

Arrochar – Young People
The Arrochar Youth (Youth Organisation Understanding Teenage Health) is a joint venture between NHS Highlands and Argyll and Bute Council. It supports teenagers in the local area by offering various activities and health education on all aspect of wellbeing. It a confidential service and teenagers have access to a health… Read more »

Cowal – Heritage

Historic Kilmun
Historic Kilmun is the home of Argyll Mausoleum – final resting place of one of Scotland’s most powerful and infamous families; the chiefs of the Clan Campbell. From Sir Duncan in 1453 to Niall Diarmid in 1949, the Campbell chieftains were laid to rest on the green brae of Kilmun,… Read more »

Croftamie – Public Transport

Croftamie - Weekly Mini Bus
Lack of Public transport is a major concern for some of our more rural communities.  Croftamie sits just a few miles from Drymen but with a high percentage of elderly residents without access to their own personal transport and limited public transport available, the community came up with an innovative… Read more »