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 Champions shine for The Gathering!

On Sat 5th November, communities from across the National Park came to honour and acknowledge the amazing individuals and groups within the Park who have contributed greatly to the development and enhancement of their communities. The annual awards ceremony which took place at the Buchanan Arms Hotel in Drymen, was… Read more »

The Gathering & AGM – Sat 5th Nov 2016

Places available at this years Gathering! Invitations to communities from in and around the National Park have now been issued for this year's annual event. The closing date to book your place at this years Gathering is just around the corner, but we still have some places available. On Saturday 5th November at The… Read more »

Mapping Strathard Workshop – 28 Sep 7-9pm

Residents, visitors, businesses and landowners in Strathard are being invited along to an interactive workshop session at Kinlochard Village Hall on Wed 28 Sep 7-9pm. Forest Research have been working with the partners of the Strathard: a landscape to live, work and play project to collect & analyse data on the… Read more »

Community Champion Awards – 5th Nov 2016

This year volunteers from communities within the National Park will be honoured at the Gathering’s volunteer awards ceremony on Saturday the 5th November at The Buchanan Arms Hotel in Drymen. These awards recognise the amazing work being carried out at grassroots level in communities across the Park, acknowledging the work of individuals and… Read more »