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

Food for Thought at the Gathering!

 This year's Gathering hosted by the Community Partnership was a celebration of Scotland's Year of Food and Drink. More than 80 community activists, representing 47 different community organisations and partnerships gathered in Gartmore Village Hall for the Community Partnership AGM and for an opportunity to network and celebrate all aspects… Read more »

Celebrate ‘Park Stars’ Creative Achievements!

Young people from across Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park attended a glitzy red-carpet awards ceremony on the 29th October 2015 at Cameron House to celebrate their creative achievements in the Skills Partnership’s Park Previews Project – to promote careers in the National Park. During the past year, the… Read more »

Cowal Area Network – 2nd December

Cowal Area Networking in Strachur.
There was plenty of community catching up during a recent Cowal Area Network at the Creggans Inn, Strachur. The evening was a great opportunity to say hello to some new members as well as saying farewell to two of Ardentinny's long standing key players! Following a round up of the main Community Partnership activities including this… Read more »

WW1 ‘Service, spirit and sacrifice’ – Communities commemorate

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 »