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.
The end of November marked a special date of celebration for the community of Lochgoilhead with the grand opening of their new River Walk. (more…) Read more »
Toad patrols, wildlife blogs, beach cleaning and repairing mountain paths are just some of the amazing things happening across the National Park. Communities across Loch Lomond and the Trossachs came together at the Community Partnership’s annual event 'A Green Revolution - building sustainable communities now' on Saturday the 27th October 2018, at The Three Villages Hall, Arrochar to… Read more »
Balquhidder Community Broadband Scotland receives recognition as one of Scotland's Top Rural Innovators! Along with receiving Stirling Provost’s Civic award, Balquhidder Community Broadband Project (BCB)https://www.fvl.org.uk/case-studies/case-study-balquhidder-community-broadband/ has been named as one of five examples of outstanding rural innovation after being named one of the winners of the 2018 Scottish Rural Innovators Awards.… Read more »
Make your reservation at our next Cowal Area Network on Wednesday 28 November, 2018. Community Councils, Development Trusts and community interest groups are invited along to the Goil Inn, Lochgoilhead on Wednesday 28 November for 7pm to 9pm. The network will begin with a round up from our communities and speakers followed by a sit down carvery.… Read more »
Crowdfund Stirling is an exciting new initiative to support businesses and communities across the area. They provide an opportunity to crowdfund and promote all types of projects. If you are a business, development trust, charity or community with an economic related Crowdfunding Campaign that fits with the criteria below, you could be… Read more »