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.
Two years ago seasonal Camping Management Byelaws were introduced in certain areas of the National Park. This was to help protect some of the area's most popular lochshores from environmental damage caused by the high volume of visitors and issues with antisocial behaviour from some campers going back a number… Read more »
The Community Partnership and the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) are together running a series of sessions to understand the collaborative approaches and alignment of Community Action Plans, Local Development Plans and LOIPs. For our first session on Monday the 4th March 10am-1pm in Balloch we are offering the opportunity for… Read more »
An event run by Callander Enterprise the business community voice, is inviting new members and interested parties along to a public drop in event on Tue 5 March from 5.30pm to 8pm. This information event will be a great opportunity for networking, learn what they do and see what you get for your membership. Whilst you're there… Read more »
Walk in the Park is hosting a training opportunity to help communities and groups reach out to individuals who are seldom heard. The short course will look at various approaches, tools, techniques, engagement principles and examines the barriers that people face. A number of limited spaces are available on the course Engaging with… Read more »
If you don't want a ticking off from the doctor, then it's time to swot up on your Lyme disease prevention. We all know that Lyme disease is an infection caused by numerous strains of Borrelia most commonly spread by ticks. However Borrelia can also be transmitted congenitally and whilst research is… Read more »