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

New National Park Local Board Members Elected

An election count was held at National Park Authority Headquarters in Balloch on Thursday 5th July 2018, where the successful candidates in the local Board member elections were announced. For these elections, the National Park was split into five Electoral Wards. Bob Darracott was elected in Ward 1 (Cowal and… Read more »

Crowdfunding Boost needed for Strathfillan Bike Skills Park

Strathfillan Community Development Trust are aiming to design and construct a small Bike Skills Park in Tyndrum Community Woodland. The proposal which has received much positive support locally and further afield, is currently raising funds for the design phase of the project. Strathfillan Community Development Trust are contributing funds from… Read more »

Big Fit Walk in Arrochar – Wed 20 June

The Community Partnership joined in with the Countryside Trust's 'Walk in the Park' walking event in Arrochar on Wednesday the 20th June 2018 as part of Paths for All 'Big Fit Walk' campaign. What is a Big Fit Walk? The Big Fit Walk is Paths for All’s annual campaign that takes… Read more »

Lochgoil & Carrick launch their Community Action Plan!

Over the next five years the communities of Lochgoilhead & Carrick Castle will be working to build a vibrant and successful community for all. Local residents and community groups gathered for the Community Council Meeting on Monday the 11th June at 7.30pm at Lochgoilhead Village Hall for the official launch of their… Read more »

Community Path Grants

Applications are now open for two grants schemes to promote, maintain and develop community paths in Scotland. Community organisations are being invited to apply for a grant of up to £3000 to create or enhance paths in their local area. The community path grant schemes aim to create safe, accessible… Read more »