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

Arrochar Hydro Official Opening Ceremony

This Friday the 18th May sees the Official Opening Ceremony of Arrochar Community Hydro Society which will be opened by Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss. The society are also delighted to welcome Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy to the official opening of the community hydro scheme. The event is open… Read more »

Strathard Community Trust seeks to appoint Business Development Officer

An initiative hosted by Strathard Community Trust and funded by Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER are seeking to appoint a Business Development Officer on a contract basis. The community-led initiative could make a real difference to the economic viability of Aberfoyle and the Strathard area. The appointed contractor will: Lead… Read more »

3rd JUNE DEADLINE approaching for National Park Grant Scheme!

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority announce the launch of their new Grant Scheme. Supporting local communities and organisations is an important part of what the National Park Authority do and their grant scheme will provide additional benefits for communities, businesses and residents park wide. The Grant Scheme will support projects that deliver against… Read more »

Cowal Area Network – Wed 9 May 2018

It's that time of the year again folks as we gather for the annual Cowal Area Network and BBQ! Save a date for your taste buds on Wednesday the 9th May 7-9pm for the next Cowal Area Network and annual BBQ.  The evening will have an alfresco theme with Ardentinny… Read more »

A forward planning day for your Village Hall Wed 27 June 2018 4pm-8.30pm, NP HQ, Balloch Village or community halls are the economic and social hub of our communities.  Offering a gathering space, facilities and activities - they not only provide for the wellbeing of the people living in the… Read more »