Balmaha pontoon work underway
Sep04

Balmaha pontoon work underway

CONSTRUCTION work on a new passenger boat pontoon in Balmaha started with the pouring of a concrete structure this morning (Monday 3 September). The project will see communities around the loch better connected with a wider choice of water transport and passenger cruising opportunities for the benefit of local residents and visitors – and the pontoon will have disabled access, something not currently available on any of the...

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Local musician’s latest live album recorded in Buchanan
Aug21

Local musician’s latest live album recorded in Buchanan

  SCOTTISH alt.blues troubadour and G63 resident Dave Arcari’s new album – Live at Memorial Hall – is set for release on Buzz Records on Friday 1 September 2017. Recorded in March at Buchanan Memorial Hall on the east side of Loch Lomond close to Arcari’s home, the album is available on double 180g coloured vinyl and digipak CD via Dave’s website as well as download/streaming via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and the usual...

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Balmaha hosts 2017 Three Lochs Classic
Aug20

Balmaha hosts 2017 Three Lochs Classic

THE 2017 RSAC Three Lochs Classic – sponsored for the second year by Bob Hay –  returned to Balmaha’s Oak Tree Inn on Sunday (20 August), which hosted the start, finish and the Concours d’Elegance. As well as cars built before 1982, this year’s event saw the debut of an ‘open’ class for cars built after 1982 considered to be of particular interest. The event offered a “wee” route of around 58 miles suitable for...

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Killearn writer launches latest book
Aug05

Killearn writer launches latest book

KILLEARN writer Moira McPartlin launched her latest book – Wants of the Silent – in Edinburgh on 1 August. Written for young adults and set in a dystopian world of the late 21st century, Wants of the Silent is the second electrifying volume of the Sun Song trilogy. ‘We’re all responsible. The signs were there; the mounting hatred of the immigrants, the growing wealth gap, the total disregard for people’s human rights, the media. Why...

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Drymen car wash shut down
Jul06

Drymen car wash shut down

AN ILLEGAL car wash has been ordered to close by Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority following a large number of complaints and concerns. The car wash was set up on land just off the A811 at Drymen Bridge that is next to the Endrick Water, a Special Area of Conservation. The operators were served with a Temporary Stop Notice by the Park Authority at 3pm on 30 June 2017, requiring that activities...

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A walk in the park: Drymen & Croftamie group
Jul01

A walk in the park: Drymen & Croftamie group

THE Drymen & Croftamie Walk in the Park group has a  number of activities scheduled through July.   Meeting at Drymen village square (outside the Winnock Hotel) on Thursdays at 10.20am throughout the month the free walks offer a fun and easy way to get fit and feel better – and are also a great way to meet new people. The health walks last around 45 minutes and the routes are mostly flat, with slight inclines and good...

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