Special event marks Balmaha pontoon opening
Jun08

Special event marks Balmaha pontoon opening

AN enthusiastic crowd gathered for the official opening of Balmaha’s new pontoon today (8 June) by the Duke of Montrose. Speaking at the opening, the Duke told of the repeal of the Act of Proscription (1746) – which had banned the wearing of Highland dress – in 1782, commemorated as part of today’s event by the arrival on the pontoon of a rowing boat crewed by a group of oarsmen after crossing the Highland boundary fault...

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Butterfly event in Balmaha
Jun04

Butterfly event in Balmaha

A RANGE of butterfly-related activities including a scavenger hunt and arts & crafts are on the agenda at Balmaha Visitor Centre on Saturday (9 June). Organised by The Butterfly Conservation Trust to help promote it’s work, the event runs from 10.30am to 3.30pm and representatives of the trust  will be on hand to talk about projects they’re involved in and key species in the park as well as live examples of moths they...

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Free dog chipping & advice in Balmaha
May10

Free dog chipping & advice in Balmaha

DOG owners can have their pet chipped for free at Balmaha tomorrow (Friday 11 May) thanks to a special visit from The Dogs’ Trust. The trust’s veterinary nurse will be at Balmaha Visitor Centre between 11am and 3pm and will also also offer free nail clipping and carry out a general assessment of a dog’s health and where appropriate advise owners if they should visit their vet. The trust team will be on hand to...

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Drymen to Balmaha – the final link
Apr18

Drymen to Balmaha – the final link

PLANS for the final link in the Drymen to Balmaha path have been submitted and timescales for completion of the project expected to be announced soon. The final stretch of the path between Shalloch and Balmaha promises not only increased safety but also a much improved surface for walkers and cyclists. “Staff changes within the Stirling Council roads department, the complex design and landowner negotiations are part of the delay...

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Balmaha affordable homes project gets green light
Mar27

Balmaha affordable homes project gets green light

LOCH Lomond & The Trossachs National Park has approved a proposal to create 20 new affordable homes in the village of Balmaha on the banks of Loch Lomond has been approved. The planning application, from Rural Stirling Housing Association (RSHA), which aims to address the demand for more affordable housing options in the area, was granted approval following yesterday’s (26 March) public hearing by the Planning and Access...

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