National Park Award for Joe
May17

National Park Award for Joe

BALMAHA resident Joe Twaddle’s outstanding community service was formally recognised   last night (16 May) at a special presentation from Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs. Joe became the third winner of the Hannah Stirling National Park Award – in memory of the former Friends President who died aged 100 in November 2014 – and was presented with a quaich to mark the occasion at the Loch Lomond...

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Community lunches boost hall funds
Mar26

Community lunches boost hall funds

LOCALS from Buchanan and beyond enjoyed soup, sandwiches and home baking at Milton of Buchanan’s Memorial Hall on Saturday (25 March). The event was the fourth ‘community lunch’ laid on by Fiona Crooks, Sheena McAllister, Barbara Crooks and Jean Bayfield – a plan hatched last November to bring the community together and at the same time raise some cash for the hall funds. The first three events raised over...

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CAP support job opportunity
Aug04

CAP support job opportunity

THE Community Partnership is seeking to appoint a part time Community Action Plan Support Worker to aid the community action planning process in the communities of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The CAP Support Worker will work with communities to help them through the community action planning process. This will include: Developing appropriate methods of community consultation; Helping communities set up and maintain...

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New action plan calls for ‘community champions’
Mar23

New action plan calls for ‘community champions’

BUCHANAN’s newly published Community Action Plan (CAP) is the blueprint to help drive positive action within the community, provide direction and focus for community based organisations and support grant applications over the next four years. While only a limited number of physical copies have been produced, the CAP document is available at Drymen Library and can be read here. The independent document, which is owned by the...

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Bakery plans launched at community event
Feb22

Bakery plans launched at community event

MORE than 50 folks of all ages enjoyed a night of fantastic food, drink and chat as exciting plans for a community bakery project in Drymen were unveiled. Friday evening’s (19 February) Feast Together event – organised by Forth Environment Link’s Grow Forth and the team behind the bakery project – gave everyone the chance to hear about, and discuss, plans for a community bakery in Drymen. Of course there was also the...

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