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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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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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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Free EP taster for ‘Live at Memorial Hall’ album
May04

Free EP taster for ‘Live at Memorial Hall’ album

TOURING musician, songwriter and G63 resident Dave Arcari has released a free EP featuring four live songs recorded at Memorial Hall, Milton of Buchanan back in March. The free promotional EP is a taster for the full-length album and features four exclusive tracks that will not feature on the full-length release – scheduled for 1 September – of the concert album. “It was hard choosing the tracks for each format,” says...

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New Health Walk group launches in Drymen
May02

New Health Walk group launches in Drymen

FOLLOWING a successful series of events in other areas of the National Park, a new group promoting health walks launches in Drymen on Thursday (May 4). Walk in the Park health walks use the beautiful and nurturing surroundings of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park as the venue for a series of increasingly popular weekday walks and is keen for more local communities to get involved and discover the...

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