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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New fund launched for projects in the park
May02

New fund launched for projects in the park

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority is calling for applications to a new National Park grant scheme with £80,000 of funding available for projects that help enhance the National Park as a place to live, work and visit.   The new grant scheme is a fantastic way to provide additional benefits for communities, businesses and residents across Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park whilst also seeking to...

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Local board member elections: Make a difference to your National Park
Apr10

Local board member elections: Make a difference to your National Park

LOCH Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority is looking for nominees to stand in elections to sit on the National Park Authority board.   The National Park Authority board is responsible for making strategic decisions for the park and has an important part to play in helping to deliver the authority’s key aims.  Elections will be taking place via postal vote later this year to recruit five board members – one for each of...

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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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