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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Garden launch marks completion of Balmaha tourist attraction
Apr30

Garden launch marks completion of Balmaha tourist attraction

THE SKIES cleared and sun shone on Balmaha for this afternoon’s (Saturday 30 April) formal opening of Tom and Rhona’s Mountain Garden beside the East Loch Lomond village’s Tom Weir statue. Actor, US National Park ambassador and John Muir impersonator Lee Stetson, and Scots Magazine editor Richard Wright opened the garden with Tom Weir’s widow Rhona. The garden – designed by landscape specialist and Scottish...

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Your one-stop Christmas shop
Dec17

Your one-stop Christmas shop

STUCK for Christmas gift ideas? Need last minute supplies? Or just your day-to-day shopping? No need to head into town, or even get in the car, for Balmaha Village shop has everything you need, when you need it, to get you through the festive season…and the rest of the year, for that matter! While the rest of the stores are all closed, Balmaha Village Shop is open until 8pm on Christmas Eve and Hogmanay and although closed on...

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