Geology rocks at Balmaha visitor centre
Sep28

Geology rocks at Balmaha visitor centre

KIDS and adults alike literally got a taste for geology at Balmaha visitor centre yesterday (Sunday 27 September). For before building erupting volcanos and enjoying a guided geology walk around the area, participants in the latest Wild Balmaha event learned about the local geology by comparing rock types and behaviours to….chocolate! Seasonal ranger Ian McNab’s interactive talk used chocolate for props to give his...

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Charge points to attract eco-friendly visitors
Sep17

Charge points to attract eco-friendly visitors

ELECTRIC or hybrid car owners are sure to be attracted to east Loch Lomond now that they can charge their vehicles at the Balmaha visitor centre car park. And what’s more, they can do so for free thanks to the National Park picking up the bill for the first year as an incentive to eco-friendly drivers. “We got in touch with the Energy Saving Trust last year and managed to secure a grant for the project,” says...

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Hydro partnership boosts Cashel development
Jul22

Hydro partnership boosts Cashel development

SELECT creative and craft business could soon moving into cost-effective idyllic workshop and studio space at Cashel thanks to a partnership with one of the UK’s fastest growing hydro electric plant developers, DHG Hydro. And as well as providing the income for Cashel to establish a creative hub, the hydro company’s ongoing investment and profit sharing is enabling the site’s owner – The Forest Trust Company, a subsidiary of the Royal...

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