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Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

A West of Scotland Chapter Event

Thursday, 12 September 2013 at 6:30PM - 8:30PM
National Park offices, Carrochan Road, Balloch, West Dunbartonshire G83 8EG
RTPI Scotland

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Scotland’s First National Park – 11 years on

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs was designated as a National Park in 2002. Since then, it has, and continues to, progress ambitious development projects that aspire to both enhance the Park’s contribution to the Scottish tourist industry and wider economy while also protecting its iconic landscapes and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

In 2013 it carried out charrettes as part of the preparation of its Local Development Plan; an initiative that is now being mainstreamed by the Scottish Government.

This event will include short presentations on the following:

  •  The Local Development Plan Charrettes – exploring how these design led public engagement events are helping to generate ideas and the long term vision for National Park communities.
  • Redevelopment of the former torpedo range at Arrochar - highlighting how the £70M Ben Arthur Resort investment aims to transform the area into a significant tourism destination.
  • Scottish Scenic Routes Project – looking at pilot scenic routes projects that are being developed to help promote Scotland based on the National Tourist Routes in Norway model.
  • 5 Lochs Visitor Management Plan – highlighting how infrastructure provision can encourage future investment and further provision of recreational facilities.

Sandwiches and refreshments will be available.



Train times

from Glasgow Queen St: 17:30 & 17:53 (journey approx 45 mins)

from Balloch: 20:53

From Balloch train station turn right, continue straight on and turn second right (approx 5 minute walk)