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It's wannabe James Bonds, not hikers, who are destroying our national parks - The Independent

Fri, 2017-08-11 12:08

The Independent

It's wannabe James Bonds, not hikers, who are destroying our national parks
The Independent
In the Scottish Highlands, wild camping is proving controversial. I've hiked and fished in .... Much of the shoreline around Loch Lomond in the Trossachs has a ban on camping outside designated sites from March until the end of September. Hikers are ...

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Watch as pole dancing badger grabs attention at Loch Lomond guest house - Scottish Daily Record

Fri, 2017-08-11 10:49

Scottish Daily Record

Watch as pole dancing badger grabs attention at Loch Lomond guest house
Scottish Daily Record
The clip shows the ravenous animal clinging on to a garden feeding station near the shores of Loch Lomond . Lucy Fraser, who runs the Oak Tree Inn guest house in Balmaha, captured the footage on Monday evening. Her hilarious film shows the badger ...
Recipe of the Day: Curried Cod by David Hetherington of The Oak Tree Inn in BalmahaHerald Scotland

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Loch Lomond marks National Parks Week - Helensburgh Advertiser

Fri, 2017-08-11 10:09

Loch Lomond marks National Parks Week
Helensburgh Advertiser
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is one of only two National Parks in Scotland and only 15 across the whole UK, with the park's rangers spending around 4,792 days delivering tasks including running the visitor centre and conducting land and ...

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NFU Scotland attacks 'brazen' claims over lynx release - The Scotsman

Thu, 2017-08-10 10:20

The Scotsman

NFU Scotland attacks 'brazen' claims over lynx release
The Scotsman
Commenting on the latest proposals to release lynx in Scotland – this time in Argyll and Invernessshire – the union said that the move was the latest in a long line of “brazen and presumptuous claims” about the imminent reintroduction of the cat.
Farmers' union claims lack of support for lynxThe Courier
The lynx effect: Pilot scheme could see 250 of the once extinct cats back among Scottish wildlifeScottish Daily Record
Lynx could be roaming Scotland's landscape if plans go throughThe National

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Farmers' union claims lack of support for lynx - The Courier

Thu, 2017-08-10 08:55

The Scotsman

Farmers' union claims lack of support for lynx
The Courier
The Lynx UK Trust charity believes Scotland could be home to 250 animals in sites stretching from Loch Lomond and the Trossachs into the West Highlands and Great Glen. It has dismissed fears that predation would be a serious problem for the sheep ...
NFU Scotland attacks 'brazen' claims over lynx releaseThe Scotsman
The lynx effect: Pilot scheme could see 250 of the once extinct cats back among Scottish wildlifeScottish Daily Record
Lynx could be roaming Scotland's landscape if plans go throughThe National

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The lynx effect: Pilot scheme could see 250 of the once extinct cats back among Scottish wildlife - Scottish Daily Record

Thu, 2017-08-10 06:00

The National

The lynx effect: Pilot scheme could see 250 of the once extinct cats back among Scottish wildlife
Scottish Daily Record
About 10,000 sq miles of land has been identified for the proposed pilot, which Lynx UK Trust say could “comfortably be home for 250 lynx”. The area would stretch from Loch Lomond into the West Highlands. The plan has been opposed by some who fear the ...
Lynx could be roaming Scotland's landscape if plans go throughThe National

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Call for lynx to be released in Scotland branded 'brazen and presumptuous' - Telegraph.co.uk

Wed, 2017-08-09 17:01

Telegraph.co.uk

Call for lynx to be released in Scotland branded 'brazen and presumptuous'
Telegraph.co.uk
Plans to introduce Eurasian Lynx around 30 miles from Glasgow, more than 1,300 years after the predator became extinct in the UK, have been described as “brazen, presumptuous and lacking support”. The Lynx UK Trust says it has been in discussions with ...
Lynx plans drawn up for Argyll and Inverness-shireBBC News
Lynx could be released into wild 30 miles from GlasgowSTV News
Reintroduction plans could see lynx return to ScotlandThird Force News

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New guides to give walkers the Loch Lomond Park experience - The Scotsman

Wed, 2017-08-09 12:26

The Scotsman

New guides to give walkers the Loch Lomond Park experience
The Scotsman
READ MORE: Brendan Paddy, Director of Ramblers Scotland, said: “We're excited about the Park producing these attractive and easy-to-use walking guides. They're a great reminder of the diverse range of walks available within Loch Lomond & The ...

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Loch Lomond Whiskies expands its Island Collection - Imbibe

Wed, 2017-08-09 11:15

Imbibe

Loch Lomond Whiskies expands its Island Collection
Imbibe
Found on the banks of Loch Lomond, it takes its name from the picturesque Scotland lochs – often referred to as one of the world's natural wonders. Inchmoan 12yo is said to have an unconventional peat character due to the combination of malt whiskies ...

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Lynx plans drawn up for Argyll and Inverness-shire - BBC News

Wed, 2017-08-09 09:48

Telegraph.co.uk

Lynx plans drawn up for Argyll and Inverness-shire
BBC News
Dr Paul O'Donoghue, of Lynx UK Trust, said over-population of deer in Scotland was damaging forest habitats and restricting forest regeneration. He said an "exploding" ... The area would stretch from Loch Lomond and the Trossachs into the West Highlands.
Call for lynx to be released in Scotland branded 'brazen and presumptuous'Telegraph.co.uk
Lynx could be released into wild 30 miles from GlasgowSTV News
Reintroduction plans could see lynx return to ScotlandThird Force News

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Scots mountain project seeks volunteers to 'adopt a path' - Grough

Tue, 2017-08-08 21:06

Grough

Scots mountain project seeks volunteers to 'adopt a path'
Grough
The project is led by the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland, with both the Cairngorms and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authorities alongside Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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It's time to start getting excited about Glasgow 2018 - SNP (press release)

Tue, 2017-08-08 17:02

SNP (press release)

It's time to start getting excited about Glasgow 2018
SNP (press release)
Although Glasgow is the host city, other parts of Scotland will also take part – whether it's open water swimming at Loch Lomond, golf at Gleneagles, diving at Edinburgh's Royal Commonwealth Pool or rowing at Strathclyde Country Park. C.png.

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Competitors made a real splash during Beastie Triathlon at Loch Lomond - The Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter

Tue, 2017-08-08 16:56

The Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter

Competitors made a real splash during Beastie Triathlon at Loch Lomond
The Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter
THE Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond were were lined with passionate fans for the 2017 Scottish Aquathlon Championships – where hard work, effort and plenty of local support got the hardy competitors across the finish line. The seventh Scottish National ...

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Byelaws prohibiting outdoor alcohol consumption introduced at lochside locations - Scottish Daily Record

Tue, 2017-08-08 16:51

Scottish Daily Record

Byelaws prohibiting outdoor alcohol consumption introduced at lochside locations
Scottish Daily Record
Consultations over the amendments were carried out with the Lochearnhead, Balquhidder and Strathyre community councils, Police Scotland, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Perth and Kinross Council and Procurator Fiscal Service for Stirling.

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Nicola Sturgeon: Glasgow 2018 mascot Bonnie the seal has an important message for all - Glasgow Evening Times

Tue, 2017-08-08 05:08

Glasgow Evening Times

Nicola Sturgeon: Glasgow 2018 mascot Bonnie the seal has an important message for all
Glasgow Evening Times
Although Glasgow is the host city, other parts of Scotland will also take part – whether it's open water swimming at Loch Lomond, golf at Gleneagles, diving at Edinburgh's Royal Commonwealth Pool or rowing at Strathclyde Country Park. Bonnie certainly ...

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Erskine bridge bay named best picnic spot in Britain - TheGazette.co.uk

Mon, 2017-08-07 09:59

TheGazette.co.uk

Erskine bridge bay named best picnic spot in Britain
TheGazette.co.uk
Described by the Forestry Commission Scotland as a “small woodland that feels big”, Boden Boo's new picnic hotspot status may well raise eyebrows among the many motorists who cruise by on their way to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, or south to ...

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Erskine Bridge bay named one of Britain's best picnic spots - Herald Scotland

Mon, 2017-08-07 09:10

Herald Scotland

Erskine Bridge bay named one of Britain's best picnic spots
Herald Scotland
Described by the Forestry Commission Scotland as a “small woodland that feels big”, Boden Boo's new picnic hotspot status may well be a surprise among many motorists who cruise by on their way to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, or south to Ayrshire's ...

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Erskine bridge bay named best picnic spot - Glasgow Evening Times

Mon, 2017-08-07 05:09

Glasgow Evening Times

Erskine bridge bay named best picnic spot
Glasgow Evening Times
Described by the Forestry Commission Scotland as a “small woodland that feels big”, Boden Boo's new picnic hotspot status may well raise eyebrows among the many motorists who cruise by on their way to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, or south to ...

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Poor services for bus users in national park - Herald Scotland

Mon, 2017-08-07 00:06

Herald Scotland

Poor services for bus users in national park
Herald Scotland
RECENTLY you published correspondence concerning the inadequacy of public transport in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park (Letters, July 6, 10 & 18). From my experience it would appear that, far from seeking to improve bus services in the park, ...

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Insight: Scotland's greatest ever rock band – we salute you - The ... - The Scotsman

Sun, 2017-08-06 06:04

The Scotsman

Insight: Scotland's greatest ever rock band – we salute you - The ...
The Scotsman
When the pupils of Glasgow's Milncroft Primary used to gather for morning assembly, they sang a song which paid tribute to their seat of learning, and ...

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Loch Lomond

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  • Temperature: 15 °C
  • Wind: West-Southwest, 18.4 mph
  • Pressure: 1008 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 82 %
  • Visibility: 6.2 mi
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