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Visit Loch Lomond Newsletter Summer 2014

Loch Lomond Summer Breaks
Bannockburn Live
Queen's Baton Relay
Glengoyne Distillery Scoops Awards
Summer Competition
Great Scottish Swim Loch Lomond
What's On
STV Launches Glasgow Local Channel

Loch Lomond Summer Breaks

Explore the largest and most famous fresh water loch in Scotland - Loch Lomond, located in the heart of Scotland's first National Park. Renowned for its incredible beauty and tranquility and much written about in both song and verse, there is no better place to be this summer for a short break by the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

Bannockburn Live

In 2014, Scotland welcomes the world to join in the exciting Year of Homecoming. In addition to the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup, there's our year-long programme of events and activities to showcase all that's great about Scotland; mouth-watering food & drink events, lots to get you active in our great outdoors plus spectacular arts, cultural and ancestral heritage to explore. Whenever you come and wherever you visit, you’ll be very welcome so join us and be part of Homecoming Scotland 2014! Find out more about Bannockburn Live here!

Queen's Baton Relay

The Queen's Baton will be coming near Loch Lomond for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. You can catch the baton in Aberfoyle, Drymen, Killearn, Balfron, Kippen and Bannockburn with an evening celebration in Stirling on Sunday 6th July. It will also be making its way through West Dunbartonshire including Dumbarton and Clydebank on Friday 18th July, and will be going through East Dunbartonshire including Bearsden and Milngavie on Saturday 19th July.

Glengoyne Distillery Scoops Awards

The Glengoyne Distillery has been winning more awards. Glengoyne's 18 and 25 year old single malts have won gold medals and the 21 year old single malt wins a silver medal at the Asian Spirits Masters held in London.

The Asian Spirits Masters seek to find and reward the finest spirits brands in Asia on the world stage. Chaired by The Spirits Business and a panel of leading, independent spirits specialists, The Asian Spirits Masters is open to all brands available to buy in the Far East and was judged in a blind tasting from entries from across the world. Each spirit is judged on its own merit and is not chosen by comparison.

Meanwhile Glengoyne have won four awards at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the most prestigious and highly regarded spirits competition in the USA.

The DOUBLE GOLD Medal has been awarded for its 18 and 21 year old malts, the GOLD medal for its 12 year old malt and the SILVER medal for its 15 year old malt.

Held at the distinguished Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, the 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition was the largest in its 14-year history with Glengoyne fighting off stiff competition from 1,474 entries.

Iain Weir, Marketing Director for Ian Macleod Distillers, said: "We are truly delighted to have been awarded these medals for four of our Glengoyne malts. Glengoyne is a result of time, craft and care and by distilling slower than anyone else in Scotland, we can genuinely claim that Glengoyne is ‘Worth the Wait’. For our malts to be recognised by these prestigious awards is a great reward for all our hard work."

For more information and a video, visit our Glengoyne Distillery page.

Summer Competition

Win a three night self catering break in Rowardennan on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond.

Buchanan Lodge has a magnificent setting, situated on the quiet east shore of Loch Lomond. Offering peace and tranquility it nestles beneath Ben Lomond at Rowardennan. A truly picturesque small hamlet, Rowardennan is the farthest north on the eastern shore that you can take a vehicle and the trip is worth every mile travelled. Lying at the foot of Ben Lomond it provides some of the most spectacular views northwards.

For further details and to enter the competition, click here.

Great Scottish Swim Loch Lomond

The Great Swim Series is the UK's biggest exhibition of open water swimming and on Saturday 23rd August the Great Scottish Swim is taking place in the picturesque waters of Loch Lomond for its second year. This stunning freshwater loch offers the chance to swim in Britain's largest stretch of inland water. The Great Scottish Swim is a fantastic challenge for all abilities and you can choose to swim ½ mile, 1 mile or 2 miles.

Find out more about the Great Scottish Swim by clicking here.

What's On

Get out and about this summer and take advantage of the longer, lighter nights. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and head for the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

Enjoy some exhilarating outdoor adventures and take to the water in a canoe or on skis or perhaps a wakeboard. July and August is Scottish Highland Games time! Throughout the area, there are games full of thrills, excitement and spectacle. For further information on things to do in the area over the summer months please visit What’s On Loch Lomond.

STV Launches Glasgow Local Channel

Scotland's newest channel, STV Glasgow, was launched on Monday 2nd June featuring its flagship programme, The Riverside Show. The launch featured live broadcasts from the West End Festival, a performance from Glasgow band The Shiverin’ Sheiks and a celebrity chef who runs LA restaurant The Gorbals.

The new channel will complement STV’s current portfolio of locally focused services on air, online and on mobile including the recently launched City Apps, which provide all the latest news, events, offers, pictures and videos for consumers in Scotland’s biggest cities.

STV Glasgow will be available to two million viewers in the west of Scotland on Freeview channel 23 (via Black Hill transmitter), Sky channel 117 and Virgin channel 159. The new channel will also be available to watch live online via STV Player.

Did you know that the popular STV soap Take The High Road was filmed in the conservation village of Luss, and BBC's Dr Finlay's Casebook was filmed in Callander in the Trossachs.

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