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Visit Loch Lomond Newsletter Winter 2014-15

Winter Deals & Festive Breaks in the Park
Win a Short Break at the Arrochar Hotel
Shopping Loch Lomond
Wild Park 2020
Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015
Hannah Stirling, the Queen of Loch Lomond
What’s On This Winter
Festive Tidings from Loch Lomond


Winter Deals & Festive Breaks in the Park

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The snow is falling, festive parties are looming and the Christmas lights are going up all around us. Choosing to take a winter break in Scotland can make the ideal Christmas present with our beautiful ‘alpine’ scenery at Loch Lomond. Visit this welcoming region of rugged mountains, sparkling lochs and historical castles. Relax by open fires in cosy pubs and dine in fine Scottish Restaurants. Celebrate with a Christmas and New Year break or find a cracking winter deal at Loch Lomond.

Win a Short Break at the Arrochar Hotel

Enter our winter competition to win two nights B&B in a superior room at the Arrochar Hotel, located within the Arrochar Alps at the top of Loch Long, in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

Click here to enter our competition.


Shopping Loch Lomond

Enjoy hassle free Christmas shopping with the backdrop of snowcapped Ben Lomond to add to your experience! Escape the city, have a great day out and visit Loch Lomond. For unique gifts, stunning his & hers jewellery, top designer fashions, stocking fillers with a difference and lots lots more, head to Lomond Shores in Balloch. Even shopping with the kids can be fun - meet Santa, enjoy the Christmas Carousel and take a trip on Santa's Express. Take the stress out of it all and go shopping at Loch Lomond this Christmas! When that's all over, you can always go back for a great day out and pick up a bargain at the January sales!

Wild Park 2020

In August 2014 the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority launched Wild Park 2020 with their biodiversity plan and strategy for conservation in the National Park. Working with landowners and many other organisations they will be working towards conserving wildlife in the park with five Wild Challenges. They have chosen to focus on red squirrels, invasive non-native plants, mountain bogs, black grouse and our woodland habitat.

How can you help? Challenge One - Scottish Red Squirrels

 “Energy and persistence conquer all things” ...Benjamin Franklin


Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015

The Year of Food and Drink is upon us in 2015. Scotland is famous for its quality produce which comes from unspoilt habitats and varied weather which are perfect for producing a wide variety of food and drink.

Why not visit the Glengoyne Whisky Distillery where you can see how malt whisky is made and to sample a dram. Enjoy a trip to Loch Fyne to visit Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill, famous for quality seafood. Why not try some of our local produce at the Loch Lomond Farmers' Market held every 1st and 3rd Sunday at Loch Lomond Shores in Balloch.

If you are eating out, visit our restaurants page and enjoy some local Scottish produce.


Hannah Stirling, the Queen of Loch Lomond

Hannah Stirling, who has died recently aged 100, was a woman of vision and determination whose crusade to protect Loch Lomond 40 years ago would put today's digital campaigns in the shade.

Using the age-old method of a letter to the Glasgow Herald, she garnered a following of 200,000 people, supporting her opposition to a proposed major hydro electric scheme on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond.

She and her friend Josephine Colquhoun resolved "to do something about it" and their passion for the cause was for the creation of the ‘Friends of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs’.

The initiative quickly attracted worldwide membership, the proposal for the Craigroyston pumped storage scheme was shelved and subsequently the charity played an important role in the campaign to create Scotland's first National Park.


What’s On This Winter

Throughout the winter months visit Loch Lomond and enjoy live music in a lochside pub, dance the night away at a Scottish ceilidh, take in a Christmas panto or a tribute night and don’t forget to taste the local produce at a farmers’ country market. There’s always plenty to do and see throughout Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Keep coming back and check What’s On at Loch Lomond this winter and beyond.

Festive Tidings from Visit Loch Lomond

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. We say goodbye to 2014 and look forward to 2015 when Visit Loch Lomond celebrates 16 years online!  We hope to welcome you to this stunning part of Scotland next year. Enjoy our ecard.

If you have any comments or contributions for our newsletter, please e-mail us at info@visit-lochlomond.com



 

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