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Visit Loch Lomond Newsletter Winter 2016-17

Winter Deals & Festive Breaks in the Park
Autumn Watch to Winter Watch
What's On at Loch Lomond
Winter Competition
Scotland's Oldest Pub
2017: Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology
Festive Tidings from the National Park


Winter Deals & Festive Breaks in the Park

Enjoy the majestic backdrop of rugged, snowcapped mountains, clear sparkling lochs and wonderful woodland walks. Wake up to cold crisp mornings, breathe in the fresh mountain air then relax by warm roaring log fires. Escape the winter blues with some cracking winter deals or join us for Christmas and Hogmanay at Loch Lomond.

Autumn Watch to Winter Watch

We enjoyed the return of Autumnwatch on BBC Two in October and in particular following the female golden eagle chick born in the Trossachs area of the National Park. The sight of a huge golden eagle soaring high above the moors and peaks has long been associated with Scotland’s rugged mountains and remote glens.

Golden eagles build their nests in remote, inaccessible places and it was amazing to watch one of the team abseil down into the nest in order to track the eight-week old chick with a satellite tag. They tell us that juvenile survival is just 15% but once of breeding age a typical golden eagle lives to around 23 years.

We are all looking forward to following our new addition Freya named by the viewers over the next six years and beyond enjoying life in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.


What's On at Loch Lomond

Following St Andrew's Night in November, no-one celebrates Hogmanay like we do in Scotland. In January, join us to celebrate the Bard, Rabbie Burns by the bonnie banks.

It’s then on to St Valentine’s Day for a romantic break in February! Throughout the winter months, enjoy live music in a lochside pub, dance the night away at a Scottish ceilidh, enjoy a Christmas panto or check out the local produce at a farmers' market.


Winter Competition

Take time to enter our seasonal competition and win a fantastic B&B short break in the conservation village of Killearn.

Killearn is an ideal base to visit the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, the West Highland Way, Stirling and Glasgow.

Click here to enter our competition.


Scotland's Oldest Pub

Dating back to 1734, the Clachan Inn in Drymen, is steeped in history and is Scotland's oldest registered licensed premises. Meaning "a building of stone", a more permanent construction of its time when many buildings were made of turf, it was the first of its kind to have its own still to distil and sell its own whisky. The first licensee of The Clachan was Mistress Gow, one of Rob Roy’s sisters and many relics of yesteryear remain to his day. For example, the Amuary next to the fire place was used to store and hide salt when it was taxed. The Auld bougar, a load bearing cruik beam that originally held up the heavy turf and thatch roof is still retained within the bar area of the Clachan.

After almost 35 years of running the Clachan Inn, Mrs Plank recently retired and wishes the new owners, Gordon and Elaine Strang all the best. Why not pay a visit to the oldest pub in Scotland.


2017: Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology

Celebrating the very best of Scotland and its people, 2017 is to be Scotland's Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology. The history of Scotland stretches back thousands of years and has a wealth of riches in history, heritage and archaeology.

With historic places that date back to ancient times, you really can see how life in Scotland has changed and developed throughout the centuries. Loch Lomond’s history has seen the establishment of religious settlements, the incursions of the Vikings and the deeds of Rob Roy. The Park is bursting with fascinating places to visit!
 


Festive Tidings from the National Park

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. We say goodbye to 2016 and look forward to 2017 when Visit Loch Lomond celebrates 18 years online!  We hope to welcome you to this stunning part of Scotland next year.

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



 

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