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Visit Loch Lomond Newsletter Winter 2018-19

Winter Deals & Festive Breaks in the Park
What's On at Loch Lomond
Winter Competition
Robin House: Children's Hospice at Loch Lomond
Take a Walk on the Wild Side this Winter
Sir Billy Connolly wants to be planted at Loch Lomond
Outlaw King
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.

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 Taste of Scotland.

Celebrating Scotland's larder, we will be sending our lucky winner a beautiful wicker hamper filled with an array of our local Scottish food and drink

Click here to enter our competition.


Robin House: Children's Hospice at Loch Lomond

Recently highlighted on Children in Need, Robin House at Balloch, Loch Lomond has been offering a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions for over 20 years.

Scotland’s second children’s hospice and a 'home from home' for families, the site at Balloch Castle was chosen for its outlook and immediate access to the surrounding scenery of the National Park. You will be surprised by the architecture and the gardens.

Robin House is an inspiring and joyful place in the face of adversity felt by many families. Please learn more and support this amazing charity.


Take a Walk on the Wild Side this Winter

As temperatures drop and frosts arrive, Scotland’s winter wildlife can be observed.  Breath-taking views and a diverse mix of habitats including a stunning mix of woodlands and wetlands in the National Park provide an excellent opportunity to view a variety of wonderful wildlife.

Loch Lomond Nature Reserve covering over 400 hectares of diverse landscapes at the south east corner of the loch is an internationally important wintering centre for Greenland white-fronted geese and can also attract up to 3,000 wintering greylag geese.

By visiting some of our more accessible forests, there is always the chance of a glimpse of our native red squirrel and as winter snows build on the mountains, the deer move down to lower grazing and makes it good time for deer watching. Get out, get active, get closer to nature and connect with wildlife. Visit Loch Lomond this winter.


Sir Billy Connolly wants to be planted at Loch Lomond

Recently interviewed on STV, Sir Billy reveals that he wants to be planted at Loch Lomond.

"We came here [Loch Lomond] when I was a Cub. I was in the 141 pack in Glasgow. It gave me a love of the countryside that never left me. The 'on the road' thing was always important to me. It gives you a certain love of the world. It taught me to like where I come from. The places I'm going to show you up the road, I think they're some of the most breathtaking places in the world. I remember standing on the shores of Loch Lomond at Inversnaid, the sky was beautiful, I remember that line, I forget whose line it is - 'Breathes there a man with soul so dead, who never to himself has said, this is my own, my native land.' I don't like to look like a bagpiper, with heather in my ears, but sometimes, your love for the place just has to find a stage. I'd like to die there. It's a weird subject to bring up but I'm 75. I wouldn't like to stay away forever. I'd like to be planted there eventually in Loch Lomond."

Don't miss Billy Connolly's Ultimate World Tour which airs on Thursday December 13 on STV and ITV.


Outlaw King

For those who love Scottish history and landscapes, don't miss Outlaw King. Recently released on Netflix, this is another, not-to-be-missed movie, filmed in Scotland.

Outlaw King is a historical action drama film about Robert the Bruce, the 14th century Scottish lord who launched a guerilla war against the larger English army.

Filming took place in various locations including Linlithgow Palace, Borthwick Castle, Doune Castle, Craigmillar Castle, Dunfermline Abbey and Mugdock Country Park where the location was used for filming the climactic battle between the Scots and English at Loudoun Hill.


Festive Tidings from the National Park

We wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. We say goodbye to 2018 and look forward to 2019 when Visit Loch Lomond celebrates 20 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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Loch Lomond

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