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Springfest a Success as 28,000 Foodies Attend Festival

Loch Lomond Shores played host to Springfest Food and Drink Festival on the weekend of 2 & 3 April, celebrating food and drink from all over the UK and beyond.

The festival, now in its second year, attracted more than 28,000 foodies over the two days for those after the ultimate day out, including delicious food, drink and entertainment.

The free festival saw over 100 producers setting up on the banks of Loch Lomond for two days of food, drink, live music and entertainment. Cookery masterclasses, herb walks, foraging and bush craft sessions, kids cooking workshops, arts & crafts, and science shows were just some of the activities that took place over the weekend.

The Loch Lomond Springfest festival is part of Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design in 2016 which will shine a spotlight on Scotland’s achievements in innovation, architecture and design through a wide-ranging variety of new and existing activity designed for locals, and visitors to Scotland, to discover and enjoy.

The festival celebrated innovation in cooking methods and techniques, and embraced digital technology to film and stream many of the activities on offer through social media channels over the weekend, celebrating content via the #llspringfest tag.

Kat Kennedy, one of the organisers of the event, said: “We were thrilled to see so many people attend the festival this year and sample the huge selection of wonderful food and drink on offer. The weather was a little unpredictable but it certainly didn’t dampen spirits. We have received lots of great feedback from the public through social media over the weekend commenting on how much they enjoyed themselves. It’s now time to start planning for the Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival in September! ”

Clare Gemmell, Loch Lomond Shores General Manager said, ‘’It was great to see so many people visit us this weekend and not only try out the variety of foods on offer but also soak up the stunning scenery and sample the famous Loch Lomond Shores hospitality. We have welcomed visitors from all parts of the country and Europe this weekend.’’

The Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival will be the next major food and drink event taking place at the loch-side complex. This will be the eleventh year of the popular festival, with this year’s event taking place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September 2016.

Notes to Editors:

Loch Lomond Shores is the gateway to Scotland’s first national park and is situated at Ben Lomond Way, Balloch, G83 8QL.

Recordings of the live stream are available to view at

For more information on the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design please visit Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design will run from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 and will build on the momentum generated by the 2015 Year of Food and Drink as well as previous years including Homecoming Scotland 2014, the Year of Creative and the Year of Natural.

For more information please contact Kat Kennedy on

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