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Thousands Set to Make a Splash at Great Scottish Swim 2017

One of the biggest events in swimming returns once again to Loch Lomond Shores on Saturday 26 August 2017.

The 5 Star retail and visitor complex set on the banks of iconic Loch Lomond provides an array of activities and events all year round. 

Just a short distance from Glasgow, Loch Lomond Shores will play host to the Great Scottish Swim where thousands of intrepid swimmers will take to the loch in a range of distance races throughout the day.

The event starts at 8am and runs until 4pm and is not only for swimmers, as Loch Lomond Shores has created a special Great Swim Market Day for families, friends and spectators to enjoy throughout the day.

Loch Lomond Shores is keen to build on its amazing successes over the past few years as the ultimate day trip destination for locals and tourists alike and with record breaking visitor numbers last year of 1.3 million, the much-loved attraction is ready and looking forward to welcoming thousands again next weekend.

The Great Scottish Swim is just one of a series of major events that the complex hosts each year. The next big weekend comes just a few weeks later, as the Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival, one of the best free food & drink festivals in the country, sets up on the banks of the shores on the weekend of 2 and 3 September.

Audrey Reid , Centre Manager at Loch Lomond Shores said: ‘’We are thrilled to be hosting the Great Scottish Swim again as well as the Food & Drink festival in a few weeks. These major events are an excellent way for us to demonstrate to visitors that we are indeed the ultimate day trip destination providing great activities all year round. ‘’

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

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