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Visitor Numbers Add Up to Jubilant July for Loch Lomond Shores

In spite of the poor weather and changeable climate this summer in Scotland, 5 Star visitor attraction and retail complex Loch Lomond Shores has enjoyed a tremendous July, with visitor figures up 4% on 2014, making it the third busiest peak summer month since the leisure and shopping attraction opened thirteen years ago.

Together with a significant 9.5% increase in organised coach tours in the first half of 2015 plus growing retail trade, the visitor and retail complex is clearly bucking national trends.

Retail industry officials recently released figures stating that the UK high street has experienced its worst summer in six years. The research conducted recorded a year-on-year drop in sales of 1.1% for July and this is the first time since 2009 that the summer months of May, June and July have all registered negative growth.

These figures also suggest that Loch Lomond Shores is deviating from the national trend, as the destination continues to develop into a prime shopping attraction with top name brands and exclusive independent stores, all experiencing strong summer retail trading.

This year's strong performance in terms of visitor numbers serves to highlight the proposition that Loch Lomond Shores is a hugely popular venue for visitors regardless of the season, with the recent statistics reinforcing that the five-star complex is a real all-weather destination.

Clare Gemmell, Loch Lomond Shores General Manager, said: 

“We are extremely happy at the positive feedback we have received on the site this year and now to see such impressive figures is so satisfying for the whole team. We continually strive to improve to make our visitor destination experience the best it can be.” 


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

For more information please contact Kat Kennedy, Marketing Manager, kat@lochlomondshores.com or call  01389 751031.

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