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The Inn on Loch Lomond Secures AA Dinner Award

Mr C’s Fish and Whisky Bar/Restaurant located within the Inn on Loch Lomond has been awarded with a quality recognition award for dining following its recent annual AA inspection. This ...

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New Loch Lomond Cruises and Connections from Balmaha

The Duke of Montrose officially opened The Oak Tree Inn’s new pontoon in Balmaha on Friday 8 June 2018. The pontoon, the first with disabled access on the eastern shores of ...

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Contribute to the Argyll & The Isles Tourism Barometer

How does Loch Lomond & Clyde Sea Lochs compare? Complete the Barometer! Please take a few minutes to fill in the latest tourism barometer (Jan-March) which AITC work jointly with VisitScotland ...

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Love Loch Lomond Hosts Marine Tourism Conference

New Conference Date Wednesday 16 May 2018 Destination organisation Love Loch Lomond will host a flagship Marine Tourism Conference for the tourism industry on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at the Lodge on ...

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Loch Lomond Tourism Businesses Featured in New Case Studies

A number of Loch Lomond tourism and hospitality businesses have been featured in new business case studies published by Business Loch Lomond. Tourism businesses taking part were In Your Element Scotland, ...

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Digital Learning Opportunities February and March 2018

Love Loch Lomond has put together a list of digital learning opportunities for February and March 2018. Download or browse the list here. These workshops are offered by Business Gateway across areas including ...

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Working4Business Awards 2018

The Working4Business Awards are returning in 2018!  The awards will once again be principally sponsored by Chivas and the evening is an opportunity to celebrate the success and achievements of businesses ...

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A Helensburgh business has gone “straw free” in a bid to help the environment

Customers will no longer automatically receive a straw in their drink at Cattle & Creel Steakhouse, La Barca Tapas, Padrone Pizza or the Logie Baird. Restaurateur Cara Nikolic was using more than ...

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Love Loch Lomond AGM 2017

The Love Loch Lomond AGM was celebrated on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at Cameron House Loch Lomond. Destination Manager Karen Donnelly presented the 2017 Activity Report to members and the Love Loch ...

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New Digital Business Resource for Tourism & Hospitality Businesses

A brand new digital business resource has launched for the tourism community in the Loch Lomond, Trossachs and Clyde Sea Lochs area. The website, www.businesslochlomond.com created as part of the Scottish Enterprise ...

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Nature-based Tourism Ideas for Visitors: Download a Factsheet

The beauty and diversity of landscapes are at the heart of the tourist appeal of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and the Clyde Sea Lochs. With this in mind, ...

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Making a Difference in Scotland's First National Park

Friends of OUR Park is an innovative visitor giving scheme that supports environmental and community projects in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and surrounding areas. The scheme aims to ...

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National Parks Grant Scheme - Apply by 8 September!

The National Park grant which is designed to support projects that offer multiple benefits to the National Park’s natural heritage, built heritage and communities is open to a wide variety ...

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Get Ready for Business Loch Lomond

New Dedicated Business to Business Web Portal for the Destination   Business Loch Lomond is a brand new, dedicated business to business web portal for the business community and industry partners of ...

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Funding Boost for Red Squirrel Initiative in National Park

Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, the independent conservation and heritage charity for the National Park area, has made a financial contribution towards a joint initiative with the National ...

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Counter Terrorism Awareness Week Launches across Scotland

Police Scotland has launched a week of action to promote Counter Terrorism activity across the country. These materials and this information may be of use to your business and to communicate ...

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New Tour Guides for Maid of the Loch Paddle Steamer

Martin Docherty goes “back to his roots”, volunteering at Maid of the Loch Maid of the Loch Loch Lomond’s Paddle Steamer, can now offer high quality guided tours of the ship thanks ...

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Loch Lomond Trossachs Businesses Take Part in Eco Tourism Seminars

The conservation and heritage charity Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs recently hosted a series of successful seminars to raise awareness of the benefits ecotourism can have on local ...

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Funding Boost for Lochside Village Green

Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, the independent conservation and heritage charity for the National Park area, has stepped in to assist a lochside community group’s plans for improving ...

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Study Reveals Scottish Self Catering Worth Over £723m per Annum

The Association of Scotland's Self-Caterers has recently published a major study, which measures the Economic Impact of the Self-Catering sector in Scotland. The evaluation, carried out by Frontline Consultants, reveals the ...

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Plan Sets Out Five Year Vision for Widening Benefits of National Park

The public are being invited to have their say on a five year plan to widen the social, environmental, cultural and economic benefits of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National ...

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Opportunity to Discover the Clyde Sea Lochs: May Famtrip

The Clyde Sea Lochs Trail links coastal communities on the southwestern edge of the National Park, and leads you on a fascinating and scenic journey of discovery: an ideal trip to ...

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Inspire Your Visitors with Eco-Tourism:New Seminars

How Ecotourism Can Benefit Your Business - New Seminars The beauty and sheer diversity of landscapes are at the heart of the tourist appeal of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National ...

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Campaign to Boost Urban & Outdoors Joint Breaks Reaps Rewards

‘Pack More In’ Glasgow & Loch Lomond promotion targets millions of potential visitors   A campaign to boost the number of two-centre breaks combining the excitement and buzz of Glasgow with the ...

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Fight for Scotland's Natural Beauty Summit to be held in Stirling

The Scottish Campaign for National Parks has organised an important summit in Stirling on the case for protecting and enhancing the special natural beauty of Scotland’s landscapes with some of ...

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Tune into Tourism Expertise Webinars

A new series of free tourism expertise webinars from HIE kicks off on Wednesday 22 February and runs weekly until 5 April 2017. The webinars, taking place at the new time ...

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Learning Journey to Norway September 2017: Open for Applications

ENCORE: Exploring Nordic Culture: an Original Rural Experience 21/22 – 28 September 2017 New Learning Journey Opportunity to Norway - Applications now open In September 2017, a small group of food tourism ...

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Scottish Tourism Coalition Meet with Finance Secretary to discuss Business Rates Announcement

The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA), the British Hospitality Association (BHA) and the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) met on Wednesday 22 February 2017 with Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP and ...

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New National Park and Eco Tourism Project Launched

Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, the independent conservation and heritage charity for the National Park area, has launched an exciting new two year ecotourism initiative and has appointed ...

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Love Loch Lomond First Winner in Tourism Destination Development Fund

Destination Organisation Love Loch Lomond is the first winner of £300,000 from the Scottish Enterprise Tourism Destination Development Fund, an annual competition for ideas that will grow businesses, increase spending ...

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Resort Director of 5 Star Cameron House is New Chairman for Love Loch Lomond

Destination Organisation Love Loch Lomond is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Chairman, Andy Roger, Resort Director of Cameron House, Loch Lomond, who takes over from Beth MacLeod ...

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Love Loch Lomond Learning and Development Opportunities 2017

Check out Love Loch Lomond's learning and training opportunities available between 10 February and 22 March 2017, developed specially for tourism and hospitality businesses, providing fantastic opportunities to network, learn and grow ...

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Book a Trade Stand for Springfest 2017

Last year saw almost 30,000 hungry foodies visit the Springfest food and drink festival at Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch, over the Easter weekend. The organisers are confident that 2017 is going ...

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Celebrating 35 Years in Business Creating Perfect Holidays

Family-owned holiday park group Wood Leisure is celebrating its 35th anniversary promoting travel and tourism in Scotland and creating memorable holidays for visitors from the UK and abroad. Wood Leisure would ...

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New Chair for The Maid of The Loch

The charity that exists to preserve and restore the iconic Maid of the Loch as a working paddle steamer on Loch Lomond has announced the appointment of a new high profile chairman to help raise £1.7million by August ...

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Get a Free Tune-Up at the Digital Garage Glasgow

Kick-start or tune up your digital learning with the Google Digital Garage in Glasgow this Autumn and Winter. Based at The Mitchell Library, Glasgow, this excellent free programme is open to ...

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Tune into Tourism Expertise: New Webinars

Keeping an eye on what other businesses are doing and market trends is a fantastic way of picking up new ideas. The latest programme of these free tourism webinars from HIE ...

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Enter the Collaboration Prize 2016

The Scottish Enterprise Collaboration Prize encourages businesses to think collaboratively, pitching ideas for a new collaborative enterprise that will help them access new markets. How can I get involved? To be eligible ...

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Complete the ASSC Industry Impact Survey

The Association of Scotland’s Self Caterers (ASSC) has commissioned Frontline Consultants to carry out an Economic Impact Assessment of the Self-Catering Industry in Scotland. The evaluation will consider the economic impact of ...

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Lauder statue and viewpoint in Glenbranter to be improved by National Park conservation bodies

The path to a stunning viewpoint and statue in Glenbranter built to honour John Lauder, the son of famous Scottish entertainer Harry Lauder, is being upgraded in the run up ...

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Consultation on New Waterfront WalkWay for Dumbarton

Residents are being invited to view proposals for the new waterfront walkway linking Dumbarton Town Centre to Dumbarton Rock. The walkway, which will span over 1100 metres, will be ideal for ...

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Be Part of the #Scotspirit Community

The Spirit of Scotland campaign looks to evoke the emotion, spirit, and mystic qualities of Scotland and is the base that everyone can build on. As a business owner and ambassador for your ...

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Foodie Festival Attracts over 30,000 Hungry Visitors

Over 30,000 hungry visitors flocked to Loch Lomond Shores on the first weekend of September for the 11th annual Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival. The two-day event hosted an array of ...

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Scottish Food and Drink Tops the Menu

The themed Year of Food and Drink in 2015 showcased Scotland’s natural larder to the world – and such is the growing reputation of Scotland’s restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs that ...

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Get Involved with Scottish Food Fortnight 2016

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight is the annual, nationwide celebration of Scotland's outstanding quality larder, held from 3rd-18th September 2016. Festivities will take place across the country to support and promote ...

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Job Vacancy: Community Action Plan Support Worker

A rewarding opportunity has opened for someone passionate about working with communities. Could this person be you? The Community Partnership is seeking to appoint a part time Community Action Plan Support ...

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Job Vacancy: Cafe Lochan Seeks Manager

Cafe Lochan is recruiting for a manager position for all three of its units in Arrochar/ Tarbet area - Cafe Lochan Tarbet, Cafe Lochan Inveruglas and Home on the Loch. The successful ...

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Tiny Dancers Take on Heavyweight in Build-Up to Loch Lomond Highland Games

A group of local highland dancers got to grips with the art of tug of war as they fine-tuned preparations for the 2016 Loch Lomond Highland Games. Taking place on Saturday ...

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New Report Highlights Year of Food and Drink Successes

The growing reputation of Scotland’s restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs resulted in a visitor spend of almost £1 billion on food and drink, the highest ever recorded, during Scotland's Year of Food and ...

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Get a Digital Boost for Your Business

The digital world is moving fast and offers so much business potential.   But sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. DigitalBoost offers businesses free digital workshops on some ...

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Love Loch Lomond Trade Directory Offers Business to Business Listings

The Love Loch Lomond website features a new Trade Membership Directory which offers businesses the opportunity to list business to business services, and promote offers and deals online, via social ...

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Top National Park Accolades for Outstanding Contributions to Enriching Visitor Experience

Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, the independent conservation and heritage charity for the National Park area, has recognised the outstanding contribution made by a long-serving member, a Loch ...

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Sign Up for New Free Digital Tourism Webinars Series

FREE LIVE DIGITAL TOURISM WEBINARS This series of webinars will clearly break down the latest developments in digital tourism and explain how they affect your business directly. ALL WEBINARS LAST FOR 45 ...

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Love Loch Lomond to Showcase New Collaboration at VisitScotland Expo

Destination marketing organisations Love Loch Lomond and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB) have teamed up with ScotRail for a £68,000 marketing campaign, which has been match-funded through VisitScotland’s Growth Fund. Aimed primarily at ...

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Self Catering Businesses Join Pioneering Project in National Park

Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, the independent conservation and heritage charity for the National Park area, has welcomed two prominent self-catering businesses to its major voluntary visitor giving ...

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The Oak Tree Inn Plays Starring Role in New VisitScotland Global Campaign

Last month Visit Scotland launched a global campaign to showcase the amazing qualities that Scotland has to offer. They chose The Oak Tree Inn as one of just seven tourism businesses that ...

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Last Chance to Get to Grips with Digital! March Workshops

Sign up for our Digital Tourism Workshops in March   Our Love Loch Lomond digital tourism workshops started in January 2016, and since then our enthusiastic attendees have been tweeting, instagramming, creating ...

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Love Loch Lomond in Unique Collaboration to Attract More Visitors

A unique collaboration designed to boost the number of short breaks taken in Glasgow and Loch Lomond has been given £34,000 by VisitScotland. Destination marketing organisations Love Loch Lomond ...

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Design Charrette Workshops Underway

Residents got the chance to give their views on the future of Balloch when the first workshop of the design ‘charrette’(design-led workshop) was held on Monday 29 February.  Around 60 ...

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New Sky Trail High Ropes Attraction Seeking Team Members

SkyTrail High Ropes is a fun and exhilarating activity aimed at children aged 7 to 12 and adults of all ages. This new OUTDOOR activity at the Great Western Golf complex ...

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Discover the Taste: Developing Our Local Food & Drink Event

DISCOVER THE TASTE: DEVELOPING OUR LOCAL FOOD & DRINK: MONDAY, 29 FEBRUARY 2016 VICTORIA HALLS, HELENSBURGH 10am – 4pm Over 70% of potential visitors to Scotland want to taste TRADITIONAL dishes, REGIONAL ...

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Women in Tourism Launch with Bid to Address Gender Imbalance in Tourism Sector

On Tuesday 13 January 2016 Women In Tourism announced one of the first pieces of research into gender equality within the tourism sector across Scotland with the launch of a survey ...

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Help Shape the Vision for the Future of Balloch

LIVEinBalloch is a new initiative, which will help shape the future of Balloch and you are being invited to get involved. Funding has been secured from Scottish Government for West Dunbartonshire ...

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Love Loch Lomond AGM and Networking Event 2015

Destination Organisation Love Loch Lomond held its Annual General Meeting and networking event on Wednesday 9th December 2015 at Cameron House Loch Lomond with excellent attendance from business members, board ...

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Plans to Improve Water Transport Services on Loch Lomond

The Fraser family, who own and operate the award winning Oak Tree Inn have submitted a planning application for permission to introduce a new passenger boat pontoon, by the harbour ...

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Wood Leisure: Courier Awards Family Business of the Year!

Wood Leisure (formerly known as Holiday Parks), a local family business from Perthshire, beat off some stiff competition last Friday night (27th November) and were crowned Family Business of the ...

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Enterprising Couple Awarded Top Tourism Oscar

Restaurant owners and entrepreneurs Cara and Milan Nikolic were recognised at the VisitScotland Scottish Thistle Awards for bringing a trio of restaurants to Helensburgh. The couple were presented with the Scotland CAN ...

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Pub of the Year Award for The Oak Tree Inn Balmaha

Loch Lomond’s Oak Tree Inn has been named Independent Pub of the Year at the 2015 SLTN Awards. The award was presented to Stuart and Lucy Fraser, from the family which owns ...

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What Could £5,000 do for your Business?

Scottish Enterprise has the expertise and funding available to help your business grow. It's easy to apply and most businesses are eligible. There are two ways businesses like yours can get ...

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Council Launches Graduate Internship Scheme

West Dunbartonshire Council is launching an internship scheme for local university graduates to help them develop their career. The pilot scheme will help improve career prospects for learners and offer five ...

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Working 4 Business Event in Clydebank

Don't miss the business event at Clydebank Town Hall on Wednesday 4 November, from 10am - 3pm Come and meet the partners, enjoy networking and seminars and lots more. ‘Working4Business’ is a ...

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Five Stars for Popular Lochside Attraction

Once again, Balloch based retail complex and visitor attraction Loch Lomond Shores has been awarded a five star grade by VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance scheme. The internationally-recognised scheme aims to support Scottish businesses to meet ...

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Loch Lomond & Clyde Sea Lochs Businesses up for Tourism Oscars

Destination Organisation Love Loch Lomond is delighted to see four local tourism and hospitality business members within the destination reach finalist stage of this year’s coveted “tourism Oscars”, the VisitScotland ...

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Better Broadband for your Business: Broadband Vouchers Scheme

Your business could get a Connection Voucher of up to £3,000 for faster, better broadband through the Government’s Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme.  The Scheme is managed by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), ...

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Interactive Flume Will Be First of its kind in Scotland

The new Clydebank Leisure Centre will have Scotland’s first fully-interactive flume ride. The Aqua Smash Experience flume uses the latest technology from Holland and features a game with touch point lights ...

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New Link Path between Arrochar and Three Lochs Way Formally Opened

The new link path between Arrochar and the Three Lochs Way was formally opened on Saturday 22 August by the CEO of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Gordon ...

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Have your Say:Modern Apprenticeship:Rural Environment

For the next six weeks, Lantra will be carrying out a consultation on a proposed Modern Apprenticeship for Scotland’s rural environment. This new qualification will potentially include specialist pathways in environmental conservation, ...

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Food and Drink Ambassador is New Chair for Love Loch Lomond

Destination Organisation Love Loch Lomond is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Chair, Beth MacLeod, owner of Knockderry Country House Hotel, who takes up the position from August ...

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Love Loch Lomond Website Review: Share Your Feedback

An independent review of several Scottish Enterprise websites is currently being undertaken. This short survey of the Love Loch Lomond website has been designed to explore your experience of the website as ...

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2017 Rates Revaluation Self Catering Providers: Advice from ASSC

The ASSC has issued the following message and asks that it be shared with as many self catering accommodation providers as possible – it is offering advice and information to ...

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Helensburgh & Lomond Economic Development Action Plan

If you did not manage to attend the workshop on the Helensburgh and Lomond Economic Development Action Plan you can access information on the progress report that sets various business ...

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Auchentoshan Distillery Seeks Full-Time Senior Visitor Centre Assistant

Senior Visitor Centre Assistant (Full Time) Reporting to the Visitor Centre Manager, Auchentoshan A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Visitor Centre Assistant at Auchentoshan Distillery.  The key purpose of this ...

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North Iceland Culinary Experience Study Visit October 2015

A Food & Drink based study tour to Iceland will be taking place in North Iceland from 15-22 October 2015, managed by Tourism Angles. This is an excellent opportunity to visit ...

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Love Loch Lomond Seeks Part-Time Administration Assistant

Part Time Administration Assistant Contract/Self Employed Basis 29 June 2015 – 31 March 2016 Love Loch Lomond was established in November 2011 and brings tourism businesses and communities in the ...

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Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015 for Loch Katrine Experience

The team at the Loch Katrine Experience are celebrating their recent award of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015. The TripAdvisor certificate of excellence is awarded to businesses who have received ...

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Award Winning La Barca Helensburgh on STV Glasgow Riverside Show

In this guest blog from one half of award-winning Spanish tapas restaurant La Barca Helensburgh, owner Cara Nikolic describes the overwhelming support from customers and supporters since winning the Scotland’s Best ...

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Scotland's First Picnic Butler Serves up a Taste of Scotland

Visitors to Scotland can now enjoy the finest Scottish fare, courtesy of Scotland’s first ever Picnic Butler. Launched by VisitScotland and Forest Holidays, the initiative will serve up a unique culinary ...

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The Willow Recruiting Staff for Pop-Up Tea Room at Loch Lomond Shores

The Willow Tea Rooms are recruiting for experienced full and part-time temporary staff for the period May to 31 October 2015 for our new pop-up Tea Room at Loch Lomond ...

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Awards Successes for Love Loch Lomond area Businesses

Destination organisation Love Loch Lomond is delighted to celebrate the achievements of several businesses local to the destination which have been recognised for excellence and ongoing commitment to quality and ...

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Spotlight on New Loch Lomond Holiday Accommodation

Looking for Loch Lomond self catering or Loch Lomond Bed & Breakfast options? Choose from some of our latest Love Loch Lomond holiday accommodation options: Loch Lomond Self Catering Enjoy a luxury ...

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New Hotel and Restaurant Opens in Balloch, Loch Lomond

New hotel and restaurant, The Queen of the Loch, close to the retail complex and visitor attraction, Loch Lomond Shores is now open. This purpose built facility, by the well-known Marston’s Inn ...

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Route Managers of Scotland's Great Trails Meet in Balloch

The Route managers of Scotlands' Great Trails held their regular meeting at the National Park's Carrochan HQ building in Balloch on Wednesday 1st April, where reports were offered on progress ...

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Love Loch Lomond Brings Local Clyde Sea Lochs Trail Back to Life

Destination organisation Love Loch Lomond looks forward to celebrating the launch of the new Clyde Sea Lochs Trail in Helensburgh, including the unveiling of a set of new interpretation panels, ...

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Developing Work Experience Opportunities in our National Park

The Skills Partnership is looking to identify employers in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park willing to offer work experience to young people.   If you and your business are interested ...

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Spotlight on Stable Lodge Luxury Self Catering, Drymen

A new pet friendly luxury Highland lodge is opening this Easter and Love Loch Lomond readers can enjoy a special offer for a week-long stay for 4 adults between 6th ...

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Spotlight on Treezone Loch Lomond

Treezone Loch Lomond is based at Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch, with a view to rival anywhere, looking up the awesome Loch Lomond towards the iconic Ben Lomond on its Eastern ...

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Two in a Row for La Barca? Scottish Entertainment Awards 2015

In this guest blog for Love Loch Lomond, Cara Nikolic, one half of the husband and wife team of owners of Scotland's Best Mediterranean Restaurant, Spanish Tapas Bar and Restaurant ...

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Get Social with New Love Loch Lomond Social Media Workshops

Destination organisation Love Loch Lomond is offering three excellent opportunities for tourism and hospitality businesses to develop their social media skills and discover the business benefits of using social media ...

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Experiencing Scotland: Driving Business Through Provenance

Read on for highlights of what’s new in food and drink opportunities in the latest Quarterly Update from Experiencing Scotland, the initiative which supports tourism companies to provide and promote ...

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New Rural Skills and Careers Films Star in Park Premiere

Two new films exploring the skills and careers that are vital to local communities and the rural economy in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park (LL&TTNP) were recently premièred ...

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Love Loch Lomond New Sensory Food and Drink Workshops for Businesses

As part of its 2015 Winter Learning and Training programme, Destination Organistion Love Loch Lomond is delighted to offer two unique and innovative food and drink events to help inspire, ...

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Take the Survey: Help Improve Scotland's Visitor Experience

Scotland's Tourism Strategy - Tourism Scotland 2020 - states that looking after our visitors well will make sure that we continue to grow jobs, businesses and bring cash into Scotland's economy. Tourism associations, ...

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Helensburgh and Lomond Businesses: Year of Food and Drink Opportunities

Helensburgh is rapidly becoming a destination town for foodies with a wide range of award winning and unique catering businesses in the town. As 2015 is designated the Year of Food ...

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West Dunbartonshire Awarded Fairtrade Zone Status

West Dunbartonshire has been awarded the coveted Fairtrade Zone Status by the Fairtrade Foundation. Fairtrade is a growing international movement to guarantee that producers in poor countries receive a fair price ...

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Knockderry House Hotel Gains "Taste Our Best" for Food and Drink

In 2015, Scotland will celebrate our food and drink in lots of events across the country and everyone can get involved, from B&B's to attractions, cafes, bars, hotels. Worth almost £14bn, ...

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Love Loch Lomond AGM and Networking Event, Thursday 4th December

The Love Loch Lomond 2014 AGM and Networking Event took place on Thursday 4th December at The Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel, Luss. Members, partners and guests enjoyed an informative day with ...

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Community Led Skills Initiative Aims to Retain Rural Workforce

The Community Partnership is running a number of community led initiatives, funded by the Forth Valley & Lomond European LEADER programme, that help support and enhance training and employment opportunities ...

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Luss Estates Continues to Grow Rural Business

Sir Malcolm Colquhoun recently declared the new 200 square metre offices at Luss Estates open. Luss Estates now employs 100 staff, three times the number employed by the company four years ...

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Learn to Build and Grow your Business through Food and Drink

2015 will be the Year of Food and Drink in Scotland. This will highlight the country as a unique, memorable and interesting Food and Drink destination. Did you know that over ...

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Taste Our Best: Find Out How Your Business Can Get Involved

VisitScotland’s Taste our Best quality assurance scheme has been developed to make it easier for visitors to identify places to eat where they can sample Scottish produce and to encourage more ...

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A83 Overnight Improvement Works

A83 Tarbet West – A83 Tarbet Tea Rooms -Works start Sunday 12th October for three weeks from Sunday to Friday A 1.81km section of the A83 Trunk Road within the village ...

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Food and Drink Producers: Showcase Products

In the lead up to 2015’s Year of Food and Drink, Love Loch Lomond and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park are holding a free event for hospitality businesses ...

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Opportunities On Offer at Business Show

Business owners in West Dunbartonshire are being offered the chance to network with leading companies, exchange knowledge and take advantage of workshops and seminars at a free Council event. The West ...

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School Catering Staff Cook Up a Treat for Leading Lights in Hotel Industry

Three West Dunbartonshire school cooks have showcased their culinary skills to an audience of top professionals from the hotel and catering industry. Juley Rea from St Eunan’s Primary School in Clydebank, ...

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Stunning Local Photography on Display at Clydebank Library

The best photographs of West Dunbartonshire from this year’s Picture This competition are now on display at Clydebank Library. The striking images show the local area at its finest and were ...

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Food and Drink Growth Fund - Apply by 28th August

A new £100,000 fund to promote Scotland as a land of food and drink has been launched by VisitScotland.VisitScotland is now inviting applications from tourism groups throughout Scotland to apply ...

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Scottish Food and Drink and Souvenirs a Hit with Visitors

VisitScotland reports that new research released by VisitBritain in association with the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that overseas visitors are more likely to purchase food and drink ...

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Thousands Enjoy Pipe Band Championships in Dumbarton

More than 20,000 people including visitors from as far afield as America, China and Australia enjoyed this year's Scottish Pipe Band Championships in Dumbarton, on Saturday 26th July 2014.One hundred ...

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Council to Switch Off Lights to Remember First World War

West Dunbartonshire Council will join organisations across the UK in marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War by turning off the lights at Council premises in ...

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Spotlight on Loch Lomond Flea Market

The Loch Lomond Flea Market operates every Saturday from 10am to 3pm at Lomond Galleries, Main Street, Alexandria G83 0UG and is a commercial, professional weekly selling event. The VenueAlexandria ...

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Stories to Tell in Loch Lomond and Forth Valley Pubs and Bars

Seven drinking establishments in Loch Lomond, Trossachs, Stirling and Forth Valley are participating in a major new digital initiative that promotes their unique Scottish story. Scotland’s Pubs and Bars – ...

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Spotlight on Rosneath Castle Park

Rosneath Castle Park is a five-star holiday park near Helensburgh for holidaymakers, holiday home owners, and residents enjoying later life in its park homes. Ideal Location for Exploring the West of ...

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Spotlight on Portnellan Farm Loch Lomond

Portnellan is a small, beautifully located family farm on the south-eastern shore of Loch Lomond. Owned by the Scott-Park family for nearly 60 years, Portnellan is primarily an organic farm and, until ...

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Pipe Band Championships Worth £1.7million to West Dunbartonshire Economy

Research shows the Scottish Pipe Band Championships brought £1.7million to the West Dunbartonshire economy in 2013.The independent research was conducted on behalf of West Dunbartonshire Council at last year’s event, ...

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Games Could Be Golden Ticket to More Commonwealth Visitors

‘2014 is unique year for Scottish tourism’, says VisitScotland The five wealthiest nations in the Commonwealth, outside of the UK, are worth an average of £218m to Scottish tourism every year, ...

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Online Training Aims to Ensure Warm Welcome for all during Games

A new £45,000 online training programme is set to help Scotland’s hotels, visitor attractions, pubs and restaurants, better cater for the requirements of people with access needs including those with ...

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Local Businesses Urged to Give Pupils Vital Work Experience

Businesses in West Dunbartonshire are being encouraged to offer work placements to senior pupils to help increase their chances of finding work when they finish their education.West Dunbartonshire Council will ...

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Get Ready Glasgow Road and Access Information

Information on the Road Race, Time Trial and Marathon routes are now available on Get Ready Glasgow. Maps of the routes, closure timings and restrictions are all outlined. Get Ready Glasgow ...

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VisitScotland Cycle Survey - Complete by 26 June

VisitScotland, on behalf of the Cycle Tourism Forum and the Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland Project, is conducting a joint industry survey on cycle tourism. They are keen to hear ...

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Spotlight On The Boat Hoose Cottage

The Boat Hoose is a two bedroom, two bathroom self -catering cottage near Loch Lomond sitting in the extensive mature grounds of Drumkinnon Cottage, a rural cottage set in mature ...

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Ben A'An Project Update: Access and Information

The Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) is preparing work for the essential improvement programme on Ben A’an in the Trossachs, which will conserve the landscape for walkers and other users for ...

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Biomass Heating Case Study: Loaninghead Farm

Mabeth and Malcolm Paterson run Loaninghead B&B and a self-catering holiday business from their home on Loaninghead Farm in the Loch Lomond and TheTrossachs National Park. Loaninghead is a business member ...

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Spotlight On SOS Fitness Ltd

SOS Fitness is the inspiration of Steve Losh, a military fitness instructor with over 20 years’ experience in the Physical Training environment. The company’s vision is to bring people together ...

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Spotlight On Timber Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Timber Cottage is located on the Clyde Sea Lochs Trail, in the picturesque Rhu conservation village at the entrance to the Gareloch, on the outskirts of Helensburgh. The cottage, in ...

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It's Official: TripAdvisor Travellers Love Loch Lomond

Several Love Loch Lomond businesses, including hotels, B&B’s, self-catering cottages and tours, are celebrating after receiving TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence for 2014, proudly denoting consistently excellent feedback from travellers across ...

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Success for Local Businesses in the Scottish Entertainment Awards

Two Helensburgh food and drink establishments have triumphed at the 3rd annual Scottish Entertainment Awards. La Barca Spanish Tapas Restaurant in Helensburgh, owned by husband and wife team Milan and Cara Nikolic, ...

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Knockderry House Hotel Aims to Become a Food-led Hotel Experience

The award-winning 15 bedroom Knockderry House Hotel is situated in Cove on the banks of Loch Long, close to Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and the National Park. In addition to business guests, ...

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New Day Tour Showcases Two of Scotland's Most Stunning Lochs

A new way to experience two of Scotland's most stunning lochs was launched this week on Monday 12th May 2014.The ‘Two Lochs Tour’ offers locals and visitors to Loch Lomond ...

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