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Forthcoming events

Forthcoming Loch Lomond events

Gin Garden Party

May 28, 2022, 12.00 – May 30, 2022, 18.00
Cameron House, Alexandria

Cameron House invites you to their new glamorous Gin Garden Party from 28th - 30th May with Jazz entertainment to start your Summer.

Bluebells & Birdsong at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

May 29, 2022, 10.00 – 12.00
RSPB Loch Lomond, Gartocharn

Enjoy bluebell woodlands and birdsong on this family-friendly guided walk at RSPB Loch Lomond

Royal Jubilee Celebrations

June 4, 2022 – June 5, 2022
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

We are planning a packed Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Loch Lomond Comic Con

June 11, 2022, 10.00 – June 12, 2022, 17.00
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

BGCP Comic-Con Market is a family Comic-Con event suitable for heroes of all ages.

The Rock of Ages

June 11, 2022, 11.00 – June 12, 2022, 16.00
Dumbarton Castle, Dumbarton

The Rock of Ages returns to Dumbarton Castle!

Family Fun Weekend at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

June 11, 2022, 11.00 – June 12, 2022, 16.00
RSPB Loch Lomond, Gartocharn

Opening weekend to launch the new 'Lomond Trail' with free family activities

Weekday Wildlife Walks (For all abilities)

June 17, 2022, 10.00 – 12.00
RSPB Loch Lomond, Gartocharn

Weekly guided wildlife walk for all abilities

Run Loch Lomond

June 18, 2022, 10.00
Moss O’ Balloch Park, Balloch

The hugely popular Run Loch Lomond events are back for 2022 and consists of the Loch Lomond 10K, 5K (brand new for 2022!) and Fun Run.

Helensburgh Summer Festival

June 18, 2022, 10.00 – 17.00
, Helensburgh

It's the 10th Anniversary of the Helensburgh Winter Festival this year, and we thought we would celebrate by holding a 1-day SUMMER FESTIVAL on Sat 18th June from 10am until 5pm!

Loch Lomond Shores Market

June 19, 2022, 10.00 – 17.00
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Loch Lomond Shores Market - held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Wild Food Foraging (Summer) at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

June 19, 2022, 13.00 – 16.00
RSPB Loch Lomond, Gartocharn

Learn to identify and harvest some wild edibles, with some delicious tasters along the way

Weekday Wildlife Walks (Habitats & Species)

June 24, 2022, 10.00 – 12.00
RSPB Loch Lomond, Gartocharn

Weekly guided wildlife walk for an in depth look at management for habitats and species

Butterflies of RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

June 25, 2022, 11.00 – 15.00
RSPB Loch Lomond, Gartocharn

Guided walk and workshop from local butterfly expert at RSPB Loch Lomond

Summerfest

July 2, 2022, 10.00 – July 3, 2022, 17.00
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

We are celebrating our 20th Birthday here at Loch Lomond Shores and we want you all to come and join the fun on Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd July!

Luss (Loch Lomond) Highland Gathering

July 2, 2022, 10.15
Luss Games Field, Luss

We welcome back the Luss (Loch Lomond) Highland Gathering for 2022!

Loch Lomond Shores Market

July 17, 2022, 10.00 – 17.00
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Loch Lomond Shores Market - held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Loch Lomond Comic Con Weekend 2

July 30, 2022, 10.00 – July 31, 2022, 16.00
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Expect traders to have Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Action Figures, Trading Cards, Art and more on sale.

Wildflower Wander at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

August 6, 2022, 13.00 – 15.30
RSPB Loch Lomond, Gartocharn

Leisurely guided walk learning how to identify wildflowers at RSPB Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Shores Market

August 7, 2022, 10.00 – 17.00
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Loch Lomond Shores Market - held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Loch Lomond Shores Market

August 21, 2022, 10.00 – 17.00
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Loch Lomond Shores Market - held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival 2022

September 3, 2022, 10.00 – September 4, 2022, 17.00
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Our Biggest and Best Food & Drink Festival is back for Sept 2022 with a whole new look!

Loch Lomond Shores Market

September 18, 2022, 10.00 – 17.00
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Loch Lomond Shores Market - held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Loch Lomond Shores Market

October 2, 2022, 10.00 – 17.00
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Loch Lomond Shores Market - held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Wild Food Foraging (Autumn) at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

October 2, 2022, 13.00 – 16.00
RSPB Loch Lomond, Gartocharn

Learn to identify and harvest some wild edibles, with some delicious tasters along the way, at RSPB Loch Lomond

Top Dogs Event

October 15, 2022, 10.00 – 17.00
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

A great FREE day out for ALL the family, including your four-legged family members!

Loch Lomond Shores Market

October 16, 2022, 10.00 – 17.00
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Loch Lomond Shores Market - held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Stirling Spirit Fest 2022

October 28, 2022 – November 6, 2022
At venues across Stirling, Stirling

Loch Lomond Shores Market

November 6, 2022, 10.00 – 17.00
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Loch Lomond Shores Market - held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Sunrise Goose Walk at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

November 19, 2022, 06.30 – 21.30
RSPB Loch Lomond, Gartocharn

Join us for an early morning walk through the wetlands at RSPB Loch Lomond to see the geese moving off at sunrise.

Loch Lomond Shores Market

November 20, 2022, 10.00 – 17.00
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Loch Lomond Shores Market - held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Illuminate RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

November 26, 2022, 16.00 – November 27, 2022, 19.00
RSPB Loch Lomond, Gartocharn

Join us at RSPB Loch Lomond for a magical moonlit meander around the reserve after hours

Loch Lomond Christmas Festival

December 3, 2022, 10.00 – December 4, 2022, 17.00
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Loch Lomond Shores is set to host another fantastic FREE Christmas festival again in 2022

Sunrise Goose Walk at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

December 10, 2022, 06.30 – 09.30
RSPB Loch Lomond, Gartocharn

Join us for an early morning walk through the wetlands at RSPB Loch Lomond to see the geese moving off at sunrise.

Latest Loch Lomond news

Swimming in Loch Lomond

Fancy swimming in Loch Lomond during your visit? Let us help you have this amazing, life affirming experience safely!

Visit a museum as often as you can

Museums are a great way to spend time with family and friends These are difficult times and it’s often easy to use a museum admission price or travel costs as an excuse not to visit. A visit to a museum often translates into a day spent with loved ones as mums and dads become tour guides and teachers, while young ones become inquisitive and learn though experiencing the past.

Activities to keep everyone busy all day!

Activities to keep everyone busy all day! While some enjoy a relaxing short break, just chilling away from work and school, others may want to cram in as much as possible while somewhere new and have an action-packed few days. Here at Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Clyde Sea Lochs, we have lots to keep the energetic family members occupied and have a break filled with great activities that will keep them happy!

Scottish Apprenticeship Week: Glasgow teenage chef rises to success through Cameron House Hotel apprenticeship scheme

Scottish Apprenticeship Week: Glasgow teenage chef rises to success through Cameron House Hotel apprenticeship scheme

Love Loch Lomond has the perfect accommodation for you

Love Loch Lomond has the perfect accommodation for you Getting your accommodation right can make or break a holiday. Whether you’re looking for a home-from-home; somewhere truly special; a cosy & comfortable cottage; space for your extended family; friendly staff to cater to your every whim; child-friendly amenities; budget-friendly comfort or no neighbours for miles, the success of your holiday depends on having the perfect base to relax and feel comfortable in after a busy day exploring. Luckily, we have a large range of accommodation to suit every taste and pocket.

Book a fun family short break now!

Short breaks in and around Loch Lomond. With Easter and spring school holidays on the horizon, now is the perfect time to start planning some special family time to help you reconnect and make memories after recent tough times.

Construction begins on Wildlife Trail to Loch Lomond!

It seems like a long time since Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park granted planning permission for RSPB Scotland’s ‘Path to the Loch’ project back in May 2020. This, like many other projects, has faced significant delays due to the impacts of COVID-19. However, we are delighted to share with you that the construction phase of the Wildlife Trail to Loch Lomond project at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond will commence in January 2022.

Luxury five-star resort Cameron House Hotel has announced applications for its 2022 Graduate Programme are now open.

Luxury five-star resort Cameron House Hotel has announced applications for its 2022 Graduate Programme are now open.

Loch Lomond New Year Dook becomes Spring Swim

The Spring Swim, formerly The New Year Dook, will now take place on the first day of Spring – the 20th of March at Loch Lomond Shores.

VisitScotland take us on an epic journey across Scotland with their new UNESCO trail

VisitScotland take us on an epic journey across Scotland with their new UNESCO trail. Photo by Gary Ellis.

How to have a sustainable visit.

Whether you live or work in the National Park, are visiting for the day or exploring for longer, there are simple steps we can all take to reduce our impact on the National Park itself and take action against the climate emergency.

The UK’s First Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Arrives at Sea Life Loch Lomond

The UK’s First Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Arrives at Sea Life Loch Lomond.

Loch Lomond Shores Christmas Festival

Loch Lomond Shores Christmas Festival

Love Loch Lomond set for busy autumn and winter with new campaign and booking system

Love Loch Lomond (LLL) has announced a major new campaign entitled ‘Rediscover Loch Lomond’ to bring visitors to the area and a new online booking system for member tourist businesses to help save them cash on high commissions charged by international booking apps.

Loch Lomond Shores nature-inspired photography competition back this autumn

Loch Lomond Shores nature-inspired photography competition back this autumn

The Maid of the Loch - Hard Hat Tours

The exclusive Hard Hat Tours of The Maid of the Loch have been so popular that they are now available on Saturdays and Sundays at both, 11am and 1pm, until Sunday 7th of November 2021 . If you haven’t managed to make it down so far, then we hope that this is a good opportunity for you to do so before this season ends for the year.

15% Off Wood Leisure Breaks

Enjoy 15% Discount on Winter Breaks with Wood Leisure

Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival is back!

Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival is back for 2021!

Loch Lomond Shores welcomes new businesses

Loch Lomond Shores welcomes new businesses

LEADING SCOTTISH CHEFS PAUL TAMBURRINI AND MARTIN WISHART LAUNCH NEW FINE DINING RESTAURANT AT CAMERON HOUSE HOTEL

LEADING SCOTTISH CHEFS PAUL TAMBURRINI AND MARTIN WISHART LAUNCH NEW FINE DINING RESTAURANT AT CAMERON HOUSE HOTEL

In and around Loch Lomond Guide

The online guide can be viewed in the link contained within this article.

Photographers answer the call of nature

Press release announching winners of the Loch Lomond Shores Photography Competition 2020

Online Christmas Gifts from Loch Lomond

Christmas online gifts from Loch Lomond. Discover the variety of Christmas Gifts for family and friends from our member businesses in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Clyde Sea Loch area.

Black Friday Holiday Deals

Huge savings on Wood Leisure gift vouchers & 2021 breaks

Guest blog by John Stevenson of Scotland’s Wild: My top 5 Places to Visit in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs

In this guest blog, owner and guide John Stevenson of tour company Experience Scotland's Wild shares his personal Top 5 Places to Visit in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs.

VisitScotland Visitor Charter Pledge

Information highlighting the VisitScotland Visitor Charter Pledge

e biking in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs

We have a selection of fun and enjoyable suggested routes in Loch Lomond the Trossachs which are particularly suited to an e-bikes starting on NCN7 (Lochs and Glens Way in Balloch, Drymen, Aberfoyle, Kinlochard, Callander and Strathyre. Many of them take in some great coffee and cafe stops along the way, as well as popular attractions.

Trossachs Retreat Lodge Development

Exclusive Development of Luxury Lodges Released at Callander Woods

New Accessible Caravan Holiday Home at Callander Woods

Wood Leisure is delighted to announce the launch of our brand new fully accessible caravan holiday home at Callander Woods Holiday Park

Love it like a local

Scotland is experiencing a never before seen level of littering following the easing of lockdown. Nowhere is it more upsetting to see than in the National Park where people come to enjoy the outstanding scenery and natural beauty. The Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Authority have launched a new campaign with the aim of promoting positive visitor behaviour and reducing the impact of litter.

Eat Out to Help Out

The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme opens on 3 August 2020 and we have a great variety of businesses for you to visit and enjoy their delicious food and drink! So you should take advantage of the scheme and visit as many as you can over the coming weeks!

Welcome to the new Love Loch Lomond website

It is fantastic to be launching our new website. As tourism in the area slowly starts to get going again we hope this platform will be of great benefit to our visitors and members.

Great Places to Stay around Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Clyde Sea Lochs

If you’re looking for a Loch Lomond holiday, relaxing weekend break or a great base to enjoy the outdoors, Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs is the perfect location.

Hills and mountains

A selection of recommended hill and mountain walks around Loch Lomond.

Walks and trails

The Loch Lomond, Trossachs and Clyde Sea Lochs area is made for trails and tours of all kinds from cycling and walking to geocaching and driving.

Ten things to do in and around Loch Lomond

We think you'll #lovelochlomond all year round: enjoy the amazing seasonal colours, great days out, relaxing weekend breaks and tasty local food.

Dining Ideas

Working up an appetite touring Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Clyde Sea Lochs?

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