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Keep up to date with news and what’s going on around Loch Lomond.

We’ll keep you informed, with news and articles from around Loch Lomond and details of events – from sport to festivals and farmers’ markets, if it’s happening you’ll hear about it here.

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Forthcoming events

Forthcoming Loch Lomond events

RSPB Big Wild Halloween

October 10, 2022, 10.00 – October 31, 2022, 16.00
RSPB Loch Lomond, Gartocharn

RSPB Big Wild Halloween - Magical activity trail & explorer pack

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.

Wedding Open Day at Lodge on Loch Lomond

October 23, 2022, 12.00 – 15.00
Lodge on Loch Lomond, Luss

We host Wedding Open Days throughout the year and feature our elegant wedding reception venue by Loch Lomond in Luss, the indoor and outdoor ceremony options we have complemented with impressive personalised service, gourmet Scottish and International menu selections and superbly appointed accommodation.

Stirling Spirit Fest 2022

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

Festival Opening Night

October 28, 2022, 19.00 – 21.30
Stirling Distillery, Stirling

We are delighted to welcome back The Scotch Malt Whisky Society to host our opening night, with an exclusive whisky tasting at Stirling Distillery.

Stirling Whisky Festival - Session 1

October 29, 2022, 12.15 – 15.45
Stirling Distillery at The Golden Lion Hotel, King Street, Stirling

Established in 2012 and now in its 11th year, our whisky festival will be bigger than ever with some of the most prestigious names in the Scottish Whisky industry attending.

Stirling Whisky Festival - Session 2

October 29, 2022, 16.30 – 20.00
Stirling Distillery at The Golden Lion Hotel, King Street, Stirling

Established in 2012 and now in its 11th year, our whisky festival will be bigger than ever with some of the most prestigious names in the Scottish Whisky industry attending.

Spooky Gin Tasting Ghost Walk

October 29, 2022, 17.00 – 19.30
Stirling Old Town Jail, Stirling

Join us for a deliciously creepy gin tasting!

Music and Malts at Stirling Distillery

October 29, 2022, 19.00 – October 30, 2022, 01.00
Stirling Distillery, Stirling

Come and join us for a live music night at Stirling Distillery!

Music and Malts

October 29, 2022, 20.00 – October 30, 2022, 01.00
Stirling Distillery, Stirling

Come and join us for a live music night at Stirling Distillery!

Tutored Wine Tasting

October 30, 2022, 13.30 – 16.30
The Scottish Gantry, Stirling

Enjoy a tutored wine tasting at The Scottish Gantry in the centre of Stirling

Sons of Scotland Whisky Experience

October 30, 2022, 15.00 – 16.30
Stirling Distillery, Stirling

Join us on the next step of Stirling Distillery’s whisky journey.

Spooky Gin Tasting Ghost Walk at the Old Town Jail

October 31, 2022, 19.00 – 21.30
Stirling Old Town Jail, Stirling

Join us for a deliciously creepy gin tasting at the Stirling Old Town Jail.

Whisky and Glassblowing evening

November 1, 2022, 18.00 – 20.00
Stirling Distillery, Stirling

We will open our doors and do a very special Whisky and Glassblowing evening.

Matugga Rum Masterclass

November 3, 2022, 19.00 – 21.30
Stirling Distillery, Stirling

Matugga Distillers will be hosting a fun and relaxed rum tasting at Stirling Distillery.

Rum Masterclass

November 3, 2022, 19.00 – 21.30
Stirling Distillery, Stirling

Come along for a fun and relaxed rum tasting at Stirling Distillery.

Stirling Distillery Cocktail Masterclass

November 4, 2022, 19.00 – 21.30
Stirling Distillery, Stirling

Come and join us at the distillery for our cocktail masterclass.

Stirling Gin Festival - Session 1

November 5, 2022, 12.15 – 15.45
Stirling Distillery at The Golden Lion Hotel, King Street, Stirling

Established in 2014, one of the first gin festivals in the UK.

Stirling Gin Festival - Session 2

November 5, 2022, 16.30 – 20.00
Stirling Distillery at The Golden Lion Hotel, King Street, Stirling

Established in 2014, one of the first gin festivals in the UK.

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.

Sons Of Scotland Whisky Experience

November 6, 2022, 15.00 – 16.30
Stirling Distillery, Stirling

Join us on the next step of Stirling Distillery’s whisky journey.

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.

Wedding Open Day at Lodge on Loch Lomond

November 20, 2022, 12.00 – 15.00
Lodge on Loch Lomond, Luss

We host Wedding Open Days throughout the year and feature our elegant wedding reception venue by Loch Lomond in Luss, the indoor and outdoor ceremony options we have complemented with impressive personalised service, gourmet Scottish and International menu selections and superbly appointed accommodation.

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.

Santa Splash

December 18, 2022
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Come and enjoy a swim or a splash in aid of the Loch Lomond Rescue Boat.

Loch Lomond Shores Market

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

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

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Up to 20% off glamping and self-catering holidays in July & August.

Summer is here....

With Scottish school holidays now starting and English school holidays not far away, it’s all about keeping busy with days out and short breaks to enjoy some well-earned family time and make memories.

Whiskies galore

With over 100 whiskies stocked in their bars, The Oak Tree Inn is a whisky heaven for lovers of Scotland’s national drink and, given their fondness of showcasing Scotland’s whiskies, it makes complete sense that they have a couple of great experiences for those who want to savour and learn a bit more about whisky during their stay.

Summerfest – let the celebrations begin!

Brand new festival launches on the 2nd and 3rd July at Loch Lomond Shores Summer 2022 marks the 20th birthday of Loch Lomond Shores so we’re celebrating in style with a brand-new FREE festival called Summerfest on the 2nd and 3rd July from 10am to 5pm! Summerfest will have live entertainment, children’s rides, stalls, and street food, with special performances and appearances by Encanto’s Mirabel and Isabela on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Restore and explore. Enjoy Loch Lomond’s islands by guided canoe trip.

Restore and explore Enjoy Loch Lomond’s islands by guided canoe trip For an unforgettable, memory-making experience, take time this summer to explore Loch Lomond’s historic islands by Canadian style canoe with an experienced, local guide. This tranquil, restorative, and scenic experience on Scotland’s most iconic loch is run by In Your Element.

If These Walls Could Talk. Calling all young storytellers!

Calling all young storytellers! Put your own spin on 5,000 years of history Historic Environment Scotland, Scottish Book Trust and the Scottish Storytelling Forum have just launched an exciting competition called ‘If These Walls Could Talk’ in search of young storytellers across Scotland, aged between eight and twelve, to share a tale featuring a Historic Scotland site. Young creators can submit a written tale (150 to 300 words) or a storytelling video (two minutes long) – in English or Gaelic - by Friday 24th June and will be entered into the competition with a range of great prizes up for grabs!

The Oak Tree Inn sets high standards for sustainability

The picturesque and bustling Oak Tree Inn in Balmaha isn’t just a great place to eat, drink and sleep – it’s a business that takes sustainability, community and environment seriously – which is great news given its idyllic location on the West Highland Way and shores of Loch Lomond!

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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