Bringing Your Park to life

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We’ve created a series of short videos to explain a bit more about the Your Park consultation.

The first of these videos explains what Your Park’s about, our vision to make sure everyone who visits our lochshores has a great experience.  It looks at some of the issues we face at the moment – both from the sheer numbers of people who visit these areas and from antisocial camping that damages both the environment and the experience for others.  We explain the proposed management zones and why we’re looking to manage the amount and type of camping that happens in these busy lochshores, that are easily accessible by car.

In our next film, we take a look at how east Loch Lomond has been dramatically improved since we worked with the support of the community, Police Scotland and the Forestry Commission, to transform the area.  We hear National Park Ranger, Jim Downie, National Park Police Officer, PC Paul Barr and local business owner Stuart Fraser talk about how the changes in east Loch Lomond have transformed the area, the improvements they’ve seen and the resulting investment in the area, including creating over 15 jobs so far.

In our third video we look at examples the different types of opportunities there are to camp in the National Park from informal camping on the farm at Beinglas to the facilities the National Park has invested in at Loch Lubnaig, and at Sallochy Bay on east Loch Lomond.  As part of the Your Park consultation, we’ve proposed investing in improving the camping provision in the National Park.  We’re really keen to hear from people who are interested in getting involved, whether that’s as a landowner with land that might be suitable for development, or if you’re interested in getting involved in running a camping business.  Watch more here:

If you want to read our consultation proposals in more detail, you can download them here and respond to our consultation (which runs until 15 January 2015) here.

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