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Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Ecotourism Seminars Being Held Across National Park

The Friends are organising a series of seminars to raise awareness of the benefits ecotourism can have on tourism businesses in the wider national park area. These seminars are part of the Friends’ exciting new ecotourism initiative and are open to all tourism related businesses in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and Clyde Sea Lochs areas.

The seminars are being delivered together with Dr Kathy Velander, Director of the Centre for Ecotourism and Wildlife Management at Edinburgh Napier University, and will highlight the outstanding resources that are available in the area and how businesses can capitalise more on the ecotourism potential on their doorstep. Businesses can develop a better understanding on what it means to be located in and around Scotland’s first national park and help their customers connect with the area’s natural environment and inspiring landscapes.

Jared Bowers, Ecotourism Project Manager for Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, said,

The beauty and sheer diversity of landscapes are at the heart of the tourist appeal of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and the Clyde Sea Lochs. These seminars are a unique opportunity for tourism businesses to learn some practical tips on how to promote local ecotourism experiences to their customers to enhance and extend their stay.

When and Where:

  • Monday, 24th April – Killin (Bridge of Lochay Hotel)

  • Tuesday 25th April – Luss (Lodge on Loch Lomond)

  • Thursday 4th May – Callander (Callander Youth Hostel, 7pm to 9pm)

The cost is £10 per person, which includes lunch and an optional ecotourism activity in the afternoon. To find out more or to reserve your spot, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01389 727761