The conservation and heritage charity for the
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Volunteers make a difference on Loch Lomond side


As part of a major initiative to open up and maintain views of Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond from the busy A82 the conservation charity Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs recently organised a very successful Make A Difference Day with the support of the National Park Authority and Luss estates.

Good weather blessed the efforts by the 'Make A Difference Day' volunteers working to open up views of the busy 1 kiliometre busy stretch of the A82 just north of Inverbeg on Loch Lomondside.

A total of 13 volunteers from a variety of organisations and backgrounds selflessly gave up their day and cleared scrub and saplings which threatened to obscure views of Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond.  They also collected piles of rubbish including old car seats and kitchen equipment that had been thoughtlessly discarded.on the banks of Loch Lomond and distracted from the scenic beauty of this popular visitor destination.

Handing out 'Friends of OUR Park' badges to the volunteers, John Urquhart Vice Chair of the Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs said 'The continued support of an enthusiastic band of volunteers once again has made a huge difference,on the ground in protecting and improving scenic views of Loch Lomond".

He also thanked Friends Business Supporter, Niall Colquhoun, proprietor of the Inn on Loch Lomond Hotel for kindly providing a lunch of soup and sandwiches for the volunteers.