Our visitors care about the National Park and have raised £1000 for footpath upkeep. We are grateful to all that contributed, THANK YOU!
A short press release from The Friends.
“Cash boost from Loch Katrine visitors supports popular Trossachs mountain path repairs
Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, the independent conservation and heritage charity for the National Park area, recently accepted a cheque for £1,000 from Steamship Sir Walter Scott Company representatives as part of the pioneering Friends of OUR Park visitor giving scheme.
The funds raised by the company from visitors have gone towards supporting mountain path repairs at nearby Ben Venue and Ben A’an which are some of the most popular paths in the Trossachs. The works on the paths has been undertaken by as part of the 5 year Mountains and the People Initiative which aims to restore a large number of mountain paths throughout the National Park.
The Friends of OUR Park project is an innovative visitor giving scheme set up by the Friends with the overall aim of keeping Scotland’s first National Park beautiful and assisting worthy causes. Friends
R-L – Gordon Allan, MD Steamship Sir Walter Scott Ltd, Jared Bowers,Friends Eco Tourism Project Manager, Dan McKirgan, Catering Manager, Steamship Sir Walter Scott.
Friends Eco Tourism Project Manager, Jared Bowers said: “The Friends have a long-standing policy of working for the benefit of people and nature in Scotland’s first National Park, and this would not be possible without the help of many businesses and visitors who participate in the Friends of OUR Park visitor giving scheme which is going from strength to strength.”
“We express sincere thanks to staff and customers at the Steamship Company for their continued support, and we look forward to extending this mutually beneficial relationship for many years to come.”
Commenting on the Friends’ project, Gordon Allan, Managing Director of the Steamship Company, said: “We have worked closely with the Friends over the years and they have done a great job supporting many worthwhile projects through the Friends of OUR park visitor giving scheme which we have been pleased to support.”
Over 100 diverse access, heritage and access projects with a project value of around £1 million have been supported over the years as part of the visitor giving scheme and the seedcorn funding provided has helped lever additional funds from other funding sources.
For more information on the Friends, call 01389 727761, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lochlomondtrossachs.org.uk”