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Success for Latest Make a Difference Day at Trossachs Beauty Spot

Success for latest Make a Difference Day at Trossachs Beauty Spot

Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, the independent conservation and heritage charity for the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, has recently held its latest successful Make a Difference Day at a holiday village in one of the Trossachs’ most scenic spots – and is already planning its next volunteer event.

Approximately fifteen volunteers got their hands dirty to collect more than twenty bags of rubbish from a beauty spot beside Loch Lubnaig, near Strathyre. The event, organised in association with Forest Holidays and Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority, had been due to take place in early March, but had to be cancelled due to ‘The Beast from the East’. However, even the weather couldn’t stop the volunteers from heading to the site in more spring-like conditions to lend their services for the day.

The event was the latest Make a Difference Day to be led by the Friends, and builds on the efforts made by the conservation and heritage charity in recent years. Several other events have taken place with the aim of removing litter and overgrown rhododendron from various parts of the National Park.

Plans are also already in place for the next Make a Difference Day, which is scheduled for Thursday 14 June 2018 along the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path. The Friends had previously staged an event there five years ago, but further work is now needed to reopen the view of Loch Lomond, and all those with an interest in conservation of the National Park are urged to take part.

Friends Project Officer Jared Bowers, one of the volunteers who took part, said: “We are delighted with the success of our Make a Difference Day and already we can’t wait for the next one! Volunteers are a vital part of what our charity sets out to achieve in Scotland’s first National Park and we very much appreciate their ongoing support, including that from the businesses whose employees joined us on the day.

“Anybody wanting to get involved in next month’s Make a Difference Day is encouraged to get in touch with us. The more people take part in our activities, the bigger the difference we can make.”

For more information, contact Jared Bowers, Project Officer, Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs: Tel 01389 727813 jared.bowers@lochlomond-trossachs.org

*Header photograph shows volunteers hard at work at the Strathyre site. 

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