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Wednesday, April 27th 2016 - Saturday, April 30th 2016

Local John Muir Events April 2016

09:00 - 16:00

As part of the US National Park centennial celebrations, the Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, the independent conservation and heritage charity for Scotland’s first National Park, are coordinating a series of events involving US National Parks 'Centennial Ambassador' Lee Stetson.

Lee will be bringing ‘the spirit of John Muir’ back home to Scotland, as he portrays the great man walking the new Scottish long distance route which bears his name, between Helensburgh and Dunbar.

The events, which run between 27 and 30 April, include:

 - Media photo-call at Helensburgh Pier before walking John Muir trail to Balloch accompanied by local walking enthusiasts. Arrive Balloch around 15.30. 

 - The John Muir Wildlife and Ecology Film Festival opening event at The Tower Digital Arts Centre, Helensburgh

 - 'John Muir meets Tom and Rhona Weir’- an afternoon outdoor event at the Tom Weir Statue in Balmaha where Lee will formally declare the opening of the “Tom and Rhona’s Mountain Garden”. (Public event - may be held at Balmaha NP Visitor Centre if weather inclement).

Download a listing of all planned local events and timings here.

Further information here or contact John Urquhart on 01436 674922 or c/o Balmillig B&B, 64B Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh G84 9JP.