New education pack for Loch Lomond tourists

A new education pack has been launched by Cruise Loch Lomond, giving background information about the history and environment of the area.

The Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs supported the development of the resource pack by contributing text and editing expertise as part of its current ecotourism project.

They also contributed £250 towards its production through a grant funded by the Friends of OUR park programme.

The educational material will be widely used in Cruise Loch Lomond’s student tours and will focus on key points including Scottish and local history, geology, environment and biodiversity, as well as clan culture, land use and tourism. It will be available in both paper and electronic form and is viewed as an important resource in enhancing the ecotourism product in the area.

Friends vice-chairman John Urquhart said: “We are delighted to support this venture and see it as an important part of our ecotourism project, which already has come on leaps and bounds since it started at the beginning of 2017.

“Cruise Loch Lomond have long been big supporters of what we do to help improve Scotland’s first national park and when they came to us with this idea, it was an easy decision to get involved.”

Stuart Cordner of Cruise Loch Lomond added: “We are passionate about promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly tourism in the national park and this resource will definitely help visitors better understand and appreciate the many qualities of our wonderful natural environment and how important it is to cherish and look after it.”