Following our earlier news update from the National Park Authority (NPA), we are pleased to let you know that they have now published a provisional timetable for the re-opening of visitor sites and facilities around the National Park. We have pulled out some key points for you below, however for additional information, please refer to the NPA website. We have provided a link here: our website
- Car Parks and toilets are a priority
- From 3rd July all car parks will reopen across the Park
- Some toilets in visitor 'hot spots' will also reopen including Luss, Balmaha, Milarrochy, Rowardennan and Tarbet
- In some locations, additional temporary toilets are in place to allow for additional hygiene measures and social distancing
- Further toilet facilities will open on 11th July, along with Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway at Balloch
- Campsites will remain closed until 17th July
- NPA are working hard to manage the anticipated visitor pressures and to reassure local communities
We hope you are all able to get out and enjoy more of the National Park now that restrictions are easing. Remember that face masks, gloves and hand sanitiser is available from the Community Council.
Following the announcement by the First Minister that the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory in shops from next week, we wanted to remind you that the Community Council still have PPE supplies available for those who need them.
We have also purchased a supply of reusable masks which can be washed and reworn. One of these will be delivered to each person who recieved an initial pack with disposable masks, as this will allow them to have a mask they can use multiple times. These will be dropped off over the coming days.
We also have a 5 litre container of hand sanitiser and the original plastic bottles supplied, can be refilled.
If you require a pack, or know someone who does, please email [email protected], call Peter on 07946 568002, or contact any member of the Community Council.
Following pressure from Croftamie Community Council, at the end of last week, temporary restrictions were put in place that stopped public access to the Devil's Pulpit. This was as a result of real concern about increasing dangerous and inconsiderate parking along the A809 and B834.
We are pleased to note that, as a further temporary measure, the council has now implemented an emergency 'no waiting' restriction, in preparation for a medium term solution which will be double yellow lines being painted on these roads. We have asked that they are mindful of the potential for parking issues to be pushed further along and into the village, however it is generally felt that creating a clear way is the best way forward and will help prevent potential accidents.
It is hoped that the final solution is the creation of a proper car park in the field opposite Devil's Pulpit and we understand that a planning application is imminent in this regard.