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The Location

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

In 2002, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs was the first National Park created in Scotland. It boasts some of the most stunning scenery in the world. From breathtaking mountains and glens, to the vast tranquil beauty of its Lochs, the landscape has inspired artists, authors and poets for generations. Its natural environment does face significant threats however, which the Park is working hard to overcome, so that it can create a more sustainable long term future for people and wildlife. Read more about the Park’s work on their website.

Within easy reach of Scotland’s central belt, Loch Lomond is a much loved destination for city dwellers and visitors from across the world. We are sure you will enjoy your stay here during the Peatland Connection: Building Prosperity Conference.


The Venue: The Shore: Loch Lomond

The Shore: Loch LomondRecently opened, The Shore prides itself on being one of Loch Lomond's premier event venues. With an unbeatable outlook over Loch Lomond, this beautifully refurbished venue provides an ideal space to network and share knowledge. A highly experienced events team will be on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly over the three days.

The Shore is a 15 minute walk from Balloch train station. If coming by car it is best accessed from the A82 or A811, taking the Ben Lomond Way on the round about in Balloch.



The conference programme (excluding site visits) will be held at The Shore: Loch Lomond in Balloch. Whilst there is limited time within the conference programme, Balloch, or 'Village on the Loch' as its Gaelic translation has it, has a number of tourist attractions that you may wish to make time for either side of your stay. The National Park's website provides information on the local area, as does the VisitScotland iCentre on arrival.