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Balloch to become 'gateway'

£30m masterplan to transform Lomond beauty spot

Lomond Banks from Pierhead

Lomond Banks from Pierhead


A revised masterplan has been unveiled for a £30 million scheme that aims to transform one corner of a popular Scottish beauty spot.

Lomond Banks at the foot of Loch Lomond will include a 60-bedroom apart-hotel, 32-bedroom budget accommodation, 131 self-catering units, a craft brewery, boat house, leisure centre and restaurants. There will be upgrades to public footpaths, dog walking routes and green spaces.

The project, with an anticipated completion date of 2024, expects to create 80 full-time jobs, 50 part-time and 70 seasonal posts to the area. The plan, focused around Balloch, has been submitted to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

The proposed resort, a joint venture between Scottish Enterprise and Flamingo Land, were lodged last week. The new plan involves fewer private houses, reduced from 20 to six, while the proposed lodges/bothies within the grounds of Woodbank House is up from 28 to 50.

Andy Miller, director at Lomond Banks, said: “We are fully committed to seeing Balloch become the true gateway to Loch Lomond. 

“Our plans for West Riverside and Woodbank House offer an opportunity for a unique leisure based development and with Lomond Banks, Scotland will have a quality destination that respects and complements the surrounding area.”  

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