Latest Trossachs Stories

2009-08-09 05:29:36

Scottish national parks are dealing with camping equipment so inexpensive many visitors simply abandon tents and sleeping bags, rangers said. Rangers patrolling the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond sometimes need police escorts, The Scotsman reports. They have found many campers become abusive and even threaten violence when told to strike their tents and clear up after themselves. To make matters worse, some visitors set their tents on fire instead of just walking away. High-end camping...

2009-01-18 00:43:20

The first survey of Loch Lomond in 147 years has found Scotland's most famous loch is 600 feet deep in places with sheer cliffs lining an underwater canyon. The British Geological Survey used the latest technology -- multi-beam sonar -- to map the floor of Loch Lomond, The Scotsman reported. The last time the bottom of the loch was surveyed, in 1861, Captain H.C. Otter of the Admiralty used fishing line with lead weights attached to take soundings from a rowboat. Loch Lomond is deeper than...

2008-07-17 03:00:29

DRILLING at a Highland gold mine could be just a week away, it was revealed yesterday. Aussie operators Scotgold will take delivery of specialist equipment to begin exploratory work near Tyndrum in Perthshire. The machinery is on the way from Chile and will allow work to begin at the Cononish site. Scotgold chief executive Chris Sangster said: "That rig is to arrive in Ireland today or tomorrow. We would hope to be drilling in the next week or so." Scotland does not currently have a...

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