Welcome to the website for the village of Gartocharn, Loch Lomond in Scotland, created for the benefit of the community in particular, but also for anyone who would like to see what this beautiful part of the world has to offer.

Use the menu on the left hand side and the links within the pages to explore and discover up-to-date information and the many wonderful photographs, taken by local photographers.

As mentioned, this is a community website and ideas/comments/contributions are always welcome – just send them direct to us.

If you have a question for Kilmaronock Millennium Hall please email them.



What's Happening . . . ?

Kilmaronock Community Trust 
KCT have been awarded a grant of £350 towards administrative costs by LL&TTNPA. The Trust are very grateful to the NPA for this award.

Red Cross Coffee Evening – Thursday 12 May
To try to extend the fundraising reach this year the committee have set up a Just Giving Page for Kilmaronock Red Cross.

Here is the link  www.justgiving.com/kilmaronockredcross.  This gives information about Red Cross Week, 8 - 14 May, and the coffee evening on 12 May.  Once again volunteers will be making a door to door collection but may not be able to contact everyone so this is another way for people to donate. 
The committee have also set up a mobile phone payment system.  Just send a text to 70070 with 'RCXK56 £3' (for example) in the message box.  Proceeds go directly to the British Red Cross.

Making Connections – How Can Gartocharn Get High Speed Broadband?

If you are interested in accessing high speed broadband we would love to hear from you. As an initial step to seeing what we can obtain BT require a list of names and telephone numbers of those who would consider signing up to a high speed broadband package. If you, as either a household or business, would do this then please email us with your name, address and phone number. The information will not be used for any other purpose and there is no commitment involved. If you would also like to receive updates on our progress by email please say so when you email us. There is a long way to go but we will take a massive leap forward if we can show that this is something the community wants!

Kilmaronock Community Council are looking for new councillors . . .
Planning and Roads and other local issues- want to comment effectively? - the community will need new community councillors from March this year. The current team would like to hear from anyone interested - only six meetings per year - please email  kilmaronockcc@btinternet.com  or call  07962224873.

Further information on Community Councils can be found here.

Gartorag – the Kilmaronock Newspaper 
(issued every two months: early February, April, June, August, October and December)

You can get your copy at Lomond View Stores, Gartocharn; Loch Lomond Homes and Gardens Centre, Ballagan; Lomond Country Store at Ballagan (Reid and Robertson); and the Friday Coffee Morning in Kilmaronock Millennium Hall.  Has to be the best value for a £1 you will get anywhere!


We hope that this community website will be used to keep people informed of what is happening locally. Please contact gartocharn.org if you would like any events, calendar dates etc included on the site or if you have any suggestions for the website.





Since the launch of the website on 11 December 2009 we have had  hits!