Welcome to the website for the village of Gartocharn, Loch Lomond in Scotland. The website was created for the benefit of the community in the first instance, but also for anyone who would like to see what this beautiful part of the world has to offer.
The Poachers Burns Supper which was due to be held on 6 February 2021 has been cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.
GARTORAG – THE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER
The December issue is on sale now at the Village Shop, Reid & Robertson and Caulders Loch Lomond.
KILMARONOCK OLD KIRK TRUST
After a long period of little progress being made towards KOKT’s purchase of the church, the car park and the glebe, some positive and forward movement has now taken place.
The Church of Scotland had accepted the price which KOKT offered, but had imposed some key conditions which neither the trustees of KOKT, nor the Scottish Land Fund (who are funding the purchase) found acceptable. Following negotiation, these conditions have now been revised and are now agreed.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Project coordinator | Kilmaronock Old Kirk Trust | 15th Jan 2021
Kilmaronock Old Kirk Trust is about to acquire Kilmaronock Kirk, carpark and glebe field. To support them through this early phase of the project, KOKT is seeking to appoint a project coordinator. They must have excellent IT skills and relevant experience in a community development role. The contract is worth £5700.
Interested or if you know of anyone who may be interested please contact us by email.
RSPB LOCH LOMOND
Are you looking for something to do over the winter months? Check out the Hire a Guide Goose Walks at RSPB Loch Lomond.
RING OF ABER
Ken Campbell, a local resident and musician, has put together a video of photographs taken by the late John Ross of Aber, Gartocharn. John spent many hours walking in and around Gartocharn, taking hundreds of the most amazing photographs reflecting his keen eye, sense of nature, and humour, and capturing the essence of this whole area through the lens of his camera.
The video was created in memory of John, his wife Christine, and friends who have also passed on: Celia Burn MBE, Captain Hugh Leitch, and Elsie Nisbet, of Aber, Gartocharn. The music 'Ring of Aber' was composed and recorded by Linsey Aitken and Ken Campbell to celebrate this wonderful part of Scotland.
You can watch the video on Youtube by clicking here (to watch in HD click on the settings button below the video and choose 1080p).
VIRTUAL VILLAGE SHOW
The entries are all in and the results are out. Click on this link to go and view them.
GARTOCHARN GARDEN CLUB
Have a look at the 2020/21 syllabus here.
KCT ULTRAFAST BROADBAND PROJECT
It looks as if nothing more will happen on this until details of the R100 programme are known. All interested parties have been emailed to update them.
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.
Last Updated (Saturday, 19 December 2020 13:38)