The Lochside Blog

Open for Bookings

Although we are currently required to close due to Coronavirus we know the importance of having that holiday to look forward to, when allowed. When you book with us a 25% deposit would be requested to secure your booking, but if we are unable to host you due to Covid Regulations then a full refund… Read more »

Open for Guests

We are taking bookings for next year and treat the safety of our guests very seriously. We have enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures in place to ensure our cottages are a safe haven for the whole family. The check in and out procedures are contactless and the area remote, so if you are looking for… Read more »

One Household per House

From Friday, 25th September 2020, people of more than one household or extended household cannot stay in self catered accommodation while the new restrictions are in place. The one household per house rule applies to our properties.

COVID-19 Announcement

Due to the current UK lock down by the UK Government, we are closed for the coming weeks. We hope we can welcome guests again soon, but only when we are instructed by our Government this is acceptable. If there is anything I can help with, then please do not hesitate to get in touch,… Read more »

House Folk Celtic Music Festival 2017

The Theme this year is the Scots language over three nights and three intimate venues in Kinlochard from 8th to 10th November For further information about the acts, venues and tickets please visit

World Class Sporting Events in Glasgow and Edinburgh

The TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships is the most prestigious tournament in the sport, rivalled only by the Olympic Games. Indeed the World Championships attracts a stronger overall entry than the Olympic Games with bigger draws in all events.  Emirates Arena 21st to 27th August 2017.   European Rugby’s Challenge and Champions Cup finals are… Read more »

Summer of Highland Games 2017

What do you get when you combine international athletes, local communities and visitors at a Highland games in Scotland? A warm welcome and a cracking family-friendly day out! With traditional heavy athletic events like tug-o-war and the caber toss, as well as Highland dance competitions, track and field events, and piping, the games are a… Read more »

The House Folk Music Festival

The festival is now in its 8th year and takes place over three nights in the wonderful setting of Kinlochard in the Trossachs, 11th – 13th November 2015. The concerts offer an expo of bagpipe, accordion, strings, fiddle, vocals and flute music fusing traditional and contemporary Scottish styles. Each night differs from the other but… Read more »

Scotland to host ‘Worlds’ again

Glasgow has won the right to host the World Pipe Band Championships until 2021 continuing a relationship which has stretched back almost seven decades. The championships, which are affectionately known as The Worlds, attract more than 200 bands and thousands of spectators each year to Glasgow Green.  This year the event is on 14th and… Read more »

Summer of Highland Games

Taking place across Scotland every summer weekend, Highland games are friendly events drawing local communities, international athletes and visitors alike. Come to experience the awesome heavy events, graceful Highland dancing and thrilling track and field competitions, not to mention the incredible sounds of the marching pipes and drums.  Download the free guide at