The Lochside Blog

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 visitscotland.com

‘Full Steam Ahead”

The steamship ‘Sir Walter Scott’ is now sailing daily from Trossachs Pier to Stronachlachar.  The ‘Lady of the Lake’ has now also commenced her summer timetable departing from Stronachlachar at 2.30pm and 5.15pm.  Book your tickets at The Loch Katrine Experience. Why not combine a sailing with a walk along the shore of Loch Katrine or cycle ride and experience… Read more »

The Great Tartan Skidaddle

To celebrate the opening of their new Visitor Gateways and The Great Trossachs Path, The Great Trossachs Forest are planning a fantastic week of events. There is something for everyone to enjoy. From 11 April to 18 April 2015 a host of activities will be held at various locations within the forest. There are two… Read more »

New menu in The Pier Cafe

The Pier Cafe offers an ideal location to enjoy the stunning view over Loch Katrine from our conservatory.  Choose from our wide variety of coffee’s and cakes, or enjoy lunch from our extensive menu. Gluten free options available. We also have a large range of books and maps on the area in our gift shop.