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Statement on the change in lockdown restrictions in Scotland

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority Chief Executive, Gordon Watson, said: “Getting outside into fresh air for exercise has huge benefits for both our physical and mental wellbeing. That’s even more important for people at this difficult time, so we know that the small change to Scottish Government rules to allow people to exercise outside more often close to home will make a big difference to many.

“However, the advice on non-essential travel has not changed and outdoor exercise must continue to only be carried out close to home.

“This means that people should still not be travelling to the National Park unnecessarily for day trips or outdoor activities at this time. Visitor facilities including car parks, toilets and campsites remain closed. This also applies to people considering travelling to Scotland from England who would still need to abide by current Scottish restrictions.

“We know this is difficult and that there is a temptation to venture further as lockdown restrictions change. However we urge everyone to follow the Scottish Government’s guidance to stay at home, stay local for exercise and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 to other communities and areas.

“The National Park and all that it has to offer will be waiting to welcome you in safer times.”

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