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Visitors urged to check local restrictions before visiting National Park

Visitors and those living in and around Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park are being reminded of new guidance introduced this week which sees different levels of restrictions in place across the area.

Chief Executive of the National Park Authority, Gordon Watson, has issued the reminder following the new protection levels put in place by the Scottish Government according to local authorities.

The National Park, which covers an area of 720 square miles, crosses over four different council areas.

Gordon Watson, Chief Executive of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, said: “With the new national protection measures now in place we are asking all local residents and visitors to the National Park to please think carefully about any non-essential travel to, from and around the National Park at the moment.

“We all have a part to play in helping to stop the spread of the virus so it’s vital that we’re all aware of the different levels of restrictions in place across the National Park. This is a large area covered by four different local authorities so the tiered levels of restrictions are not the same across the National Park.

“The Scottish Government’s guidance is to avoid unnecessary travel to or from Level Three local authority areas. This applies to a large area of the National Park. For outdoor exercise the guidance for those within Level 3 areas is to keep travel to roughly five miles from your local authority area.

“As we are now moving into the Winter period, please also be aware that many facilities such as public toilets have moved to winter opening hours. Information is provided on the National Park website to help people check on local restrictions and visitors facilities when thinking about visiting.”

A map showing the local authority protection levels within the National Park and information on visitor facilities has been provided.

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