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Loch Lomond Byelaws Review – Glossary

This glossary has been developed to help aid understanding of some of the terminology in the review of the Loch Lomond Byelaws. 

11kph speed limit areas/Low speed limit areas
Areas of the Loch where speed limits of 11kph already apply under the Loch Lomond Byelaws 2013.

Instances where byelaws were considered to have been broken, recorded by National Park Rangers or another authorised officer. All contraventions recorded are deemed as alleged until they have been processed by the Procurator Fiscal with a conviction.

Annual Mark
Annual Marks are provided by the National Park Authority for display on vessels registered for use on Loch Lomond. These change every year in order to maintain a record of currently registered vessels.

A small shelter or compartment, especially on a boat and usually housed at the front of smaller vessels.

Low-Powered Activity Zones
Zones being proposed in this consultation where only non-powered vessels or vessels under 15 horsepower (11.2 kilowatts) are allowed.

Low or non-powered activity
Activities on the Loch requiring no vessels, such as swimming or paddling; non-powered vessels, such as canoes, stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) or kayaks; or powered-vessels under 15 horsepower (11.2 kilowatts), such as a tender or small fishing boat.

The person aboard having the control or charge of a vessel.

Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
A device, such as a lifejacket or buoyancy aid, which is worn by a Loch userto help keep them afloat and contribute to
the prevention of drowning.

Personal Water Craft (PWC)
A recreational watercraft such as a jet ski or a jet bike that a rider sits, stands, or kneels on rather than within the
confines of a hull.

Power-driven vessels
Any vessel fitted with an engine, or other form of mechanical power.

The current process of registering a power-driven vessel for use on Loch Lomond. This consultation also proposes an additional scheme to register users who wish to take charge of a vessel.

Registration number
The number allocated by the National Park Authority to the registered owner of any power-driven vessel when itis first registered for use on Loch Lomond.

Registered owner
The person that has registered a power-driven vessel for use on Loch Lomond.

A small boat that runs back and forth to a bigger boat (or ship) is called a tender generally because it tends to the needs of the larger craft. Recreational boats sometimes call their tenders ‘dinghies’.

To fish by trailing a lure or baited line along behind a vessel.

Any craft used as a means of transportation on, in or under or landing on water.

Vessels under 5 horsepower
Examples include tenders, canoes or other small vessels fitted with electric engines.

Vessels under 15 horsepower
Examples include fishing boats,tenders, dinghies.

Vessels with greater engine than 15 horsepower
Examples include PWCs, speedboats, motor cruisers, ferries,  cruise boats.

Young person/people
Anyone under 16 years old.

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