GARTOCHARN, village on Old Military Road (A811), within the Kilmaronock district.
ACCESS : Easy access by car and bus.
Gartocharn is a village just east of Balloch and the southern of Loch Lomond on the Old Military Road otherwise known as the A811 and within the Kilmaronock district. But don't let the aparent feeling that this is just a drive through village fool you. This is a vibrant community and and the epicentre of much more. There is usually something going on at the community centre. Close by are ROSS PRIORY, DUNCRYNE HILL and the LOCH LOMOND BIRD RESERVE on LOCH LOMOND. Each of these is described elsewhere on this website.
For many years it was the home of Tom Weir MBE, remowned for his writing and tv documentaries on hillwalking, and his wife Rona, who for many years was the primary school headteacher.
This house was the United Free Church manse and is C listed.
This building in School Road is now holiday accommodation.
There is a walk from the Community Centre through to the shore of Loch Lomond. You may meet some of the locals along the way.
GARTOCHARN.ORG village website : https://gartocharn.org/
KILMARONOCK CUMMUNITY COUNCIL website : https://kilmaronockcc.org/
LOCH LOMOND AND THE TROSSACHS NATIONAL PARK website : https://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/discover-the-park/towns-villages/drymen-gartocharn/#:~:text=Gartocharn%20can%20also%20boast%20of%20impressive%20historical%20remains,Lake%20in%201810%20and%20Rob%20Roy%20in%201871.
WIKIPEDIA : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gartocharn