THE CARROCHAN, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Authority headquarters, Carrochan Road, Balloch, G83 8EG
ACCESS : Fully accessible for all. Public entry is dependent on appointments or events.
This sinuous building in stone and timber was designed by Page and Park, architects. It is very modern, but with references to traditional materials and forms.
This is the headquarters of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority. The park extends over much of the western part of the southern highlands and contains many mountains and lochs. It is the fourth largest national park in the British Isles, with a total area of 1,865 km2 (720 sq mi) and a boundary of some 350 km (220 mi) in length. It includes 21 Munros (including Ben Lomond, Ben Lui, Beinn Challuim, Ben More and two peaks called Ben Vorlich) and 20 Corbetts. [Wiki]. And it overlaps parts of the regional local authorities of Argyll and Bute, Stirling and West Dunbartonshire. This means that West Dunbartonshire extends into the Park from Balloch to Inchmurrin and other areas. And it means that some roles of local authority, such as planning, are within the mandate of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority. The Carrochan building is where this is centred.
LOCH LOMOND AND THE TROSSACH NATIONAL PARK : https://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/ General park information; http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Carrochan-rooms-brochure-web.pdf Rentable spaces; https://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Carrochan-Accessiblity-Guide.pdf Accessibility guide.