Genealogy

The Trosscahs area is renowned for many ancient families passing through. At Lochend itself Robin Og, Rob Roy MacGregor’s brother and undoubtedly the black sheep, was holed up for a short time with a ‘woman of standing’, Jennie Kay from Balfron…whom he’d kidnapped and forcablely married and for which he was later hung!! The powerful […]


What’s On Locally in August

Hand-picked local events by the Lochend team, based on things we love 😍 IT’s FESTIVAL month! 2-30.8.17 @ 11.15am to 4pm Wallace Monument, Abbeycraig, Causewayhed, Stirling. This is the month in 1305 when Wallace was capture and killed. The monument have wonderful, costumed depictions of the many different parts of this famous, historic mans story. Well worth […]


Field Sports in our area

We’ve happily joined some of VisitScotland Welcome Schemes, one of which is to welcome people interested in field sports. Growing up here in the 70’s and 80’s we were bordering on the self sufficient thanks to Dad and the boys, Topher and Nick shooting and Mum and Dad’s gardening expertise. So whilst Lochend is now a […]


What’s on Locally in July

Hand-picked local events by the Lochend team, based on things we love 😍 28/6-2/7/17, through the day Edinburgh Film Festival World renown festival’s in Scotland’s capital kicks off with the Film Festival. Close to Victoria’s heart this is an extravaganza, from documentaries to world premiere’s, most notably, for me, this year Stanley Tucci bring his newest directorial […]


The Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology

This is VisitScotland’s of ‘History, Heritage and Archaeology’ and for those of you that fancy visiting some special places, I’ll be posting some cracking days out near Lochend. Stirling Castle. Our great friends the Makay-Daltons were visiting from London and Pip and Lottie decided a day out at Stirling Castle was in order because the […]


What’s on Locally in June

Hand-picked local events by the Lochend team, based on things we love 😍 2-24/6/17 @ 11am – 7pm, various days Return to the Ridings The “Return to the Ridings” is a celebration of the riding of the boundaries that has taken place for centuries with 11 towns in the Scottish Borders using horses for the traditional ride […]


Bluebells down the Bike park

Having had what Ralph, Bunty’s boyfriend, thinks is a drout (and in Scotland that’s no far off it!) we had a down pour last weekend and then everything sprouted, not least these gorgeous seasonal wee flowers. Whilst also pulling weeds up on our monthly maintenance of the nature trail, the sun was being dappled by […]


Deux Chevaux Style

Our lovely customers in the Pine Lodge this week are enjoying the sunshine and seeing Scotland in style. I remember hankering after one of these for years. And Nick had a banana yellow one for a year or so in the 80’s!! Happy Days!  


What’s on locally in May

Hand-picked local events by the Lochend team, based on things we love 😍 The Highland Games start in Scotland in May and carry on into September, follow the link for all the listings. Because of our central location it is possible to day trip to a least one a month!! http://www.shga.co.uk/visitor-events.php   4-15th May @ various times […]


#SCOTSPIRT

Spring has properly sprung! , The lambs in the surrounding fields are all racing and jumping for joy, the Oyster catchers are trying to distract everybody away from their nest with the ‘oooo I’ve got a broken wing’ trick, The Ospreys are back fishing in the Lake and the fishermen are back fishing in the […]