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 […]

What’s on Locally In April

Hand-picked events by the Lochend team for the month of April, based on things we love 😍 1-2/4/17 @ 10am-6pm on both days ‘Loch Lomond Springfest’. A festival grown from a celebration of local food and drink but now with festival arms and legs! Music, events lots to see and do. Balloch Free with some […]


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What’s On Locally in January

Hand-picked events by the Lochend team for the month of January, based on things we love 😍   22/01/2017  @ 12-2pm ‘Revel with Rabbie’ Actors bringing to life Rabbie’s poetry in the magnificent grounds Stirling Castle Adults £14.50 Concession £11.60 Kids £8.70 performance included in the admission cost   22/01/2017 @ 10am-4pm ‘Hot Hatch […]

2013 Homecoming themed photo competition

I’d like to thank all our customers who send in beautiful pictures and made it very hard to decide on the winners of this years competition. However after much deliberation here they are, the photos and their homecoming stories. 1st Prize of a week in a Cedar cabin goes to… Julie and Gordon Steele from […]

Commonwealth Games Tickets on sale

Our family are looking forward to Badminton, looking out especially for Kirsty Gilmore, and gymnastics which our Pip wishes she was participating in!  

Beautiful evening to end a Funnimoon!

After two weeks, and including a scottish tan, Kath and Irena’s ‘funnimoon’ came to an end and this is how their romantic hideaway looked on the last evening. Lovely to celebrate with you both and see you soon x

Ploughing the vintage way

The Buchlyvie District Ploughing Society was formed in 1872 and this year they had their ploughing competition in a field at the Mains of Baquhapple farm, Thornhill. Of course mondernisation is essential but I can’t help but feel farmers were more connected to the land when it had to be toiled in this way. I suspect […]

Scots Pine Branch Snaps Off!

Sitting watching telly on Wednesday night last week and we hear what sounds like one of those big sparkly fireworks going off. A quick look out and we can’t see anymore going off and Chris ponders… ‘Tree down’? Thursday morning revealed this…as there is no rot it does make us wonder if it should come down […]