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 […]

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 […]

The Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology

This is VisitScotlands year of ‘History, Heritage and Archaeology’ and for anybody interested in these topics I’ll do a monthly post on a belter of a day out from Lochend. First Up: Rough Castle Fort on Antonies Wall. I was driving my Mum and Dad to a 90th birthday celebration at a venue near Kilsyth […]

What’s On Locally in March

Hand-picked events by the Lochend team for the month of February, based on things we love 😍   2/3/17 @ 8PM ‘McGoldrick, McCusker, Doyle’. Three of the finest Celtic musicians, flute fiddle and guitar, have a very amiable get together and you get to watch the magic! Tolbooth Theatre, Stirling £17/15 http://culturestirling.org/events/mcgoldrick-mccusker-doyle/   Until the […]

What’s On Locally in February

Hand-picked events by the Lochend team for the month of February, based on things we love 😍   4/02/2017 @ 8PM ‘Fara’ Traditional scots fiddle playing and some amazing harmonious singing. 4 girls from Orkney Tolbooth Theatre, Stirling £13/11 Follow Link   4/02/2017 @ 10am to 4pm ‘Introduction to greenwood working’ Workshop day learning about […]

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 http://www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk/whatson/events/revel-with-rabbie/   22/01/2017 @ 10am-4pm ‘Hot Hatch […]

Meet Ernest!

Meet Ernest, a wild Mallard cross with a Magpie duck. Storm Barbara must have blown him (her?) off course and Lochend is a happy haven for ducks. Larry and Lavina are proper chums now with the ‘wild’ boys and girls are extending the Lochend Welcome which is so important to us!

Luxury Kitchen Goods

We are upping the luxury in the Lux A lodge kitchens. We continue to add to ‘Osprey’ and ‘Heron’ and this week it’s the kitchen goodies that are getting us excited! What a view to prep your dinner from….  

Bunty’s Offerings

Not the best photos, but these are some of the things I’ve been making the last week. I’ve set up a wee workshop at home and starting to sell pieces on Etsy but if anyone’s interested, or if you’d like to commission something in particular, just let me know!  Hope you all like it x

Calling all Lavender Ducks

A few weeks ago we found a rather lovely looking pair of ducks who were jostling for food in amongst the Mallards, after a Facebook plea, the fabulously knowledgable Andrew MacGillivray (see you in a couple of weeks!) was able to tell us that they are Lavender Calling Ducks.