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Water bus added to Lomond service
by David McPhee
VISITORS to Loch Lomond will benefit from a new route that has been added to the water bus service.
From Wednesday July 6 the floating bus will travel from Loch Lomond Shores in Balloch to Inchmurrin and then on to Inchcailloch, giving people the opportunity to explore the islands.
Clyde Cruises will operate the route. The company join Cruise Loch Lomond, Sweeney’s Cruises and SS Sir Walter Scott in offering water bus services across the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, which attracts four million visitors each year.
Mairi Bell, head of tourism for Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, said: ‘We are thrilled to be opening this new water bus route today, giving people even more options for exploring the Loch and creating great days out in the national park.
‘This route from Balloch is just a few minutes’ walk from the train and makes it easier than ever for visitors to leave their car at home and visit Loch Lomond. We’ve seen a rise in people wanting to take in the spectacular scenery of the national park by foot, by bike, by boat, or by a combination of the three.
‘The new route will help visitors to join up their journeys and experience a wide range of activities that allow them to make the most of their visit.’