port of menteith

This is the Port of Menteith


Port of Menteith is a rural, largely farming community, the heart of which is situated around the church and hotel on the shore of Scotland’s only lake, the Lake of Menteith. The village lies in the shadow of the Menteith Hills, which rise steeply to the north and are the very edge of the Highlands.

To the south lies the Forth Valley’s flat carselands with Flanders Moss, the largest raised peat bog in Europe and important National Nature Reserve at its centre. The scattered hamlet of Ruskie to the east spans the road to the City of Stirling, whilst the road following the northern shore of the lake, takes the traveller west towards the dramatic scenery of the Trossachs.


The Lake of Menteith, one of Scotland’s most important trout fisheries, is also a haven for wildlife, with ospreys present during the spring and summer and large numbers of geese roosting here during autumn and winter. In the centre of the Lake, the peaceful, ruined island priory of Inchmahome can be reached by a regular ferry service between Easter and October.

Scenically, Port of Menteith, whilst essentially lowland in character, offers tantalising flavours of the Highlands with the shapely peak of Ben Lomond providing a stunning backdrop to the Lake itself.

This is a haven of beauty and calm.

What's On

Thursday 11th June at 7:00pm – Sustainability workshop

Looking to get a couple of speakers along to raise awareness and give out some great ideas, hints and tips.

Saturday 22nd August at 4:00pm – Community BBQ

Possible theme to be VJ Day celebrations, dressing up is optional, looking to do a flower/veg competition, children’s VJ Day painting competition along with lots of community spirit and great fun. This event will be organised in conjunction with our Community Council.

Sunday 4th October at 11:00am – Sunday Blether

They’re back! Tea, Coffee, Home Baking, the Sunday Papers and of course a Blether.

Quick Notes

Road Closure 3rd-12th June – A81

UPDATED DETAILS regarding the road closure at Cock Hill, i.e. the A81 between its junction with the A873 at Hammersmith and its junction with the B8032. It will be completely closed for resurfacing and patching from start of work on Wednesday morning, 3rd June – close of work on Friday evening, 5th June.  It will then be open over the weekend 6th/7th June until start of work on Monday morning, 8th June – close of work on Friday evening, 12th June - unless, of course, the work finishes earlier. The diversion will be via the A873 to Thornhill and the B8032 to Callander.

The Carse of Stirling Partnership

Please see the latest newsletter from the Carse of Stirling Partnership here