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

Wednesday 20th May at 7:00pm – IT help workshop

Help getting on line, from the power button to skype’ing and Internet safety. All ages, all welcome. If you wish to come along and pass on your expertise please let the committee know.

Saturday 30th May at 9:30 – Help the hall day

Can you come along and help us to clean up around the outside of the Hall. We need some help with grass cutting, weeding, preserving the Jubilee bench and a few other bits. Tea and biscuits for payment.

Friday 5th June at 7:30pm – Family Beetle Drive

For those who remember the last time, not only did we all have great fun, we found out who was competitive in our community. Guaranteed to be a fun night.

Quick Notes

Aberfoyle School Crossing Patrol

Want a job for a few hours a week?   See Aberfoyle School Crossing Patrol

Road Closure 1st-12th June – A81

We have received notification of the closure of Cock Hill for road repairs 1st – 12th June 2015.
The ORDER will close A81 Glasgow – Callander road. The section from the junction with the A873 to the junction of the B822 from 1-6-15 until 12-6-15 to facilitate carriageway patching for surface dressing. NB: the actual location of the work is from the junction with the A873 to Loch Rusky. Emergency service access will be maintained Alternative Routes: via A873, B822 and vice versa.

The Carse of Stirling Partnership

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