Our National Park
AHISS is situated outside the village of Arrochar in the West of Scotland. It is less than 1 hour’s drive from Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city and 2 hours drive from Edinburgh, our capital city.
We are located in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs’s National Park, and Ardmay House sits on the edge of Loch Long (Scotland’s deepest lake)!
The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park became fully operational on 19 July 2002 and was officially opened by Princess Anne on 24 July 2002.
Key facts about the National Park:
- The Park is 1,865 sq km (720 sq miles) and has a boundary length of 350km (220miles).
- 50% of Scotland’s population lives within an hour’s drive of the National Park.
- There are 21 Munros (mountains above 3,000ft) in the Park and the highest is Ben More at 1,174m.
- There are 19 Corbetts (mountains between 2,500ft and 3,000ft).
- There are 22 larger lochs, with numerous smaller lochs and lochans, and about 50 rivers and large burns.
- 15,168 people live in the National Park (2011 census).
- There are two Forest Parks – Queen Elizabeth in the Trossachs and Argyll in Cowal.
- The National Park contains one of the UK’s largest National Nature Reserves – The Great Trossachs Forest.
Further information about Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park can be found on it’s website: https://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/