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Our story about Loch Lomond and theTrossachs National Park’s plans to close Millarochy Bay - one of just two public slipways on Loch Lomond - has been met with anger by local people.
Stephen Edward Crossan posted on Facebook:“This quote from the National Park seems very arrogant “the slipway closure is an operational decision so it does not require any input from the public”- well there’s plenty of input now and I hope they have enough respect to consider the boating community who are in the main respectful and considerate Loch users. This will affect many people who regularly spend summers at Millarochy.
“We recently attended a charette held by the Park Authority and the consensus was that we needed more public jettys and more slipways. Just one slipway at Balloch is not enough to serve the whole 26 miles of Loch. “Surely that’s obvious. “No access at all during the weekend ofThe Great Scottish Swim then?
“Any incidents or hold ups on the slip over the season and people can be delayed for hours.
“We are meant to be welcoming people here, making their experience as easy and straightforward as possible.”
Fiona Ritchie added:“What an absolute load of codswallop.
“When I used the Duncan Memorial Slipway there was no assistance from staff - they mostly sat in the office or stood and watched you.
“So to suggest that staffing Millarochy Bay is not a good use of their resources is an absolute joke.”
Paul Mellotte said:“These people are really unrealistic and ignorant.
“Why do they feel it’s an operational issue like they are some sort of big company cutting a small cost that is not relevant to them !?
“All they have to do is open the gate in the mornings and close it at night and let us adults get on with launching our boats when we want to.
“They have not consulted the public when it is public land and has been used for many many years to launch private trailer boats.
“Also, they have complete disregard for the people that are on holiday or up for the weekend to the east side of Loch Lomond that have craft to launch.
“Is it really fair this? I don’t think so.”
“We have put up with enough. It has to stop now.
“The arrogance of these people astounds me.”