A POPULAR Scottish beauty spot receiving more than £2 million in investment is moving ahead this month with improvements ahead of another busy tourist season.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park will be subject to a number of renovations, with the National Park Authority’s set for a makeover of landmarks and visitor facilities.

The park’s iconic attractions of Conic Hill and Bracklinn Falls will undergo a revamp just before the park’s busiest months.

The national park saw unprecedented numbers of visitors throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and numbers remained high in 2022 as foreign tourists, as well as locals, returned.

Conic Hill, near Balmaha, received a £900,000 construction package for delivery over three years, dedicated to enhancing the degraded walking path. 

At Bracklinn Falls in Callander, a replacement bridge is being installed, alongside safety barriers, benches and information displays, ahead of the peak visitor spell this summer.

Over 70,000 sightseers frequent this spot every year, and the new bridge will provide a viewing platform for the picturesque waterfalls.

Additionally, a “master plan” for developments in Tarbet has submitted proposals to make improvements to the pier picnic site. 

Accessibility for transport is the main focus of these proposals, including improved cycling routes, electric vehicle charging points and a sustainable travel hub, as well as an overall upgrade to the main car park to encourage a better flow for coaches and shuttle buses.

Stuart Mearns, director of Place at Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, said: “The National Park is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor destinations and alongside ongoing work to support visitors, land managers and communities during the peak season, we are developing longer-term plans to improve visitor services and infrastructure.

“Beyond these three projects, we continue to review priorities for future investment throughout the Park and for ways we can encourage, and collaborate with, partners to upgrade their visitor sites.”