Drinking ban on east side of Loch Lomond

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  1. scotjimland

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    other measures

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    Oh well the sales of pepsi max is going to slump.:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    and Scotland's 'other' national drink ... Irn-Bru
     
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    Rules rules rules though:Doh:
     
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    Once again our "elected representatives" decide that choosing to restrict the rights of the law abiding majority, is the solution to a problem caused by a very small minority.

    Straightforward old fashioned policing using the many existing laws we have could reduce and stop these problems, but that would mean investing in Police Officers and Wardens?

    That might have a cost implication... so lets just reduce the human rights of all.

    That's the Liberal Democrative Society of modern Britain.....
     
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    I don't know the East side of the Loch. So what's so special about it that they have to ban alcohol on that side.....?
     
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    The East side is where many went to wild camp, fish, walk and climb. It is the 'wildest' part of the loch and IMO the most beautiful .. The road eventually stops so there is no huge volume of traffic ..

    The ban has been brought in because of 'wild' parties held by louts and scum who buy cheap camping gear and even cheaper booze.. leave a mess, dump human waste and in general cause mayhem, they don't respect the countryside or others who enjoy the great outdoors responsibly. Wild camping, whether under bushes, hedges, trees, canvass or motorised is also banned.
     
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    terrible shame as I agree it is a lovely part of the country, will give it a miss now. I am glad we visited before the ban. There was no sign of problems when we went to Balmaha in Sept 2009. Everything was clean and tidy, we wild parked for a few days in different places only staying a day at a time. As always we suffer from the actions of others.
     
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    Totally agree with jim about the ones that cause this and about east side being very beautiful i also think it could be a different council on the west side not 100% sure just have a feeling.

    Gerry
     
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    You never know, they may rebuild Hadrians wall, and keep the English out.

    Doug...
     
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    No That's wrong-it is to keep the Jocks in!!!
     
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    Its all under the Trossacks National Park now Gerry. The local councils have no say in planning matters. The change in the regulations has been made by the Scottish Parliament, as it over rides the law that allows wild camping away from roads and populated places in tents.
     
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    Hi John i did wonder but if you look at Jims post it states the following.

    JUSTICE Secretary Kenny MacAskill has given Stirling Council permission to introduce a ban on the public consumption of alcohol on the east side of Loch Lomond, from Drymen to Rowardennan.

    The new measure makes it an offence for any person to consume alcohol in public spots from June 1.

    I think the drinking ban is seperate from the camping one is it not so it may be council that did one and the TNP the other or am i just reading this statement wrong, which is the more likely :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Gerry
     
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    They'll regret it & the local traders will complain because even those who DON"T cause trouble will avoid the place resulting in a considerable loss of trade
     
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    Why would law abiding people avoid the area ?

    I can only speak for myself, but it would make it more attractive to me ..

    Pilot schemes in other areas have been a success...

     
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    Really Who says the authority that imposed them cos theres no one else who will as I doubt the local traders are even asked. Anyway time will tell gve it one summer & see what happens
     
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    Thanks Gerry.

    Its me that didn't read it properly. It is this drink plus drugs problem that has led to the camping ban. A good move in my opinion to remove the ability to booze in that area. I could lead to the camping ban being eased if sucessfull.
     
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