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Byelaw passed to ban camping near Loch Lomond

A new byelaw may affect those looking to take out camping insurance before a trip to Scotland.

The Lennox Herald reports how legislation will be introduced on June 1st that will prevent people from pitching up near East Loch Lomond.

Under the rules, individuals will be banned from camping overnight in an area covering nine miles between Drymen and Rowardennan from March 1st to October 31st.

Environment minister Roseanna Cunningham welcomed the byelaw and explained that it is designed to help preserve the wildlife and “beauty” of the area.

She said: “East Loch Lomond has come under increasing pressure from litter, campfires and anti-social behaviour … which has threatened to spoil the experience for the many thousands who travel to the area.”

The Forestry Commission describes the woodland around the Loch as the perfect place to explore the highlands with a number of great view points for walkers keen to view an abundance of plant and animal life.

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