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£100m theme park planned for Loch Lomond

May 4 2011

£100m theme park planned for Loch Lomond

Glaswegian entrepreneur Wayne Gardner-Young has set his sights on the bonnie banks for his latest venture, a £100m theme park.

Incorporating zip slides, treehouses and a spa the park is claimed, will work with the existing nature and setting of the famed National Park setting.

The attraction would be built alongside its own hotel, caravan park and holiday lodges.

It won’t be Young’s first venture within the Park, the developer is currently constructing 15 holiday lodges in Balmaha and has acquired the Buchanan Arms Hotel in Drymen.

Gardner-Young told the Herald: “Negotiations are continuing, so I don’t want to be exact. I will say it will be situated right on the shores of Loch Lomond and there is little doubt this will happen.”

Backing up this belief Young added: “I deal with planning boards all over Scotland, and it is amazing how proactive the planners at the park authority are. They are very business-minded and, if you ask me, a breath of fresh air. It is exactly what the area needs.”

The project remains in the pre-planning application stage and coukld take five years to develop.


#1 Posted by Jimbo on 4 May 2011 at 13:38 PM
Hang on, zipslides and treehouses don't cost £100m... ahh, spa, hotel, caravan park and lodges. Def what the National Park needs, eejits in quasqhais and 4x4 minis with jetskis in what will no doubt be an entirely unsustainable location. Lomond shores, the most horrific development in the world, mark 2 by the sounds of it.
Linda More
#2 Posted by Linda More on 4 May 2011 at 17:18 PM
The Buchanan Arms Bowling Green (Drymen)celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, and has almost 60 members who live locally, yet Mr Gardner Young has given them notice to vacate the green at the end of this year. So much for what the area 'needs'. Surely the needs of locals as well as tourists should be considered!
Auntie Nairn
#3 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 6 May 2011 at 14:33 PM
Obviously Wayne Gardner-Young doesn't give a crap about "exactly what the area needs" and is steadfastly focused on lining his pockets with as much of yours, mine and anybody else's money he can get. If the environment around Loch Lomond suffers, I'm sure he cares not a jot,

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