Could you be a Loch Ken Volunteer Ranger?

We are launching our Volunteer Ranger Scheme this year and are appealing for applications from members of the community. You do not need any experience to apply, although expertise in environmental education, resilience work or water safety would be beneficial. Volunteering with us is a great way to meet people,

University Field Trip

Last week we welcomed students from the University of Glasgow who are currently studying the postgraduate degree MSc Sustainable Tourism and Global Challenges. We met at the CatStrand where Loch Ken Trust Manager, Barney Fryer, spoke about the work of the Trust and Loch Ken Ranger Service. Head Ranger Leanne


It’s almost time for our Annual General Meeting! All our Ordinary and Associate Members are invited to attend. This will be held on Thursday 23rd November at 5pm at The Smiddy, Balmaclellan. Please click on the link below for full details AGM- Notice of Meeting

Ranger Cookout

We had a great evening last week for our Sausage Sizzle, a part of the Glenkens Food Month. With kind permission from the landowner, Head Ranger Leanne, and Seasonal Ranger Annabelle were on hand to assist with building campfires responsibly under the Ken Bridge.     We cooked our dinner

Ranger Cookout

As part of Glenkens Food Month, we are holding a ‘Sausage Sizzle’ on the Banks of Loch Ken on Thursday 7th September 5-6.30pm           With guidance from our Ranger, build a fire, cook your dinner and safely leave no trace. This event is free, but places

Loch Ken Family Fun Day

We had a great day at our Loch Ken Family Fun Day, and we would like to thank everyone who came along and each and every one of the organisations that came supported our event. There were great water safety exhibitions, demonstrations and activities for all. We were please to

Meet our Seasonal Ranger

We have recently appointed a Seasonal Ranger to assist Senior Ranger Leanne Pumpr with patrolling Loch Ken over the peak season, Annabelle Gurney took up her Seasonal Ranger role at the beginning of July and is already enjoying patrols around Loch Ken. “ I grew up living close to Loch Lomond