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Happy Festival of Learning Week from Gartmore House

Happy Festival of Learning Week from Gartmore House

Today marks the start of the Festival of Learning Week, which is a celebration of lifelong learning and an opportunity for everyone to get involved and have a go.  Whether you already have a passion to learn, are thinking about having a go at learning something new,...

National Sewing Machine Day

National Sewing Machine Day

Today is National Sewing Machine Day and there are so many benefits to this fantastic creation. A sewing machine allows us to make our own clothes, to repair worn, torn or unused clothes and perhaps to re-design old clothing.  Who doesn't love to be a fashion trend...

National Walking Month – Discover Scotland and Get Fit

National Walking Month – Discover Scotland and Get Fit

May is National Walking Month, which came about to remind us of the benefits of walking and taking ourselves away from the screens and the 'to do' lists.  It is a way to encourage everyone to walk more, no matter what our level of fitness is. Walking is a free form of...

Local and Community History Month

Local and Community History Month

It is local and community history month, which has a purpose to increase awareness of local history and encourage all members of the community to participate and share stories.   At Gartmore House and our surrounding Estate, located in the stunning Trossachs and Loch...

Happy International Dance Day – Why We Should Dance More

Happy International Dance Day – Why We Should Dance More

Happy International Dance Day, a celebration for anyone who loves to dance.  It is hard to believe how many places frown upon or outright ban the act of dancing.  We believe that life is for dancing and agree with Chicago teen Ren McCormack, who stood up for the...

10 Reasons Why We Love Spring

10 Reasons Why We Love Spring

Spring is upon us and it is time to turn down the fire, get back outside and embrace new adventures. Here are 10 reasons why we love spring. 1. Longer Days With daylight savings, there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy evening walks or even a coffee outdoors, for an...

Top 10 Walks in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Top 10 Walks in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Read our top 10 walks around Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.  A fantastic place to go walking and exploring all year round. 1. Tigh Mor to Kinlochard via Ben Venue Starting from Loch Achray follow forestry tracks to reach the hill path which follows Glen...

Valentine Gifts at Gartmore House

Valentine Gifts at Gartmore House

Valentine's Gift Vouchers They say that true happiness is made from experiences and moments over material things.  With Valentine’s Day upon us, why not treat a loved one to an activity break gift voucher at Gartmore House? Located in the stunning Loch Lomond and The...

Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

Happy Inspire Your Heart With Art Day! We love art here at Gartmore House, and offer a range of art breaks to get those creative juices flowing. From watercolour painting holidays to felting courses , we have it covered. Inspire Your Heart With Art Day is an...