Lodge House activity hub ready for business

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Forest Enterprise Scotland will this week (Wednesday 5th October 12pm) open a new activity hub that offers the ideal, get-away-from-it-all meeting space.

The Lodge House – built in the 1960s as part of the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre near Aberfoyle– was originally the site warden’s house.

Now, extensively refurbished, this listed building has been transformed into a unique, stand-alone facility in the beautiful surroundings of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.

Will Huckerby, for the FES team in Aberfoyle, said;

“It’s a fantastic little facility that is ideal for business meetings, school groups, or outdoor activity groups.

“The fully accessible building can take groups of up to 20 people at a time and has everything you’d expect – wi-fi hook up, presentation equipment and event some catering facilities.

“It’s a peaceful, inspiring setting but is also the ideal spot for a fully interactive forest experience. There are extensive forest and hill trails on hand, opportunities for wildlife viewing and, of course, the Go Ape high ropes course. And if that’s not enticing enough, there’s also the Lodge Visitor Centre itself, with its café, shop and interpretation.”

The activity hub is now open for year-round booking and anyone interested in finding out more should contact FES staff at The Lodge on 0300 067 6615 or at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The development of this listed building has been made possible through Forest Enterprise Scotland, Scottish Government’s Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund, local community / business groups and the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park education and planning teams.

Stewart Harris, Chief Executive of sportscotland, said: 

“At sportscotland we are building a world-class sporting system for everyone in Scotland and a big part of that is delivering sporting and recreational opportunities within communities.

“The development of the activity hub is great way to encourage links between schools and clubs and help them to make the most of the fantastic outdoor environment that Scotland has to offer. 

“That’s why we were delighted to invest £84,000 from the Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund in this innovative and educational project.”

The project has also received valuable support from Pick Everard, JM Architects and Marshall Construction.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  3. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  4. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.