THE Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park authority has urged campers to leave their tents at home as the Park as toilets and car parks reopen.

From Friday, July 3, the five-mile restriction on travel has been lifted and some visitor facilities at the National park are reopening, but does not include campsites or camping permit areas, which is in line with Scottish Government guidance on no camping in tents.

Campers are being asked to wait until it is confirmed that Scotland’s tourism sector can re-open, hopefully on July 15.

Gordon Watson, Chief Executive of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, said: “While the Scottish Government has confirmed that travel restrictions are easing, and that some self-contained accommodation can open this does not include wild camping or campsites with shared facilities.

“All National Park campsites and camping permit areas remain closed for now. Camping Management Byelaws covering these areas are still in effect and are being enforced.”

The LLTNP authority has announced the opening of several car parks and visitor facilities as well, with Moss of Balloch car park and Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway car park, toilets and boating facilities reopening to the public.

Further up the loch, Luss car park and toilets will be open for use, as well as Firkin Point car park and toilets to the north.