PEOPLE planning to visit Loch Lomond over the summer months are being warned to do so responsibly.

It comes as Police Scotland has launched Operation Balaton.

This is a multi-agency partnership that pulls together resources to provide a coordinated response to incidents within popular tourist locations.

What agencies are involved in Operation Balaton?

  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Fire & Rescue
  • British Transport Police
  • West Dunbartonshire Council
  • Argyll & Bute Council
  • National Park
  • ScotRail

Operation Balaton focuses on reducing the impact of anti-social behaviour, alcohol consumption, and promoting water safety by providing a “robust, proportionate, and effective response”.

Officers said they have been planning their response and will continue to have a presence within parks and communities during this period.

It is hoped this partnership will maximise policing capabilities to ensure that Loch Lomond remains a safe place to visit and enjoy.