A new bus service has been launched to popular Loch Lomond destinations for the summer.

Favourite spots like Ben A’an and Ben Ledi can now be reached through the Trossachs Explorer which will run seven days a week.

It will run routes between Balfron, Aberfoyle, and Callander during the summer, and stop at popular visitor spots along the way, including Loch Katrine, Ben A’an and Ben Venue.

The bus will link with services from Stirling and Glasgow, allowing visitors from these cities to make the full trip without a car.

The service aims to people get around the Trossachs while lowering emissions and congestion, and addressing parking problems.

The Trossachs Explorer will be managed by McGill’s Bus Group-owned Midland Bluebird, in cooperation with the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority.

Alex Hornby, managing director at McGill’s Bus Group, said: "This new partnership with the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority is a prime example of how we work in partnership to deliver sustainable transport solutions across all our communities throughout Scotland.

"Through our operation of the new Trossachs Explorer, Midland Bluebird is well placed to help reduce dependence on the car and reduce the impact of harmful emissions in this remarkable area of natural beauty."

Gordon Watson, chief executive at Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, said: “Tackling the dominance of car travel in the National Park is hugely important for reducing emissions but it will also open up leisure, employment and education opportunities for more people, particularly young people and those who either don’t have access to a car or prefer to use public transport.

“We also know from businesses in the National Park how important it is to have public transport options for staff.”

The Trossachs Explorer will run up to eight services a day, giving tourists and locals unlimited daily travel in the Trossachs area of the National Park, with a 'day saver' ticket.

Under 22s and over 60s will be able to travel free as per national policy.