To mark the completion of the routes development
SCSupport Ltd (the website
designers and webmaster), ran an Inaugural Walk along the length of
the Way. This was guided by John Henderson of SCSupport and he was
joined along the route by many interested walkers.
Starting in Drymen the walkers were given a warm send off from
Catriona Craig of Argyll, the Isles, Loch lomond, Stirling & The
Trossachs Tourist Board, as well as some of the local accommodation
The second leg started from Aberfoyle and was supported by Morrison
Bowmore, the sponsors of the Rob Roy Way Leaflet.
On the Callander to Strathyre section the group were joined by the
youngest walker, a five year old daughter of one of the local hoteliers
. This is the part of the route that is the least demanding although
the scenery over Loch Lubnaig is dramatic.
Throughout the complete walk Tony & Helen McKay of
Production were at hand recording the walk and scenery for a
forthcoming video of the Rob Roy Way.
The video will cover the full route with all the optional variations
included. There will also be an audio commentary highlighting much of
the facination stories from along the way.
Visit this section and the News page to find out information on when
the video tape will be available and details on cost and ordering.
Part of the beauty of the Way is the interesting history that the walk
passes by. The Crannog Centre on Loch Tay is a perfect example of life
prehistoric Scotland. The inaugural walkers were greeted by the MD of
the Crannog Centre
and given a guided tour of the facility.
The Centre is 1 mile from the Acharn Falls, the closest point to the
The final leg sets off from the Aberfeldy TIC. Although this section
was done on a rather wet day the spirits were high and we welcomed new
walkers from Somerset and representatives from the Perthshire Tourist
Board. On arriving at Pitlochry the Chairman of the Board, Andrew
Mathieson and Cllr. Bob Scott of Perth & Kinross Council presented
completion certificates and Rob Roy Whisky minitures to the walkers.