The Loch Ard Local History Group, which serves Inversnaid, Kinlochard and Aberfoyle, was started in 1999 and — in our tenth year — is still going strong. The group has met regularly since its inception. We meet at 7.30 pm on the second Monday of each month through the winter until April and in May we often have a visit to a place of interest. These visits have included, for example, excursions in the Loch Ard Forest, to the Crannog Centre and to Innerpeffray Library.
Our agenda centres around Stirlingshire and Perthshire, but on some occasions local speakers may deal with broader topics. The group, in consultation with the local community, made a CD of old illustrations (engravings, old photographs and postcards) of the district. Some of these can be seen in the History Group gallery.
We have a membership of about 30 and, at present, the subscription is £15 per annum or £4.00 for a single meeting Meetings are open to all and also present an opportunity to socialise. The officers are Chair: James Kennedy (01877 387 201), Deputy Chair: Louis Stott (01877 382784), Treasurer: Katy Lamb, and Secretary: Alan Cooper (01877 387270). The President is Peter Joynson, the author of Local Past.