Access to Devil’s Pulpit closed due to safety concerns

Stirling Council made the move after people were 'risking their lives' visiting the area.

Public access to the Devil’s Pulpit has been blocked due to safety concerns. 

Stirling Council made the move after people were “risking their lives” by abandoning their cars on dangerous bends and corners near the area.

There have also been complaints of rubbish being left in the Devil’s Pulpit area.

Access to areas such as Bracklinn Falls and popular tourist village Balmaha have also been temporarily blocked.

Temporary road closures have been put in place at Drymen on the B837 to prevent access to Balmaha and Bracklinn Road, Callander near Bracklinn Falls.

Parking has also been suspended on Dalvey Road, Callander, as an emergency measure to protect local communities.

Stirling Council, Police Scotland and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park have all received reports of illegal parking, traffic congestion, dangerous driving and littering at various rural hot spots.

Vice Convener, Councillor Danny Gibson said: “People are risking their lives, and the lives of others, by abandoning their cars on corners and bad bends, then leaving all their rubbish behind for someone else to clear up. 

“It is an utterly disgraceful set of circumstances and we have been left with no choice but to take action to protect public safety.”