Online fury erupted over theme park firm Flamingo Land’s bid to develop a part of Scotland’s heritage. Is the anger justified?

On the banks of Loch Lomond, a battle for cultural supremacy has been joined as intense as the Jacobite skirmishes that sanctified this soil 300 years ago. The largest inland expanse of water in the UK has been at the heart of Scottish culture and commerce for thousands of years. At its most northerly it announces the Scottish Highlands, while the most southerly point is barely half an hour’s drive from Glasgow.

Now, a southerly stretch of its bonnie banks is in ferment once more. A corridor of parkland bounded by trees near the village of Balloch is at the centre of a planning row which has evoked deep feelings about Loch Lomond sparked by a million childhood memories.

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Source: Guardian Environment