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They felt sorry for old Charles but then evicted him. As for Loch Lomond it is enforced and will continue to be so by police scotland. No one wants to stop tourist and visitors are welcome but there is a limit to capacity and too many disrespect the countryside. If you think dumping toilet waste is ok you are not on the welcome list.
Well, according to the link I posted, which appears to be well researched they are unable to enforce it. It’s interesting that the source of the original problems in Loch Lomond is stated as fisherman.

Virtually nobody thinks dumping toilet waste is ok. A small proportion of people direspect the countryside. Focus on them. It is traditionally acceptable to bury toilet waste when wild camping all over the world though.

The countryside belongs to all of us, not just those who live there. The decision of who is and isn’t welcome also belongs to all of us, not just those who live there.
 
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the people of scotland clearly don't want your money or business. go elsewhere. try a much warmer Yorkshire welcome in the dales. less midges too
I’m not sure that is true at all. I had a fantastic week in the outer Hebrides, where is was quiet and peaceful. There has been many who have gone up north to do the NC500 and treat it like a bucket List and complete in as short a period as possible. If you are going anywhere, you need to be sensitive to the area you are in. Spend some money, smile, be friendly, you will be amazed at how people will forget that you are english... lol
 
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Well, according to the link I posted, which appears to be well researched they are unable to enforce it. It’s interesting that the source of the original problems in Loch Lomond is stated as fisherman.

Virtually nobody thinks dumping toilet waste is ok. A small proportion of people direspect the countryside. Focus on them. It is traditionally acceptable to bury toilet waste when wild camping all over the world though.

The countryside belongs to all of us, not just those who live there. The decision of who is and isn’t welcome also belongs to all of us, not just those who live there.
It traditionally WAS acceptable to bury toilet waste. However, with increasing numbers of visitors using a very restricted number of locations it is becoming increasingly unacceptable. It is worth reading ‘How To sing In The Woods’ by Kathleen Meyer which explains the problems when areas become overburdened with ordure. I agree that there should be more public toilets, but there are aren’t.
 
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We are in Shetland and we are having the time of out lives. These islands are so beautiful and everywhere there are toilets and free warm showers by the roadside. We have been here a week and have yet to use a campsite. Havnt seen ANY other campervans or motorhomes at all. Everyone is super friendly. We are in no hurry to head south after reading the comments on here...
 
ClanTimmins

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We are Scottish but live in England and hope to go up later this month. There are beautiful alternatives to the NC 500! This time we're going to Arran and the Mull of Kintyre. We always stay on sites and have booked three sites all with facilities open who seem very pleased to welcome us.
 
BeagleMum

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We are Scottish but live in England and hope to go up later this month. There are beautiful alternatives to the NC 500! This time we're going to Arran and the Mull of Kintyre. We always stay on sites and have booked three sites all with facilities open who seem very pleased to welcome us.
Have you been to M O K & Arran before? They are beautiful we’ve been multiple times.
We were due on Arran again in April which was cancelled due to Covid. Have a great trip
 
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It traditionally WAS acceptable to bury toilet waste. However, with increasing numbers of visitors using a very restricted number of locations it is becoming increasingly unacceptable. It is worth reading ‘How To sing In The Woods’ by Kathleen Meyer which explains the problems when areas become overburdened with ordure. I agree that there should be more public toilets, but there are aren’t.
Interesting that the word ‘sing’ in the original post has become ‘sing’ in the above. If it was good enough for Shakespeare it should be good enough for the vwcaliforniaclub.
 
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Interesting that the word ‘sing’ in the original post has become ‘sing’ in the above. If it was good enough for Shakespeare it should be good enough for the vwcaliforniaclub.
Still more interesting that the word sometimes spelled sh1t has yet again been changed!
 
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Interesting that the word ‘sing’ in the original post has become ‘sing’ in the above. If it was good enough for Shakespeare it should be good enough for the vwcaliforniaclub.
It’s a good book

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ClanTimmins

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Have you been to M O K & Arran before? They are beautiful we’ve been multiple times.
We were due on Arran again in April which was cancelled due to Covid. Have a great trip
Thank you! Yes we have been to Arran but not MOK and are really looking forward to it. Also plan to explore Cowal peninsula and back via Dunoon. So four CalMac ferries in all! Will try and post some pics of our trip.
 
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Thank you! Yes we have been to Arran but not MOK and are really looking forward to it. Also plan to explore Cowal peninsula and back via Dunoon. So four CalMac ferries in all! Will try and post some pics of our trip.
We did that trip last year - Are you staying at Carradale on Kintyre? Can also recommend when you cross onto the Mull from Lochranza turning right and going up to Skipness Castle and the Seafood Cabin.
 
ClanTimmins

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We did that trip last year - Are you staying at Carradale on Kintyre? Can also recommend when you cross onto the Mull from Lochranza turning right and going up to Skipness Castle and the Seafood Cabin.
Oh thanks so much for that recommendation! We will definitely go there. Yes we are booked in Carradale and also Machrihanish. Really looking forward to it! Thank you again
 
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Thank you! Yes we have been to Arran but not MOK and are really looking forward to it. Also plan to explore Cowal peninsula and back via Dunoon. So four CalMac ferries in all! Will try and post some pics of our trip.
We will look out for your photos. MOK is beautiful, if you venture to see the lighthouse the walk from the car park is not for the faint hearted but worth it. There is also the Chinook Memorial Cairn which can be seen via a slight detour.
 
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Oh thanks so much for that recommendation! We will definitely go there. Yes we are booked in Carradale and also Machrihanish. Really looking forward to it! Thank you again
We stayed at Carradale about 8 years ago, you wont have much trouble isolating there, it peaked at 12 souls on the beach, 6 were our family & 2 of the others were mountain goats.

You know its isolated when you make a day trip of driving to a tesco express for your main shop of the week.

Its on my very short list of sites that I really want to go back to & a deceptively long way to go. It took us longer to get from Glasgow to Carradale than London to Glasgow, but that was in an 8m long motorhome. Driving round rather than Island hopping via Arran

Make sure youve got green chemicals in your WC if you have one, blue fluid messes up their septic tank but reception are happy to sell you some green at about 20x the normal price if you dont have any.
 
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Excellent although that link seemed to invoke facebook

here's a clean link

 
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I notice these times are only from the 3rd August for this week. Next week will be interesting because of course, it includes the ‘Glorious 12th’, the start of the hunting season, when these sections of road will be totally closed for a day for the traditional annual Haggis cull.
 
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I thought the haggis cull was starting early this year due to the numbers? I thought Scotland was overrun with them following the Covid lockdown & they had been breeding like rabbits.
 
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