THE only petrol station on the west shore of Loch Lomond reopened this week after it was damaged in an arson attack five months ago.

The forecourt building at the Luss Filling Station, which was home to Loch Lomond Adventures, was completely gutted by the blaze in March, taking the fuelling facility out of action on safety grounds.

But contractors working for the petrol station’s owner, Luss Estates, completed their work at the site this week, enabling the self-service filling station to reopen on Tuesday.

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The site also provides a new home for Loch Lomond Adventures, which is the base for the Loch Lomond Faerie Trail and sells tickets for a wide range of outdoor activities in Luss and the surrounding area, from river sledging to loch cruises and from bike and boat hire to 4x4 excursions.

The Luss facility was originally opened as an unmanned 24-hour station in 2016 on the site of the old village filling station, which had been out of operation for over 20 years.

Previously, motorists on the west of Loch Lomond faced a huge gap between refuelling stations in Alexandria and Balloch to the south and Arrochar to the north.

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The Luss facility filled a gap on the A82 itself stretching from the Lomondgate roundabout in Dumbarton to the junction with the A85 at Tyndrum.

Patrick Colquhoun, assistant chief executive of Luss Estates, said: “We are delighted to announce that Luss Filling Station has reopened. This is an important resource for the community and visitors travelling past on the A82.”