Following a recent spell of warm weather, visitors to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park are being urged to stay safe when in and around bodies of water.

An image showing how deep the water can get close to the shore in lochs was shared on the park’s social media channels last week.

The National Park Authority has been hosting water safety events throughout the summer to raise awareness of the dangers posed by the water.

An event was held in Luss last week, with National Park rangers, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and Loch Lomond Rescue Boat all in attendance.

Their advice was well received by members of the public, as well as the children who took part in water safety tasks.

The programme of events was continued on World Drowning Prevention Day on Monday, with an open day being held at The Helix in Falkirk.

Simon Jones, director of environment and visitor services at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority, said: “We have also been using our social media channels this week – and throughout the summer – to share water safety information with visitors before they come out to the National Park.

“As a Park Authority, we are rolling out a programme of enhanced water safety measures this summer. This includes waterside responder training for people working around loch shores, education materials and in-school sessions for young people, and a programme of water safety events at popular waterside locations with our emergency service partners.

“At the recent event at Loch Lomond Shores, Park Rangers and partners provided water safety advice to more than 250 members of the public.

“We are also continuing to work with local authorities, landowners and businesses around the National Park to identify popular water sites they own or manage where safety signage and equipment can be improved.”