A CENTRAL visitor centre needs more support from the public to help take it on - while they still have a chance.

Luss and Arden Community (L&AC) residents have aimed to take on Luss Visitor Centre since park bosses made it clear they were open to a transfer over the past year.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park said they would consider a valid community asset transfer request from L&AC to purchase the centre.

But they new help to make this a reality, with an AGM next month billed as the "last chance".

The group told the Advertiser: "This is a large building in a prominent position in the centre of Luss, by Loch Lomond. It has lain unoccupied for many years. Many local residents have opinions on what the building should or should not be used for.

"The current community trust members have been working hard to inform the community of this opportunity, amend the trust constitution so it is compatible for an asset transfer proposal and seek professional advice to ensure that the trust is in a position to take a valid asset transfer request forward."

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Past projects such as the Luss and Arrochar community hydro and Luss guide book have put the group in a good financial position to help with a purchase. But they need more support from the community as board directors to give their time and see the process through.

The group said: "The current long serving directors cannot commit any more time to volunteer work over and above current commitments.

"If this opportunity is not to go by the community, members of the community need to step up and get involved. Time is running out and the LLTNPA will need to move forward to sell the LVC sooner or later as they would reasonably be entitled to do."

The Luss and Arden Community Trust AGM is on Tuesday, June 6 at 7pm in Luss Village Hall, and all are welcome.