A holiday company offering trips to top tourist spots around the UK has been launched on the bonnie banks.

The wraps came off Loch Lomond Holidays, the latest venture from the McGill's Group, at Cameron House Hotel on Monday.

The company says its inaugural brochure will be launched at the end of February to highlight the tours on offer - including the North Coast 500, Lewis and Harris, and a trip on the Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig.

Chris Bond, Loch Lomond Travel's managing director, said: “A lot of work has gone into launching Loch Lomond Travel.

“Our inaugural 2024 brochure highlights the great places that we will serve but we are very clear that this is only the start.

“The business will have its roots in Scotland, but we have ambitions to drive growth and eventually serve the whole of the UK.

“We will also be working with agents in the coming months to increase the reach of the business as we grow and ensure our holidays are available to the widest number of people possible.

“It is an exciting time to be entering this market and we have an emphasis on serving holidaymakers of all ages.”

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The company will use 25 new touring coaches and will also be able to call upon the 100-plus coaches of its sister companies in the McGill’s Group.

The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of McGill’s, which is owned by Scottish businessmen Sandy and James Easdale.

Ralph Roberts, CEO of the McGill’s Group, said: “There is undoubtedly a demand for high-quality, great value coach holidays and we are delighted to be launching Loch Lomond Travel to cater for that.

“McGill’s Group is ideally placed to venture into this market, with its extensive knowledge in coach operations, a quality fleet already in place, plus the backing of Sandy and James Easdale who can see the potential that exists to build a trusted brand.

“We’ve built a great and experienced team under Chris, all of whom know what holidaymakers are looking for in a UK break.

“The pandemic was a tough period for coach holiday operators but that has created an opportunity that we are sure Loch Lomond Travel will fill.”

To see what Loch Lomond Travel has on offer, visit: www.lochlomondtravel.com.