Inchmurrin Island in Loch Lomond
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Membership surges at Scots nudist colony after months in lockdown despite the midges

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The Scottish Outdoor Club, which meets on an island in the middle of Loch Lomond, says you don’t need to wear face masks thanks to social distancing on Inchmurrin.

Having already spent months in lockdown, it would seem a rising number of us are now desperate to ditch more than just our face masks.

For a nudist colony at one of the country’s most idyllic landmarks is enjoying a membership surge after reopening.

The Scottish Outdoor Club, which meets on an island in the middle of Loch Lomond, says it’s been swamped with people wanting to join.

The Scottish Outdoor Club – which is based on Inchmurrin Island on at Loch Lomond - says it has been swamped with people wanting to join
UGC The Scottish Outdoor Club – which is based on Inchmurrin Island on at Loch Lomond – says it has been swamped with people wanting to join

Paul Birchall, who helps run the group, credited the Covid-19 pandemic for its increased popularity.

Weekend excursions to privately-owned Inchmurrin, a 30-minute boat trip from Balmaha, only restarted this month.

But Paul said the club – which has battled dwindling interest for years – is now experiencing a rise in numbers despite midges and summer being at an end.

He said: “It’s only in the last month we’ve been able to get back to Inchmurrin.

“They include a woman who was last a member 30 years ago. She’s now come back with her daughter. It’s great to see.”

Paul Birchall, Scottish Outdoor Club

“We’d usually be there from the spring but spent that time keeping our wee island habitable.

“However, we’ve seen a growth in inquiries to join us and there’s already been new people coming, including families.

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Source: Daily Record

Original publication 30 August, 2020

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