LOCH ARD SAILING CLUB has taken another step towards strengthening its junior section after funding from ClubSport Stirling helped it buy an Optimist boat.

The dingy is suitable for beginner adults and juniors, and the club's development subcommittee are hopeful it can continue to increase the overall membership. 

Members have also attended freshers' fayres at Balfron High School to promote themselves to secondary school pupils.

Meanwhile, the club has also written a development plan and changed and introduced new policies and procedures, which has allowed it to gain Charter Club status from Club Sport Stirling.