Archived Club News from 2020

Mysterious early morning visitor on the loch...... it is a beaver!

Is it a baby Loch Earn monster or an otter or even a beaver?


Think the ears give it away? We now know for sure it's a beaver as it has been helping itself to some young willow to augment it's winter feeding!




Below is a link to the National Biodiversity Network which records sighting of beavers in the UK.  There are some sightings at Lochearnhead, the River Earn and the Kendrum and Ogle Burns.  The only known dam currently is on the Sustrans cycle route between Lochearnhead and Strathyre.


Amateur Radio Fundraising Event for Scottish Air Ambulance

Radio amateur special event station GB1SAA  was set up at LESC at the weekend by MM0 NHM and 2M0 DIB better known as Neil and Cath to raise money for Scottish Charity Air Ambulance.

Various local radio amateur operators visited and gave donations.

Tree felling over the winter


In a blustery week in December RTS and Treetec felled the Ash trees and the Scots Pine in the club grounds.  While the ash dieback has been monitored by RTS for some years they advised that as the trees were infected they will also be susceptible to honey fungus in the roots which is unseen below ground so can cause unexpected failure of the tree. Sadly based on their advice the Committee took the decision to have them felled and they are currently deciding what replanting will take place.

Corona Virus Update


Dear Club Member


You should have received an email telling you what is happening at LESC, if you did not receive the email please get in touch via the email address.


There is an update posted in the member’s only section of the website letting you know where we are up to regarding the Corona Virus situation.


Rest assured that I and the committee are doing all we can at this time to make sure that LESC is looked after.


Our thanks go out to the folks that are close to the club and are looking after it while all this is going on.


We are trying to do something to liven up our sailing lives – the RYA have offered all clubs access to ‘Virtual Regatta’ which is an online sailing game and 2 or 3 of us are currently having a go to see if we can organise some ‘club sailing’ (on line of course) - 2pm on Saturdays anyone?  Unfortunately they don’t have Flying Fifteens in their fleet but they do have skiffs and Stars (well that is what I have found so far).


Finally a word of thanks to the committee for their help, support and input over the past 2 or 3 weeks regarding CV.  It is a challenging time and I am fortunate to have this group of people to help guide and manage us through difficult times.


Keep an eye out for further info and notices and see you on the water (virtual or otherwise) at some point in the future.


John Best