Gartmorn Dam in Clackmannanshire will be changing its closing time from next week.

The artificial freshwater loch is a popular walking route with many, but its gates will be closing at 9pm from Friday, April 19. This will be when all vehicles must have left the vicinity.

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The gatekeeper will try to make sure that everybody in vehicles has left the reserves before closing the gate. However, if the gatekeeper can’t locate a vehicle’s owner, they will leave a note with emergency contact details, and notify the Police and the council’s out of hours emergency team.

The council may then charge a call out fee to open up the gates after hours.

The closing time for vehicles will then change again on Sunday, April 28, when it will be 9.30pm.