Accommodation for Newcomers in Loch Lomond

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Immigration Accommodation in Loch Lomond Canada

As a new immigrant arriving in Loch Lomond one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Loch Lomond for you and your family.

Your first accommodation on arriving in Loch Lomond may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Loch Lomond take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Loch Lomond, while some are lucky enough to be able to stay with family or friends in the area. Most new arrivals take a short-term rental while they look for something long term. As with any city, it’s always easier to find someplace new to live once you are already there and Loch Lomond is no different.

Accommodation for newcomers in Loch Lomond Canada guide

You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Loch Lomond as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Loch Lomond is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.

Here is some background on Loch Lomond for new immigration arrivals.

Loch Lomond (; Scottish Gaelic: Loch Laomainn – ‘Lake of the Elms’) is a freshwater Scottish loch which crosses the Highland Boundary Fault, often considered the boundary between the lowlands of Central Scotland and the Highlands. Traditionally forming part of the boundary between the counties of Stirlingshire and Dunbartonshire, Loch Lomond is split between the council areas of Stirling, Argyll and Bute and West Dunbartonshire. Its southern shores are about 23 kilometres (14 mi) northwest of the centre of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. The Loch forms part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park which was established in 2002.

Loch Lomond is 36.4 kilometres (22.6 mi) long and between 1 and 8 kilometres (0.62–4.97 mi) wide, with a surface area of 71 km (27.5 sq mi). It is the largest lake in Great Britain by surface area; in the United Kingdom, it is surpassed only by Lough Neagh and Lough Erne in Northern Ireland. In the British Isles as a whole there are several larger loughs in the Republic of Ireland. The loch has a maximum depth of about 153 metres (502 ft) in the deeper northern portion, although the southern part of the loch rarely exceeds 30 metres (98 ft) in depth. The total volume of Loch Lomond is 2.6 km3 (0.62 cu mi), making it the second largest lake in Great Britain, after Loch Ness, by water volume.

The loch contains many islands, including Inchmurrin, the largest fresh-water island in the British Isles. Loch Lomond is a popular leisure destination and is featured in the song “The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond”. The loch is surrounded by hills, including Ben Lomond on the eastern shore, which is 974 metres (3,196 ft) in height and the most southerly of the Scottish Munro peaks. A 2005 poll of Radio Times readers voted Loch Lomond as the sixth greatest natural wonder in Britain.

Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Loch Lomond Canada

Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Loch Lomond may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Loch Lomond can be of great help.

What is the cost of short term accommodation in Loch Lomond

The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Loch Lomond varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Loch Lomond use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Loch Lomond and also the option to book with confidence and security.

Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.

Rental accommodation in Loch Lomond for newcomers

One you decide to rent an apartment or house there are certain things specific to Canada to keep in mind. For example, make sure to agree who pays for utilities, and who is responsible for removing snow!

Property owners and landlords will usually require payslips or proof of income, bank statements and occasionally they may require references from previous landlords although lots of new immigrants to Loch Lomond were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Loch Lomond area.



All renters in Loch Lomond have rights, so you need to familiarize yourself with those rights before you sign any agreement. Thankfully there are a number of Organizations set up in Loch Lomond to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service

Newcomer subletting in Loch Lomond Canada

Sometimes when a renter leaves for a few months they will sublet their accommodation. Quite often they leave some furnishings behind and for some newcomers to Loch Lomond this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.


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