Boy with cerebal palsy transported on goods trolley: Facebook

The Parks and Wildlife Service has responded to reports on social media about access for people with disabilities to Ben Lomond.

A post on Facebook was shared more than 120 times which said that a teenager with cerebal palsy could not access the park because the gates to the village had been locked.

It claimed that a goods trolley had to be used to transport the boy to the family’s lodge on Ben Lomond.

“The Parks and Wildlife Service is concerned about the report and we will be talking directly to the family to identify a way that they, and other visitors who may have limited mobility, can access the area during the winter road closure period,” a PWS spokesman said.

“The Parks and Wildlife Service is committed to ensuring that appropriate visitation opportunities are provided for everyone.”