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Learning Gaelic in Lockdown

By |2020-10-27T13:52:32+00:00October 26th, 2020|General News, Gaelic Heritage|

As part of the Gaelic in the Landscape project, we sent some of our Gaelic volunteers on further language training during the summer. Our volunteer, John (Iain) tells us how he's found learning Gaelic during lockdown. It was just over a year ago that I started to learn Gaelic. I joined a night class for

Skylights for October

By |2020-10-01T22:10:02+01:00September 30th, 2020|General News, Dark Skies|

With the dark nights upon us, October is a great month to get into stargazing. There is lots of see including the Orionids meteor shower, chances to spot Mars, Mercury, Venus, and the Blue Moon at the end of the month. Vernon from the Callander and West Perthshire U3A Astronomy group shares what to

Skylights for September

By |2020-09-01T09:42:47+01:00September 1st, 2020|General News, Dark Skies|

Lots to look out for in September with more interesting constellations, the Milky Way, and various planets.  Vernon from the Callander and West Perthshire U3A Astronomy group shares what to look out for this month.  It is always helpful to have a star chart to follow when navigating and observing the heavens.  A free

Archaeology after Lockdown: Excavation at King’s Park

By |2020-08-26T10:04:52+01:00August 25th, 2020|General News, Archaeology, Heritage skills|

Our Heritage Skills project primarily aims to engage and support young people through training and apprenticeship opportunities. Across the three years of the project a number of Modern Apprentices will be recruited, creating a network of young people working together for Callander. All of our apprentices are hosted by Callander’s Landscape partner Callander Youth

Skylights for August

By |2020-08-03T10:30:29+01:00August 3rd, 2020|General News, Dark Skies|

It has been a busy few weeks in the night sky with opportunities to see noctilucent clouds and the Neowise Comet. There is lots to see in August, with it being a great time to view the Milky Way, the Perseids meteor shower and various planets. Vernon from the Callander and West Perthshire U3A

Skylights for June

By |2020-06-01T15:19:52+01:00June 1st, 2020|General News, Dark Skies|

There has been lots of look out for over the last few weeks, including Venus, Mercury and the International Space Station passing over us. Although we are approaching summer solstice and we are enjoying the light evenings there are still things to look out for; in particular the start of 'season' for viewing noctilucent

Squirrels in Callander

By |2020-05-27T13:41:02+01:00May 26th, 2020|General News, Woodlands|

Callander is home to many iconic Scottish species, which includes our native red squirrel. The annual squirrel surveys have not been able to go ahead this year due to Covid-19, however you can help! Find out more from Mary-Anne Collis from Saving Scotland's Red Squirrel project.  Across the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park,

Springtime foraging

By |2020-05-01T12:22:38+01:00May 1st, 2020|General News, Meadows|

At the start of May we had planned to run a foraging walk as part of Foraging Fortnight with Jim Riach from Trossachs Biking and Bushcraft looking at the abundant wild foods around Callander. Since the walk can't go ahead, Jim introduces us to some common and easy to identify plants to start your

Skylights for May

By |2020-06-01T15:17:22+01:00April 27th, 2020|General News, Dark Skies|

April was a great month for enjoying the night sky with lots to see including the super moon, Lyrids Meteor shower and a very bright Venus. Vernon from the Callander and West Perthshire U3A Astronomy group shares what to look out for in May, making the most of the the wonderful pollution free skies

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