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Life on the River Bank

By |2021-06-09T11:41:31+01:00June 7th, 2021|General News, Volunteering, Rivers, Meadows|

New volunteer Cameron from Callander spent 4 days helping Forth Rivers Trust with the brash bank project. Find out what he got up to here. This was my first time volunteering with Callander’s Landscape. I had wanted to get involved last summer but there were no practical activities going on, because of a virus

Surveying the black grouse

By |2021-04-08T14:53:25+01:00April 1st, 2021|General News, Black Grouse|

An iconic Scottish species – but numbers have declined Black Grouse are an iconic Scottish species that inhabit woodland edges with undergrowth of heather and blueberries, which they use for food and cover from predators. Numbers have declined since the 1970’s, attributed to various causes including reduced woodland habitat, overgrazing of hill ground, reduced

Brash Banking on the River Teith

By |2021-02-23T14:56:32+00:00February 22nd, 2021|General News, Rivers|

Using green techniques to reduce river bank erosion The River Teith is one of the defining features of the local landscape and town. As part of the Rivers project, Forth Rivers Trust explain the river bank erosion work that is planned for later this year. The map shows an area of the river undergoing

Bochastle car park upgrade

By |2021-01-21T11:41:07+00:00January 21st, 2021|General News, Falls of Leny|

Despite inclement weather and inevitable pandemic-related delays, the revamp and expansion of Bochastle Car Park was successfully completed shortly before Christmas. An eight-week construction period saw appointed contractor Idverde (Glasgow) embark upon a doubling of the car park’s capacity to 29 spaces, with a turning circle also established. Beyond the large boulders positioned to

Callander Oral History Project, 2019-21

By |2021-01-11T10:08:20+00:00January 11th, 2021|General News, Oral History|

More about this examination of life around Callander in the 20th Century Last year we wrote about the first phase of the Oral History project, which outlined the project aims, set out the project timetable, and identified how our volunteer interviewers/interviewees would be recruited, as well as the equipment required to carry out the

The bridge over the Leny Burn

By |2021-01-11T12:54:31+00:00December 7th, 2020|General News, Heritage skills, Parklands|

Restoring this historic General Wade-style military structure Callander’s Landscape Partnership is working with the Drumardoch Estate to improve an expansive area of parkland on the northern edges of Callander, bringing together natural and cultural heritage restoration. As part of this project we have been working to restore an old military bridge over Leny Burn,

Restoring our rivers

By |2020-11-18T14:49:29+00:00November 17th, 2020|General News, Rivers|

Tree planting at Leny Burn The river is at the heart of Callander, and at the heart of a number of our projects. One of these projects, led by the Forth Rivers Trust with support from Callander's Landscape, seeks to create a more environmentally rich river system on the Leny Burn, which flows into

A route into conservation

By |2020-10-22T15:12:41+01:00October 22nd, 2020|General News, Heritage skills|

What’s it like to be a Rural Skills Apprentice? It is an important part of our Heritage Skills project to support and encourage Callander’s young people to take up apprenticeship opportunities. But how do you decide if it’s the right way forward for you? We asked one of our current Rural Skills Apprentices, Niall,

What’s happened with the boxes?

By |2020-09-16T17:58:05+01:00September 14th, 2020|General News, Volunteering, Woodlands|

A helping hand for the wildlife in our woodlands Since autumn 2018, Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) have been working together with volunteers and Callander's Landscape staff to make improvements for wildlife and provide safe nesting and roosting sites for animals in the woodlands at Callander Crags and Leny Woods. Volunteers from the local

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