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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

Callander Oral History Project 2019-21

By |2020-07-15T14:17:13+01:00July 10th, 2020|General News, Oral History|

Lives and life around Callander in the 20th Century We are involved in a range of heritage projects, from archaeological digs, to examining Callander’s Gaelic heritage, to capturing the experiences of local people and their lives in this beautiful location through the Oral History Project. This was launched towards the end of 2018 as

Help out, skill-up, have fun!

By |2020-06-26T13:12:04+01:00June 26th, 2020|General News, Heritage skills|

A week in the life of a Hospitality and Adventure Tourism Apprentice Our Heritage Skills project seeks to engage and support Callander’s young people through training and apprenticeship opportunities. Unfortunately, our modern apprenticeships have been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But we thought it would be nice to look back to pre-lockdown days and

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