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Enter our Cosmic Competition

By |2021-03-01T10:15:40+00:00March 1st, 2021|General News, Dark Skies|

Win a Space at Home Activity Pack As part of The Sky Above Us weekend of astronomical events, we're giving you the chance to win a Space At Home pack. The Space at Home pack is a great way for families to learn more about space together. It's jam-packed with fun activities from Cosmos

Skylights for March

By |2021-03-01T10:07:51+00:00February 25th, 2021|General News, Dark Skies|

This month we can enjoy more daylight as we approach the spring equinox and the start of British Summertime, however there are still some great night skies to be enjoyed.  Vernon from the Callander and West Perthshire U3A Astronomy group shares what to look out for this month.  It is always helpful to have

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

Project extension granted!

By |2021-02-12T12:19:47+00:00February 11th, 2021|General News|

At the end of last year, the Callander's Landscape team reviewed the impact of the pandemic across our 20 projects with our partners. It was apparent that it would not be possible to deliver many of the projects within the original timescales. We worked alongside our main funder, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to

Skylights for February

By |2021-02-02T09:43:43+00:00January 29th, 2021|General News, Dark Skies|

February skies continue to be long, dark and clear; perfect for spotting some of the most prominent and beautiful stars. 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

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

Skylights for January

By |2020-12-31T09:37:40+00:00December 31st, 2020|General News, Dark Skies|

January’s skies are the darkest, clearest and longest of the year where some of the most prominent and beautiful stars can be found. 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

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,

Skylights for December

By |2020-12-21T19:43:47+00:00December 1st, 2020|General News, Dark Skies|

December is an exciting time not only for Christmas but for three exciting events to observe: the Geminids meteor shower, the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, and the Ursids meteor shower. Vernon from the Callander and West Perthshire U3A Astronomy group tells us more about these three notable events and what to look

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