General News

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Rivers – why should we care?

By |2019-08-08T11:36:06+01:00August 7th, 2019|General News, Rivers|

The Forth Rivers Trust is an environmental charity with a key focus on rivers, in particular rivers which flow into the Forth Estuary and Firth of Forth. Operations and Development Manager Jonathan Louis explains the significance of rivers in the Callander area and how the Trust is working as a part of Callander’s Landscape

Supporting Callander’s young people

By |2019-07-11T11:41:47+01:00July 11th, 2019|General News, Heritage skills|

Our Heritage Skills project primarily aims to engage and support Callander’s 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. Struan is currently undertaking a Modern Apprenticeship in Adventure Tourism and

Clover and marigolds and orchids, oh my! Exploring Callander’s flora

By |2019-07-08T09:04:28+01:00July 4th, 2019|General News, Volunteering|

Luke Mallett, a dedicated Callander's Landscape volunteer, talks about his experience as a practical conservation volunteer and the positive influence of being in and around nature. I started volunteering  with Callander’s Landscape earlier this year and have found it a very rewarding experience. It’s involved a variety of tasks from litter picking, removing invasive

Join us at Callander Summerfest 2019!

By |2019-05-27T11:50:27+01:00May 24th, 2019|General News, Volunteering|

Find out what’s on in this year’s Callander & Trossachs Summerfest, which launches its programme today. Summerfest is organised by Callander Community Development Trust, Creative in Callander, Callander Youth Project Trust and Callander’s Landscape, and is funded by Callander Community Hydro Fund, Friends of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs, Stirling Council, advertisers, sponsors and

Drones above Dunmore

By |2019-05-14T08:51:33+01:00May 13th, 2019|General News, Archaeology|

Dunmore hillfort, near Bochastle just west of Callander, is a well-known local landmark and nationally important monument. As part of our Archaeology project, the hillfort was recently surveyed using drone-based photogrammetry, a form of aerial survey that allows us to see sites from new perspectives and creates highly accurate 3D terrain models by “stitching”

First Callander’s Landscape project completion!

By |2019-07-09T09:04:05+01:00March 21st, 2019|General News, Black Grouse|

This month we are celebrating the success of our Black Grouse project in partnership with Drumardoch Estate, which is the first project to be completed as a part of Callander’s Landscape! The Black Grouse project, which falls under the project theme of ‘restore’, aims to extend black grouse habitat within the Callander landscape. The

Digging into Callander’s History

By |2019-05-02T09:37:49+01:00March 12th, 2019|General News, Archaeology|

An exciting range of archaeology workshops and training opportunities are taking place in Leny Woods over the next few months to help us uncover the area’s historic past and unlock the cultural heritage of Callander. Leny Woods is situated at the Highland Boundary Fault and holds archaeological sites from the prehistoric, Roman occupation, medieval,

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