General News

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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

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

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

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,

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