General News

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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

Skylights for November

By |2020-11-02T10:02:36+00:00November 1st, 2020|General News, Dark Skies|

Halloween weekend didn't disappoint with some great views of the Blue Moon, which added to the spooky atmosphere. In the coming weeks there are more opportunities for meteor spotters with three meteor showers peaking in November: Northern Taurids, Iota Aurigid and the Leonids. There are also great views of many planets,  with Mars dominating.

Learning Gaelic in Lockdown

By |2020-10-27T13:52:32+00:00October 26th, 2020|General News, Gaelic Heritage|

As part of the Gaelic in the Landscape project, we sent some of our Gaelic volunteers on further language training during the summer. Our volunteer, John (Iain) tells us how he's found learning Gaelic during lockdown. It was just over a year ago that I started to learn Gaelic. I joined a night class for

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,

Skylights for October

By |2020-10-01T22:10:02+01:00September 30th, 2020|General News, Dark Skies|

With the dark nights upon us, October is a great month to get into stargazing. There is lots of see including the Orionids meteor shower, chances to spot Mars, Mercury, Venus, and the Blue Moon at the end of the month. Vernon from the Callander and West Perthshire U3A Astronomy group shares what to

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

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