Events & Volunteering
As part of Callander’s Landscape we have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, whatever your interests! Browse through the upcoming events and volunteering opportunities below or find out more about the role you can play in helping us to transform Callander into the ‘Outdoor Capital of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park’.
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As a practical conservation volunteer you will work as part of a team to improve the natural environment in Callander. During this session we will be working in the Crags helping to clear areas of rhododendron ponticum or rhoddy bashing as we like to call it! We will have plenty of hot drinks on hand toFind out more
This Gaelic guided walk will focus on how Callander’s unique position on the Highland boundary fault and at the edge of the Scottish Gàidhealtachd is represented in its place names. From the viewpoint at the top of Callander Crags, Ian our volunteer Gaelic guide will contrast the view to the south, with its English/Scots-named hills,Find out more
Join the Forth Rivers Trust for a workshop about how to survey for salmon redds (nests). During the workshop you will learn about salmon and sea trout biology, how to identify redds and the type of information to collect during a redd survey. Redd surveys help the Forth Rivers Trust identify where fish are spawningFind out more
This short guided walk will introduce you to how the Gaelic language has shaped and defined our understanding of the landscape. Our volunteer guide Mairi will discuss the meanings and pronunciations of Gaelic place-names in the Callander area and will use the backdrop of the area around Bracklinn Falls to retell legends from Irish andFind out more
This workshop, made possible thanks to funding support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, will provide an introduction to researching Gaelic place-names in Scotland, with a range of examples from Callander. Dr Peter McNiven will show us how to access and interpret sources (including old maps) for researching the earliest historical forms of place-names and "rediscovering" place-namesFind out more
Join us for our last conservation volunteer day of 2019! We will be working alongside Forestry and Land Scotland to install some nest boxes for birds and bats. The meeting place will be confirmed shortly; we will either be working in the Crags or Leny Woods. We will have plenty of hot drinks on handFind out more
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