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Surveying the black grouse

An iconic Scottish species – but numbers have declined Black Grouse are an iconic Scottish species that inhabit woodland edges with undergrowth of heather and blueberries, which they use for food and cover from predators. Numbers have declined since the 1970’s, attributed to various causes including reduced woodland habitat,

April 1st, 2021|Categories: General News, Black Grouse|

Skylights for April

As the nights grow shorter the bright winter constellations edge their way towards the west but there is still time to do some serious sky gazing. Vernon from the Callander and West Perthshire U3A Astronomy group shares what to look out for this month.  It is always helpful to

March 28th, 2021|Categories: General News, Dark Skies|

Enter our Cosmic Competition

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

March 1st, 2021|Categories: General News, Dark Skies|

Skylights for March

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

February 25th, 2021|Categories: General News, Dark Skies|

Brash Banking on the River Teith

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

February 22nd, 2021|Categories: General News, Rivers|

Project extension granted!

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

February 11th, 2021|Categories: General News|

Skylights for February

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

January 29th, 2021|Categories: General News, Dark Skies|

Bochastle car park upgrade

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

January 21st, 2021|Categories: General News, Falls of Leny|

Callander Oral History Project, 2019-21

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

January 11th, 2021|Categories: General News, Oral History|

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