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|

Skylights for January

January’s skies are the darkest, clearest and longest of the year where some of the most prominent and beautiful stars can be found. 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

December 31st, 2020|Categories: General News, Dark Skies|

The bridge over the Leny Burn

Restoring this historic General Wade-style military structure Callander’s Landscape Partnership is working with the Drumardoch Estate to improve an expansive area of parkland on the northern edges of Callander, bringing together natural and cultural heritage restoration. As part of this project we have been working to restore an old

December 7th, 2020|Categories: General News, Heritage skills, Parklands|

Skylights for December

December is an exciting time not only for Christmas but for three exciting events to observe: the Geminids meteor shower, the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, and the Ursids meteor shower. Vernon from the Callander and West Perthshire U3A Astronomy group tells us more about these three notable

December 1st, 2020|Categories: General News, Dark Skies|

Restoring our 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

November 17th, 2020|Categories: General News, Rivers|

Skylights for November

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

November 1st, 2020|Categories: General News, Dark Skies|

Learning Gaelic in Lockdown

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

October 26th, 2020|Categories: General News, Gaelic Heritage|

A route into conservation

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

October 22nd, 2020|Categories: General News, Heritage skills|

Skylights for October

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

September 30th, 2020|Categories: General News, Dark Skies|


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