Squirrels in Callander

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

May 26th, 2020|Categories: General News, Woodlands|

Springtime foraging

At the start of May we had planned to run a foraging walk as part of Foraging Fortnight with Jim Riach from Trossachs Biking and Bushcraft looking at the abundant wild foods around Callander. Since the walk can't go ahead, Jim introduces us to some common and easy to

May 1st, 2020|Categories: General News, Meadows|

Skylights for May

April was a great month for enjoying the night sky with lots to see including the super moon, Lyrids Meteor shower and a very bright Venus. Vernon from the Callander and West Perthshire U3A Astronomy group shares what to look out for in May, making the most of the

April 27th, 2020|Categories: General News, Dark Skies|

Skylights for April

Although we had to postpone our astronomy event , The Sky Above Us which was planned for earlier this month, there are still some great night skies which you can enjoy from your own window or garden.  We asked Vernon from the Callander and West Perthshire U3A Astronomy group

March 27th, 2020|Categories: General News, Dark Skies|

Our Modern Apprentices – What have they been up to?

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. Currently we have 4 young people in

November 18th, 2019|Categories: General News, Heritage skills|

Rivers – why should we care?

The Forth Rivers Trust is an environmental charity with a key focus on rivers, in particular rivers which flow into the Forth Estuary and Firth of Forth. Operations and Development Manager Jonathan Louis explains the significance of rivers in the Callander area and how the Trust is working as

August 7th, 2019|Categories: General News, Rivers|


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