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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|

What’s happened with the boxes?

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

September 14th, 2020|Categories: General News, Volunteering, Woodlands|

Skylights for September

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

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

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