Project Description



Callander has a rich and varied range of heritage sites spanning thousands of years of history, from the Neolithic to the Modern. This project will build up a fuller picture of Callander’s unique heritage through a programme of archaeological audits, surveys, and excavations. To engage a wide variety of people, each element of the project will be delivered in partnership with local volunteers, visitors, and professional archaeologists.

Aims & Objectives

This project will:

  • Offer volunteering opportunities for people from all walks of life, including a chance to undertake archaeological excavations and surveys
  • Provide structured training for local volunteers to develop their skills and promote a strategy for the future protection of Callander’s heritage
  • Create a legacy of online resources to bring Callander’s heritage to life for local people and visitors alike

Project updates

  • Training workshops provided by Callander Heritage Society kicked off in October 2018 for local volunteers to begin learning how to take part in archaeological surveys
  • In March 2019 we launched our Leny Woods community archaeology volunteering programme for our volunteers to develop skills necessary to conduct their own surveys and excavations to help us uncover Leny Woods’ historic past. Further opportunities will continue through to June. Find out how you can get involved.

Project Details

Partners include the Callander Heritage Society, Forestry and Land Scotland, and various professional archaeological bodies, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Funders and partners for this project

Thanks to everyone who contributed and supported the project including:

Get Involved

Volunteer opportunities are available as part of this project. Full training will be provided and individuals, families, or groups are all welcome to get involved. If you’re interested in finding out more about this, please email Julie on julie.wilson@lochlomond-trossachs.org or 01389 727 723

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