Its aim was to maintain and restore the historic character of Callander's conservation area, attracting more visitors to the area and boosting the economy. Funding of £500,000 was secured from Historic Scotland and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority to run the scheme until March 2014. Projects worth a total value of £1,184,000 have been delivered with grant aid from cars and partnership funding from Stirling Coundil, the British Geological Survey and property owners.
The conservation area covers the older parts of Callander around Leny Road, Leny Feus, Main Street, Bridgend and Bracklinn Road.
Funding was used to:
- Restore important and historic parts of Callander’s Conservation Area
- Offer grants to owners or tenants of historic buildings in the Conservation Area
- Bring vacant historic floor space back into use
- Promote awareness of the built environment in Callander
- Ensure that traditional rural skills are not lost
- Reduce our carbon footprint in conserving our built heritage