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Callander’s Landscape

Callander’s Landscape is an ambitious community-led project to turn the town of Callander into the outdoor capital of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Thanks to £1.43million funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) the project has received a significant boost to help transform the town.

Set in a fascinating landscape that takes in both the Lowlands and Highlands, Callander is a natural and cultural gateway to the National Park and the Highlands. This project will enable more people to enjoy and explore the landscape and cultural heritage of the area through an array of exciting opportunities, and encourage greater sustainable exploration of this special place.

Restore, Explore, Research, Engage

More than 20 smaller projects in and around the town cover the four themes of ‘restore, explore, research and engage’. Specific plans include:

  • access improvements and the restoration of the Victorian Walkway at the Falls of Leny
  • improvements to and conservation of the area’s natural heritage
  • creating a cycling and walking network
  • enhancing visitor interpretation to encourage people to make the most of getting active in the outdoors and explore the past through cultural heritage and archaeology

A real partnership

Callander’s Landscape will see 15 partners from across the community, public bodies, voluntary sector organisations, local businesses and landowners all working together to develop the vision and road map for delivering this ambitious set of projects. These are:

  • Callander’s Countryside
  • Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority
  • Callander Community Council
  • Callander Community Development Trust
  • McLaren Leisure Centre
  • Callander Heritage Society
  • Callander Ramblers
  • Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust (Callander)
  • Forestry Commission Scotland
  • Stirling Council
  • Drumardoch Estate
  • FABB (Facilitating Access Breaking Barriers)
  • Callander Youth Project
  • River Forth Fisheries Trust

This second stage of the project and funding allow the Partnership to start delivering plans developed in phase one, which was delivered thanks to £140,000 of Heritage Lottery Funding and partner contributions from Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority and Scottish Natural Heritage.

Callander’s Landscape will help deliver key outcomes set out in the recently launched National Park Partnership Plan, the overarching vision for widening the benefits of the Park over the next five years.

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