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About the project

Callander’s Landscape is an exciting project that focuses on the dramatic landscapes that surround Callander, improving natural and cultural heritage and ensuring that more people can access this awe-inspiring place.

Thanks to National Lottery players, the project was awarded £1.43million funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help transform the Callander area over the next three years. Partners, volunteers and other grant funders are all contributing to this landscape-scale project, which has overall value of around £2.2 million.

The three year project is made up of more than 19 projects in and around the town and will see 15 partners all working together to develop the vision and road map for delivering this ambitious set of projects.

Callander’s Landscape will better connect its people and its visitors, unlocking the secrets of this awe-inspiring landscape’s rivers, woodlands, mountains, heritage and history for all to enjoy.

The ambitious project will help transform Callander into the ‘Outdoor Capital of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park’, with a more accessible and conserved landscape ready for visitors and locals to enjoy and explore.

Chair of Callander’s Landscape, Paul Prescott said:

“ Callander’s location right on the Highland Boundary Fault where Scotland’s highlands and lowlands meet makes the area’s landscape unique and it’s this distinctive character that this Landscape Partnership will restore, enhance and celebrate. We want to engage more people in the landscape and the cultural heritage of the area through an array of exciting opportunities, and encourage greater sustainable exploration of this special place.”

Restore, Explore, Research, Engage

Over the next three years the project will deliver 19 projects in and around Callander, covering the four themes of ‘restore, explore, research and engage’.

Specific plans include:

  • A new bridge across the river and the restoration of the Victorian Walkway at the Falls of Leny
  • improvements to and conservation of the area’s natural heritage
  • improving the area’s key paths
  • 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.

▶ 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
Forth Rivers Trust

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