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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.”
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:
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