In March this year, thanks to National Lottery players, £1.43million funding was awarded from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help transform Callander over the next three years. Along with contributions from partners, volunteers and other grant funders, this landscape scale project has a total value of around £2.2 million.
So, what is Callander’s Landscape and what does it involve? The team behind Callander’s Landscape explain…
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.
It’s an ambitious project that aims to transform Callander into the ‘Outdoor Capital of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park’. The vision for the project is to better connect Callander’s people and its visitors, unlocking the secrets of this awe-inspiring landscape of rivers, woodlands, mountains, heritage and history for all to enjoy.
The project will be delivered over three years by 15 partners from across the community, public bodies, voluntary sector organisations, local businesses and landowners, who will all work together to deliver this vision. These partners are:
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:
Yes. There will be a host of volunteering opportunities available – from auditing dark skies and carrying out archaeological surveys to installing wildlife habitat boxes and rhododendron clearance! The volunteer programme will run throughout the year, and everyone is welcome; individuals, families and groups. There will also be local events and activities, so plenty to get involved with.
Keep checking our volunteering opportunities on this website or follow us at www.facebook.com/CallandersLandscape or www.twitter.com/CallandersLand to be the first to hear about volunteering opportunities.
Although ‘Callander’s Landscape’ is in its early stages, there is a lot happening over the autumn and winter:
You can stay up to date with the latest news, events and volunteering opportunities from Callander’s Landscape by checking this website (www.callanderslandscape.org) or by following us at www.facebook.com/CallandersLandscape and www.twitter.com/CallandersLand