Mar 9 2012 by Donald Morton, Stirling Observer Friday
A SEVEN-DAY festival will take place in Callander next week featuring a number of environmental events.
Organised by Callander and Climate Change, the In Callander for Callander Festival will run from March 12-19 and is supported by a host of local groups and businesses.
Lucy Fraser Gunn from Callander and Climate Change explained the ideas behind the festival.
“We live in a wonderful town and we want to make sure everyone knows it, in fact to make a festival of it,” she said.
“To do that we plan to showcase all that is on offer to do and enjoy in Callander – as a group, a family, as an individual, and especially as a community.”
From Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm the Callander Youth Project’s Bridgend hub will be open for locals to come in and see information and displays from community groups.
Events range from Callander Enterprise’s March MADness Day on Monday, March 12 when many local businesses will be offering local residents special deals and discounts for one day; a Grow Your Own Workshop; an Energy Advice Drop in Clinic and a Walk in the Park promoted by the Health Walking Group.
There will be also be an Open Doors event when six householders in Callander will be opening their homes to allow others to see energy efficiency in action and local artists who use a variety of natural and found materials will also be opening their studios.
A full programme for the week is advertised on leaflets and posters throughout the town and on the website at www.callanderandclimatechange.org.uk.
A community social evening ends the festival on Sunday, March 19.
Lucy added: “Callander Takes Action is planned as a fitting end to the festival week. Everyone from the community is invited to come and hear more about what came out of the charrette in November to help agree community priorities for the short, mid and long-term and find out how to get involved.”