This is a project by Callander Community Development Trust and Creative in Callander. Callander Community Development Trust is a voluntary group of local residents, who work on a range of projects that make Callander an even better place to live and work. These include a friendship garden, Bracklinn Bridge, a community hydro scheme and leaflets promoting local paths.
This year there is a packed programme with free exhibitions every day with a focus on wildlife and a mix of workshops, music and films. Featuring on the opening weekend in two separate sessions will be Jim Crumley the acclaimed Stirling-based nature writer and musician.
Exhibitions will include textiles, painting, photography and wood carvings by local artists.
A display by Callander Heritage Society will show some of their archive materials that tell the story of the town’s links with the Callander & Oban Railway Line, which closed 50 years ago. You will also be able to browse through an impressive collection of old postcards from in and around this area that give a fascinating insight into the lives of visitors in the past.
On the music, films and workshops agenda will be included music by the Riverside Ceilidh Band and other local musicians and Choirs. Every Sunday afternoon in July and August there will be a two hour musical cruise on board the historic Steamship Sir Walter Scott surrounded by the spectacular scenery of Loch Katrine.
A Photography walk will also take place during the festival and films being shown include Paddington, The Imitation Game and What We Did On Our Holidays. The full programme of events , and details of how to book, can be viewed by visiting the website at
Over the duration of the Summer Fest there will be events to suit all ages and interests and if you are on holiday in one of our self-catering holiday cottages during 11th to 26th July then the Callander Summer Fest will provide some interesting activities to consider.