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Callander, in Stirlingshire, is not an especially ancient burgh, having reached that status only in 1859. It is not a large community either. But it is famous, competing with Crieff and Pitlochry as a gateway to the Highlands. The tradition is that Callander owes its rise from a small village in part to the settlement here of discharged soldiers from the Seven Years War, in s 763; and thereafter to the publicity given the area by Sir Walter Scott in The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, Rob Roy and so on. But, in fact, it was always an important strategic community at the junction of vital South Highland valleys in the land of Monteith, became an earldom in the 17th century, and was the centre of a large parish of 54,000 acres. The church was founded in 1238 and was an appendage of the Priory of Inchmahome, belonging to the Earls of Menteith. But even before all this, there was a Roman camp here, at Kilmahog, at the junction of the Leny and Teith. Callander Maps.

Today, of course, Callander is one of the busiest tourist towns in Scotland, full of hotels, guest-houses, catering establishments and shops to tempt the visitor. And of recent years it has gained a new fame and attraction as the prototype of Tannochbrae in the Dr. Finlay's Casebook BBC TV series, scene of most of the non-studio shots, site of 'Arden House' and so on.

Loch Lomond and the TrossachsLoch Lomond and the Trossachs: Including Rob Roy Country (Pevensey Guides) All information on the area's heritage, landscape, climate, flora and fauna is in this illustrated guide. From water sports, golf and hill walking, Highland games to sailing and pony-trekking there is plenty to entertain the active visitor, whereas tranquil loch-side picnics, scenic coach and car tours will appeal to those in search of relaxation.

The Trossachs: History and Guide The National Park of The Trossachs and Loch Lomond is investigated in depth by William Hendrie. Will contain a number of surprises for locals and tourists. Tempus Publishing Ltd.

Old CallanderOld Callander and the Trossachs Through a selection of photographic and postcard images, this book provides an insight into the history and everyday life of the Trossachs and its population. Stenlake Publishing.

If you would like to Tour Callander on a highly personalized small group tour of my native Scotland please e-mail me: Sandy Stevenson

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