Wild Waters of Callander

Want to read more?

At the start of the pandemic in March we took the decision to make online access to our news free of charge by taking down our paywall. At a time where accurate information about Covid-19 was vital to our community, this was the right decision – even though it meant a drop in our income. In order to help safeguard the future of our journalism, the time has now come to reinstate our paywall, However, rest assured that access to all Covid related news will still remain free.

To access all other news will require a subscription, as it did pre-pandemic. The good news is that for the whole of December we will be running a special discounted offer to get 3 months access for the price of one month. Thank you for supporting us during this incredibly challenging time.

We value our content and access to our full site is only available with a  subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device.  In addition, your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards.

Just want to read one issue? No problem you can subscribe for just one week (or longer if you wish).

Already a subscriber?


Subscribe Now

Wild Waters of Callander will be revealed in an online lecture from TV presenter and avid outdoors swimmer Calum Maclean next month.

The free event being hosted by Callander’s Landscape, a project focusing on improving natural and cultural heritage in the area and ensuring access to it for more people, is on October 14 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Calum, who is also an ambassador for the Outdoor Swimming Society and a filmmaker, will take his audience on an exploration of some well-known swimming locations – and some hidden gems around Callander, Gaelic tales of the land and the appeal of outdoor swimming.

The talk is thanks to funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig

From swimming under the ice in Cairngorms, to enduring being eaten alive by midges, Calum showcases Scotland’s outdoors in his unique style. His short films for BBC The Social have racked up millions of views and led to his own BBC ALBA series Dhan Uisge.

Due to the overwhelming response to this event, online booking has been closed for the time being but more spaces will be made available from Monday October 5, say organisers. A link with joining instructions will be emailed out Monday October 12.

To find out more about the event, contact julie.wilson@lochlomond-trossachs.org