Callander Groups

At the time of the Callander Charrette there were an estimated 85 groups in Callander. Since then, the number has dwindled. Some groups have disbanded, and others have sprung up in their place. We have a very healthy performing arts cohort in the town and, when restrictions allow, they will be back to entertain us again.

Two casualties of the lockdown are the Summer and Winterfest but there are plans underway to, at least, revitalise the Winterfest so that we can celebrate Christmas in our inimitable style.

Most of the groups listed here are open to either volunteers or members and welcome new participants.

Get Involved - Groups in Callander


  • Callander Community Council
  • Callander Community Development Trust
  • Neighbourhood Circle
  • Ben Ledi View
  • Summerfest (currently inactive)
  • Winterfest (currently inactive)

Business, Tourism & Social Enterprise

  • Callander Enterprise
  • Callander Visitor Information Centre
  • Callander Youth Project
  • McLaren Leisure Centre

Performing Arts

  • Callander Chorale
  • Callander Brass
  • Callander Rusty Strings
  • Orchestra Light Fantastik
  • Callander Amateur Operatic Society
  • Callander Jazz and Blues Festival
  • Song Squad
  • Liz Campbell Scottish Dancing
  • Callander Chimes
  • Callander & District Pipe Band

Active Callander

  • Callander Ramblers
  • Callander Community Cycling Group
  • Central Athletic Club
  • Callander Cricket Club
  • Callander Bowling Club
  • Callander Golf Club
  • McLaren RFC
  • Callander Thistle AFC
  • Callander Badminton Club
  • Trossachs Tigers Hockey club
  • Callander Taekwondo club
  • Julia Osfield yoga
  • Mhari Menzies Pilates
  • Dance Connection
  • Gold Ray (dance and theatre)

Culture & Heritage

  • Callander Film Society
  • Creative in Callander
  • Callander and District Heritage Society
  • German speaking group


  • Callander Primary School Parent’s Council
  • McLaren High school PTA
  • ESOL group


  • Greener Callander
  • Callander Community Woodlands
  • Callander Landscape Partnership
  • Callander Countryside
  • Callander Against Plastic
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust


  • Walk in the Park
  • Playlist for Life
  • Town Breaks
  • Arthritis Club


  • Craigard Club – senior’s lunch club
  • Thursday Club – senior’s social club

Emergency Services

  • Trossachs Search and rescue
  • Killin, Callander & District Search & Rescue
  • Scottish Fire & Rescue Service - Callander

Nationwide Organisations

  • Callander Rotary Club
  • Ben Ledi Masonic Lodge
  • Callander & West Perthshire U3A

For Children and Young People

  • 1st Callander Guides
  • 2nd Callander Brownie Unit
  • Callander & District Young Farmers
  • CYP Youth Club