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Essential Services in Callander

We are collating information about the current status of essential services in Callander. This page was last updated 3 September 2020. Please contact us with any updates.  The majority of shops are back to more normal opening hours, with social distancing  guidelines in place.

Andrew Baird Optometrist

Andrew Baird Optometrist re-opened on Monday 29th June with strict social distancing measures in place.

Now open 9 - 5pm, Monday to Friday, 9 - 4pm Saturday, closed Sunday.

Get in touch to book an appointment:

TELEPHONE : 01877 330084


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Callander Dental Practice

The dental practice has re-opened in a limited capacity.

"We can only see patients who need urgently seen with the following:

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Trauma
  • Concerns regarding oral cancer

We cannot carry out any check-ups or routine appointments at present."

Details here:

If you have a dental emergency call them on 01877 330 703 and they will try and get you an appointment.

Self Help Guide (PDF)

Callander Medical Practice

There is a Callander Medical Practice Facebook page with updates from the practice, and their web site can be found at

"Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, we have been forced to run services differently to protect patients and staff.  The surgery is still open, but the doors are closed to allow controlled access and online booking of appointments has been suspended.

All appointments will be by telephone or video consultation initially, with face-to-face appointments arranged by the clinician only if absolutely necessary. 

Please do not attend the surgery if you do not have an appointment."

Telephone: 01877 331000

Callander Physiotherapy

Open for clinic appointments after careful screening and discussion. Video consultations will continue for anyone who is unable to attend the clinic or if they feel video is still the safest option.
Watch video about their opening up process.

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Callander Post Office

Open Monday to Friday 10am -  2pm

Closed Saturday until further notice.

Post Office Web Site Updates Page

Citizens Advice Service

The Stirling Citizens Advice service remains open to offer telephone and email assistance on any matter you may have, including employment, debt, housing and more. Callander has its own Outreach Advice Worker funded by the Callander Hydro fund.

Please email Maggie Magor, or call 07931 334828 (and you'll get called back).

First Bus

First Bus have announced a set of service reductions.

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The library is closed.

If you normally receive replacement hearing aid batteries from the library please contact the Audiology Department @NHSForthValley on 01786 434171 or 01324 61619, or by email at

Details for library services now available from Stirling COuncil

Riverside Veterinary Clinic

The practice is running as normal but has introduced some additional safety measures.

Full details are on their web site, but in summary please phone first to book an appointment or to order a repeat prescription, only one client and their pet in the premises at any time (wait to be called in) and only one family member per pet should attend appointments. Payments by card rather than cash.

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Struthers and Scott Veterinary Practice

Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm

Emergency Service unchanged: Mon-Thurs with our own Vets, Fri-Sun with Vets999

Saturday 8.30am to 12.00 Emergencies and medicine collection only

Trossachs Pharmacy

"Revised Trossachs Pharmacy hours are currently 10am-1pm 2pm-5pm Monday to Friday - however these are subject to change.

Please allow a minimum of 72 hours before attempting to collect prescriptions.

Please refrain from calling the pharmacy to check if prescriptions are ready prior to the 72 hour waiting period as dealing with these basic enquiries is taking essential time away from our staff dispensing your medications.

If you have any symptoms or ailments and require advice, please contact the pharmacy by phone and you will be offered a phone consultation - we are trying to minimise face to face contact where possible.

Thanks for your continued support,

The Trossachs Team"


Wheels Cycling Centre

Available by appointment only. Please don’t just turn up, but ring 01877 331100, email or text to 07383 507866 for an appointment.

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