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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 29 June 2020. Please contact us with any updates.  Callander Enterprise is keeping a spreadsheet with details of local services and shops. The current version was last updated on 14 June and can be downloaded here.

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Andrew Baird Optometrist

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

They will restart with essential and emergency appointments initially as they gradually return to normal service.

TELEPHONE : 01877 330084

Andrew Baird Optometrist on Facebook

Callander Dental Practice

June 2020: The dental proactice 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:

6 April: New arrangements have been put in place to ensure people across Forth Valley have access to urgent dental advice and treatment.
Details from

Self Help Guide (PDF)

Callander Medical Practice

There is a Callander Medical Practice Facebook page with updates from the practice.

Notice from 18 June 2020:

We will be continuing to use telephone consultations for the foreseeable future so we can protect the vulnerable patients we have to bring into the practice.

We will gradually re-introduce some of the chronic disease reviews but please understand this will be a very gradual process. In the meantime if you have any concerns regarding your chronic condition you can have a telephone consultation with any of the doctors.

We appreciate the practice is working in a very different way moving forward but we hope our patients understand this is essential to protect our vulnerable patients and staff.

We would ask patients who are asked to come to the practice wear a face covering and use the hand sanitiser in reception. Please do not arrive early for your appointment and attend alone where possible.

2 April 2020 - there are now new assessment arrangements for people with symptoms of COVID-19.
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Callander Physiotherapy

Notice from 17 June 2020:

"We are open again. Here are some of the changes we have made to minimise risks. We will collect the information we need by telephone first.The clinic time will be used for examination and treatment. Video consultations will continue for those who are unable to atend the clinic. Call 01877 339989 to discuss the best option for you."

Callander Physiotherapy on Facebook

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 that will start taking place from 30 March.

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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

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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Screw It Hardware Shop

Open 10.30am - 3.30pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Open 10.30am - 4pm Saturday
Closed Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

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

Thistle Centre, Stirling

Thistles Shopping Centre's essential stores and services listed below remain OPEN. All other stores have now closed until further notice.

  • Boots
  • Marks and Spencer Food Hall
  • Superdrug
  • Poundland
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Sainsbury’s
  • WHSmith/Post Office

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 for local urgent repairs. Please don’t just turn up, but ring 01877 331100, email or text to 07383 507866 for an appointment.

Wheels Cycling Centre on Facebook