We had a weekend of ideal weather...a first for many years...and the festive cheer brought to Callander was the result of many weeks of preparation by volunteers of all ages and interests in the community.
Here is our long ‘thank you’ list covering businesses, community groups, individuals and outside agencies, who gave financial support and sponsorship, gave donations of goods, used their skills to create displays, provided entertainment, and helped with very practical tasks needing physical energy and special know-how.
Greener Callander, Clanranald Trust, Callander Meet and Make, U3A Knit and Natter, Friendly Felters, Callander Round Table, Guides, Callander Fire and Rescue Service, Callander Youth Project Trust, McLaren Leisure, Callander Kirk, CAOS and the Junior Choir, Callander Brass, Callander Cinema, Callander & W.Perthshire Rotary, Callander Chimes, Callander Community Development Trust.
Mhor Bread, Deli Ecosse, Campbell Butcher, Applejacks, Brambles, Spirit of Callander, The Waverley Hotel, Andrew Baird Optometrist, Callander Enterprise, R.B.Gunkel and Associates, The Cabin at Loch Lubnaig, Creative in Callander, Campbell’s Shortbread, Farran Chemist, Proposals.
Funding came from The Co-operative Community Fund, Callander Community Hydro Fund, Airtricity Fund and Stirling Council Community Grants Scheme, as well as donations from many private individuals, and the generous donations from everyone who attended events. Winterfest collection boxes remain on counters in shops and bars till January 2018.