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Health & Wellbeing

Callander Medical Practice


Callander Health Centre, Geisher Road, Callander FK17 8LX. Opening hours 08:30 am to 6 pm Tel: 01877 331000 Repeat Prescriptions by phone: tel: 01877 331001 Lines manned between 10 am and 3 pm (Mon - Fri). Order Your Repeat Prescription Online To order via the Medical Practice website you must register for this service.
Please complete and return the Application Form below or contact reception for a paper copy. Application Form Frequently asked questions - On-Line Prescription & Appointments Service




Strathyre Emergency Response Team


Strathyre Emergency Team consists of a team of volunteers that come together on a pre-prepared cascade plan to manage any major emgergency affecting the village. Some emergency equipment is held at the Village hall and by members of the team. We are always keen to learn of anyone interested in volunteering for the group. There is no commitment other than a pledge to offer support in the unlikely event of a major emergency happening in Strathyre. Kenny Higgins is the founding member back in April 2016. Vacancy: Kenny Higgins role as co-ordinator is offered to anyone in the village willing to take on the position. Kenny's current workload and personal commitments are time consuming and he is keen to offer the co-ordinator / leader position to anyone keen to consider. Please contact Kenny to discuss. 07794 535188. Facebook Email




Defibrillator Locations Strathyre Balquhidder & Lochearnhead


Defibrillators are located at: Strathyre: Outside the Village Shop/Post Office - wall on the Trunk road side Balquhidder: Outside the Balquhidder Village Hall acces by Car Park Lochearnhead: Outside the National Park Rangers Office East of the Police Station. Defibrillator Locator Map The above link gives a listing and locator map maintained by Trossachs Search and Rescue




Community Resilience and Curriculum for Excellence


Visit website What is this? ​​​Due to Scotland’s changing climate, communities across Scotland are becoming increasingly affected by extreme weather events and flooding. When emergencies strike, a host of highly-trained individuals work around the clock to prepare and protect our communities. However, they will not always be able to help everyone immediately. You may find yourself having to cope alone with your family and neighbours for some time. Community resilience is about communities and individuals using their collective resources and skills to help themselves prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. Strathyre has an Emergency Response Team (SERT) to manage any major emergency.





Entertainment

Balvaig Music Group


APOLOGIES - THE BALVAIG MUSIC SESSIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE -DUE TO RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE CURRENT PANDEMIC Facebook Email Formed in December 2011 Balvaig is a Tradional Folk and Blues band of around 8 members that meet up on the first Sunday of each month at the White Stag Inn. Music starts from 2pm and guest musicians and singers always welcome. Kenny Higgins is the founding member and fellow band members are: Cliff Uney, Tommy Anderson, Greg Watson, Mike Keeney, Jane Booth, Andy Bates, Mikey Higgins. Enquiries E.mail: kennyhiggins0@gmail.com L to R Greg, Kenny, Andy (Hidden), Tommy, Cliff, Jane, Missing is Stevie and Mike




Strathyre Music Festival


BIG APOLOGY BUT DUE TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS OVER THE CORONA VIRUS THIS YEARS 2020 FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELLED Facebook Email The Strathyre Music Festival was founded in 2013 by Kenny Higgins supported by fellow members of local band Balvaig. In previous years, The Festival was held over the May Bank Holiday. In 2020 the event will take place in a new format. The 2020 Festival takes place Friday 31st July from 7pm to Midnight on 1st August 2020 from 12 noon to midnight. Performing Enquiries please contact Festival Organiser Mike Keeney, on Festival email: clana1pine@btinternet.com FESTIVAL LOCATION: The Forestry Commision field just off A84 at the South end of the village. Details of the Festival programme will follow - in the meantine here's a nice little video clip from Christine from Cooper Cottages from the opening day of the 2018 event.




Mhor Festival


Visit website The Mhor Festival Management team have announced they will be taking a break in 2020 whilst they research some fresh ideas. The Festival will return in a fresh format in 2021. A wide selection of other exciting Events will continue to be hosted at Monachyle Mhor and Mhor 84. See the Events Page on the Smart Village Portal for details. These are also fetured on the Hotels social media pages Monachyle Mhor and Mhor 84




Mhor 84 Music Thursday Nights


Visit website Mhor 84 Thursday Music Nights from 8pm - Sometimes follows the Curry Challenge if its on. Check Motel for mhor details: Tel: 01877 386646




Rob Roy Piper


Connor Ramsay-Clapham is the Rob Roy Piper. Connor is an accomplished professional Piper from Balquhidder. Connor is available for hire for a wide range of special occasions such as: Weddings: Playing to welcome guests to the venue, piping the couple down the isle and back, piping the couple to the meal venue and to the top table. Other Special Occasions: Festivals, Celebrations, St Andrews Night and Burns Suppers, Sports Events, Fireworks Displays, Product launches and much more. Connor is accomplished player on traditional bagpipes, smaller and quieter Scottish Small pipes and tin whistles. For booking enquiries please contact Connor on e.mail: Tel: 07867 315858 Web Site:





Contractors & Consultants

Eoin Campbell Tree Surgeon Pruning & Fencing


Tel: 01877 384248 Mobile: 07967 143910 Email




Gus McDonald Electrician


47 Main Street Callander Tel: 01877 330430 Mobile: 07713 586608




Ian Brydie Construction and Stonemasonry


Strathyre based Construction and stonemasonary and house building services Shian View Strathyre FK18 8NA Tel: 01877 384 668




Marshall Roofing Contractors


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Stevie Black Contractor


All types of foundations and groundwork, Mini Digger work ditch work and drainage Email Telephone: 07901887947




Opus 29 Consultancy


Visit website Opus 29 Consultancy provides innovative people development for all sectors, with particular experience in the fields of sport, coaching, mentoring and leadership development. All services are built on the belief that great people are able to make amazing things happen. Whether collaborating to establish an inspiring development programme, providing a connected learning experience, creating an innovative strategy or undertaking cutting-edge research, the approach will be driven by the eight core Opus 29 guiding principles. Equally, Opus 29 will invest time and expertise in developing an appreciation and understanding of all that matters to you and your organisation.




ARW Arboculture Consultancy


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Provision of tree, woodland, forestry and landscape advice. Please get in touch to see how we can help.




Thomas Allan & Sons Plumbers


Visit website Tel: 01877 330012 Local Plumbing services Central Heating Boiler maintenance.




Strathyre Cleaning Services


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Strathyre Emergency Response Team


Major Emergency Response Management on Flooding and Severe Storm support. Contact - Major Emergencies Only




MacIntosh Fencing & Contracting Strathyre


Macintosh Fencing & Contracting Allt Beithe, Strathyre, Callander, FK18 8NQ Directions Tel 07969 506305




Thistle Landscapes Strathyre & Balquhidder


Thistle Landscapes based in the Strathyre and Balquhidder Area and beyond. Gareth Ogilvie holds 26 years experience of quality work in the following: * Slabbing * Fencing * Turfing * Walling * Decking * Driveways * Garden Maintenance All work considered Free estimates provided Call Gavin on 07970 662750





Food & Drink

Mhor Food Fest Balquhidder


Visit website Details coming soon of the Mhor Festival extravaganza with marvellous food and Drink celebrations.




Broch Cafe Strathyre


The double award-winning Broch cafe is set in a beautiful location below the towering Ben Sheann in the heart of Strathyre. The Cafe is famed for its warm welcome and is dog and cyclist friendly. Superb coffee, home made cakes and a wide selection of snacks are available. Owners Lesley and Bill have also recently added a Petanque rink which is an ideal and relaxing way to pass away a lazy afternoon in a beautiful setting. Visit Website Tel: 01877 384 612 During these difficult times, the Broche Cafe will remain open as long as possible with a key extensive effort being maintained on cleaning and hygeine. A Carry-out and local delivery service will be offered for as long as we are able to provide this.




Golden Larches Restaurant Balquhidder Station


Visit website The Golden Larches is a family run restaurant and B&B which lies within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National park. It offers a detailed menu offering quality food and snacks. Ideally located for walking, fishing and cycling activities with the National Cycling network route 7, vitrually on the doorstep.




Mhor84 Restaurant and Bar Kingshouse


Visit website Mhor84 Motel is located at Kingshouse next to Mhor Store gift shop. Set against the backdrop of the wonderful scenery of Highland Perthshire, Mhor84 Motel is the perfect location to explore the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Mhor 84 has a bar, restaurant, tearoom and takeaway. Live music is often held on Thursday evenings.




White Stag Inn Strathyre


Visit website We serve everything from real ales, which are changed weekly, to high end Scottish malts and gins, in front of a roaring open fire during the winter. All complemented by the heart-warming food freshly prepared and cooked by talented chef, Steve Nixon. During the warmer months, our beer garden is open to all. With space for the kids to burn off energy whilst guests take in fantastic views.




Ben Sheann Hotel Strathyre


Visit website Located within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Former guests include William and Dorothy Wordsworth and Queen Victoria. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, between Loch Earn and Loch Lubnaig. There are magnificent mountains on the doorstep with the river Balvaig and National Cycle Network closeby.
Fantastic trails are all around the hotel with free private parking for patrons. Email Tel: +44 1877384298




Monachyle Mhor Hotel Balquhidder


Visit website Food is at the heart of Monachyle Mhor. We know a good restaurant must have outstanding unpretentious food, but it also needs atmosphere, romance, fun, friends, gentle music, brilliant wine, conviviality. Monachyle Mhor restaurant is about having a great time over exceptional food and wine in a warm welcoming setting. Open daily for lunch (12-2pm), dinner (6.45-9pm). Soup, sandwiches and scones served all day. Book now: 01877 384 622




Clachan Cottage Hotel Lochearnhead


The Clachan Cottage Hotel in Perthshire with its picturesque lochside position beside Lochearn is ideally suited for all kinds of holiday breaks, the location of the hotel directly on the shore of lochearn is one of the most enviable locations in Scotland, the views from the hotel across to the historic Edinample Castle are simply astounding, fresh colours of spring, long summer evenings watching the sunset over Ben Vorlich, with the resident Ospreys circling overhead looking to swoop down and catch a trout in front of your very eyes, our patio is the ideal spot to take in the beauty and splendour of Lochearnhead.





Accommodation

Creagan House Bed and Breakfast Strathyre


Vist website Creagan House Bed and Breakfast located in a fantastic setting on the north side of the village of Strathyre. Impressive baronial style dinning hall with feature fireplace and very comfortable accommodation and just a short stroll from the village of Strathyre with a choice of pubs cafe and Village shop. The National Cycle network route 7 is on the doorstep.




The White Stag Inn Strathyre


Visit website Old Coach house hotel, comfortable accommodation, good food and fine ales in the center of the Village of Strathyre. Good choice of accommodation available with a hearty breakfast included in the price. We are biker friendly, child friendly and dog friendly, however we do politely ask that dogs are kept on leads whilst in the bar. Attractive beer garden.




Ben Sheann Hotel Strathyre


Visit website Historic hotel in the heart of Strathyre once frequented by William and Dorothy Wordsworth and Queen Victoria. Bed and Breakfast with comfortable accommodation, there is a comfortable lounge bar with a cozy log fire. Ben Sheann hotel is an ideal for cycling and walking holidays and for short breaks. National cycle route 7 is just across the road.




Airlie House B&B


Visit website NOW AVAILABLE AS SELF CATERING HOLIDAY HOME SLEEPS UP TO 8 Airlie House is a beautiful early 1900’s Scottish villa, situated in the village of Strathyre amidst wonderful countryside with rolling hills on all sides. There is plenty of private parking at the front of the house, a sitting room with a log fire for those cold winter days and a small library is available for guests to use. From the dining room, enjoy the views of Ben Vane, Ardnadave Hill and the surrounding countryside. The house is wheelchair friendly, and a warm Scottish welcome awaits everyone. NEWS: Colin and Sheridan plan to promote their homemade icecream through local businesses as well as setting up an on-line crafts gift shop in 2020, further details to follow.




Rosebank House B&B Strathyre


Visit website Rosebank House Bed and Breakfast offers you great accommodation in the heart of the Trossachs National Park. Offering spacious bedrooms, each with a fabolous view of the mountains, garden or river all on the door step. Sharon and Davide welcome you to their home and to share the fantastisc scenery whilst relaxing in great comfort in the guest lounge, in the conservatory or in the gorgeous gardens. Free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV in each room.




Sir Andrew Murray Self Catering Apartments Strathyre


Visit website Set in the village of Strathyre, Sir Andrew Murray House features a garden and a sun terrace. There is a barbecue and guests can also make use of free WiFi and free private parking. All rooms come with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. You can play billiards and darts in the games room. The surrounding area is very popular for hiking and cycling and the heart of the village is just a short stroll away.




Tigh Raineach Self Catering Cottage Strathyre


Visit website Fantastic 4 Bedroom accommodation in a beautiful setting with outdoor hot tub in the heart of Strathyre. The heart of Strathyre is just a few minutes stroll away with a village shop, a good selection of pubs and an award winning cafe. Perfect location for walking and cycling holidays with fantastic scenery and wildlife all around.




Glenvarloch Lodge Self Catering Villa Strathyre


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Sleeps up to 8. Vaulted oak framed house with loads of space. Conveniently located in the village of Strathrye 9 miles north of Callander on the A84, Glenvarloch offers flexible accommodation for outdoor activity enthusiasts, family reunions, or simply an escape to space in the Queen Elizabeth Forest within the Trossachs National Park.

The property is immediately adjacent to the Sustrans R7 cycleway and the Rob Roy long distance trail. A burn runs along the South boundary of the property and numerous walks of varying difficulty are easily accessible on either side of the Glen. Less than 60 minutes to Gllencoe ski resort - on priority ploughed A84 when it snows




River View Cottage Self Catering Strathyre


Visit website Delightful semi-detached cottage in village of Strathyre, in the heart of the Trossachs National Park. Woodburning stove, en-suite facilities, WiFi and pet-friendly. River view cottage is just a short stroll from the heart of the village of Strathyre with a good choice of pubs, a cafe and a local shop/post office.




Ben Vane Cottage Self Catering Strathyre


Visit website Benvane Cottage - a 3 bedroom pet friendly holiday cottage in Strathyre, sleeps 4 people with parking, a cot, and garden. Perfect for last minute breaks. The cottage is just a short enjoyable stroll from the heart of Strathyre village with a good choice in places to eat and drink. There is also the Village shop and Post Ofice for provisions just 5 minutes away.




Balvaig Swiss Cabin Strathyre


Visit website Balvaig Swiss Log cabin is situated in a wonderful setting, overlooking a river a stroll from the beautiful highland village of Strathyre. Nestled amongst majestic mountains with magical woods and scenic lochs, you’ll find yourself immersed in the best rugged beauty and wild landscapes that the Trossachs National Park has to offer.




Kintail Cottage self catering Strathyre


Visit website Relax at this cosy and comfortable Kintail Cottage, situated in the beautiful surroundings of 'Bonnie Strathyre'. Enjoy a meal or soak up the atmosphere in one of the local pubs available within walking distance. If you feel more energetic then try one of the many outdoor activities available.




Balvaig Cottage Strathyre


Visit website Situated in the heart of Strathyre village, Balvaig Cottage retains its Victorian charm whilst offering all the home comforts for a relaxing holiday. Balvaig cottage is just a short stroll from the heart of the village with a choice of pubs, a popular cafe and local shop. Perfect location for Walking and cycling holidays with National Cycle route 7 just across the road.




Immervoulin Caravan & Camping Park Strathyre


Visit website Immervoulin Campinmg and Caravan Park Re-opens weekend 13th-15th March 2020. Family run, Immervoulin Caravan & Camping Park is situated on the A84 just south of the tranquil village of Strathyre 9 miles north of Callander. Which is seen as the gateway to the highlands. With 70 places for touring caravans, campers and motor homes all of which are hardstanding with electric hook ups. We also have large level area for approx 60 tents. On-site facilities include toilets, showers wash up area and laundry room with washer and dryer.




Mhor 84 Motel Kingshouse


Visit website Mhor 84 is a motel, restaurant, bar and cafe – the perfect stop on the A84 road to the Highlands. Everyone’s welcome – walkers, cyclists, joggers, dogs and locals. Come and stay, or meet, eat and enjoy a bun, a dram, breakfast, beer, a gourmet meal, or simply a decent flat white and a tasty wedge of cake. National Cycle route 7 is on the doorstep.




Monachyle Mhor Hotel Balquhidder


Visit website Monachyle Mhor is a lochside hotel at the foot of stunning Scottish mountains. Monachlye Mhor is a cool and sophisticated place to stay. Boutique, stylish, rural places to stay, eat and make merry – all with a dash of pizzazz in Scotland and France. Exquisite food and regular events including the popular Mhor Festival in May and hill race events




Golden Larches Licensed Restaurant and B&B Balqhidder Station


Visit website Set in the stunning location of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the Golden Larches is a thriving restaurant and B&B set on the A84 with easy access to Strathyre, Balquhidder and Lochearnhead. The National Cycle Network route 7 is also on the doorstep offering easy acces for hiking and cycling.




Balquhidder Braes Holiday Park Balquhidder Station


Visit website Located in inspiring Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, our luxury log cabins offer guests the chance to experience Scotland’s beauty. Within the 5 Lochs are of the national park stunning glens and lochs are all around us. All cabins come with wildlife as standard. A local licensed restaurant is just a short stroll away.




Mansewood Country House Lochearnhead


Visit website The family-run Mansewood Country Guest House has a 300-year history and is situated within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The 4-star property is at the head of Loch Earn and boasts its own bar and free WiFi in public areas. Stunning hiking country can be found all around, and the guest house is just over an hour’s drive from Fort William and the foot of Ben Nevis.




Lochearn House B&B Lochearnhead


Visit website We are members of the prodigious “Scotland's best Bed and Breakfasts” and pride ourselves on our commitment to make your stay as comfortable, relaxing and as memorable as possible. Matthew, host and chef, is known for his renowned daily specials, but you can also have the full Scottish breakfast.




The Pines B&B Balquhidder Station


Visit website Come to the Pines and receive a warm Scottish welcome. Situated in the beautiful loch Lomond and Trossachs national park. Ideally situated for cycle route 7, Robroy way, Hill walking, Touring, Golfing ( 9 courses with-in a 15 mile radius) or relax beside one of our many local lochs. We have a wide selection of locally sourced produce for breakfast.




Wester Auchraw Croft B&B Lochearnhead


Visit website Wester Auchraw Croft is set in the heart of beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. This in not just any normal Croft; it is one of the most preserved 'Cruck Framed Crofts's in Scotland (a design, based on an upside down Viking ship) and very much part of our Scottish Heritage. Our location in Lochearnhead provides an ideal base for walking, water-sports, cycling, with flora & fauna and wild life in abundance. There are many local historic places to inspire you and bring the history of the highlands to life.




Briar Cottages Lochearnhead


Visit website Briar Cottages Self Catering luxury on the lochside, Pet friendly award-winning accommodation. Beautiful setting on the banks of Lochearn with food and drink locations nearby. Enjoy ever changing loch and mountain views and all ​inclusive use of the summer house, loch garden, jetty, slipway, free trout fishing in season, 6 flag lawn putting, petanque piste with boules and picnic tables. Sledge from the garden in snow or head to the ski slopes at Glen Coe in 45 minutes




Clachan Cottage Hotel Lochearnhead


Visit website Clachan Cottage Hotel is set by the banks of Lochearn with stunning enviable views across the loch to Edinample Castle. Great year round location for a long or short break. Good choice on accommodation. Ideal location for exploring the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and the surrounding villages.




Pine Cottage Strathyre


Visit website Attractive cottage by the river Balvaig in a peaceful setting in the heart of Strathyre. Pine Cottage has a garden and barbecue facilities. The property is 8.7 miles from Callander and free private parking is provided. This holiday home is equipped with 3 bedrooms, a TV, and a kitchen. The cottage is also just a few minutes stroll from the heart of Strathyre




The Four Seasons Hotel St Fillans


Visit website The Four Seasons Hotel in The Trossachs National Park offers stunning views across Loch Earn and is THE place for sublime RnR and a digital detox. The Four Seasons Hotel is one of the best-kept secrets in The Trossachs National park. It sits with one of the most breathtaking views in Scotland, that of westwards from Saint Fillans across the 7 miles of Loch Earn. A long established independent hotel, The Four Seasons has recently been taken over and is facing a new era. Plans are to retain the best of the old with just a few new touches.




Achray House Hotel and Lodges St Fillans


Visit website The Achray House Hotel won a Best Hotel & Restaurant 2018 – Perth & Kinross award from LUX Life Magazine, added to our Hall of Fame Award of Excellence from TripAdvisor, and our TravelMyth ranking as one of the best small hotels in Perthshire. It’s always great to win awards, but we couldn’t have done it without the many wonderful guests who choose our hotel as their getaway destination of choice!




Cooper Cottages Strathyre, Balquhidder, Lochearnhead


Visit website Cooper cottages offer a wide selection of quality self catering accommodation in Strathyre, Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and other locations in Perthshire and Stirlingshire. All cottages are set in beautiful surroundings in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.




Lochearn Leisure Park St Fillans


Visit website Beautifully located within the undulating hills and scenery of highland Perthshire, Loch Earn Leisure Park is the perfect retreat. Situated on the south shore of Loch Earn, one mile from St. Fillans, the park, with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, is a veritable haven of peace and tranquillity and the perfect getaway from an increasingly frantic world




Tigh Na Crich Lochearnhead


Visit website Tigh Na Crich is a large traditionally built stone house, dating from the mid 1800's. Situated in the village of Lochearnhead, on the junction of the A85/ A84, Tigh na Crich is set at the foot of Glenogle, near Edinample Castle and Ben Vorlich, at the head of Loch Earn. Retaining much of its original character, Tigh Na Crich has been renovated to a high standard.




Lochside Cottages Balquhidder


Visit website Lochside cottages are two stonebuilt farm outbuildings which offer high quality modern facilities in a truly picturesque and tranquil environment. The cottages have views of loch Voil, the Braes of Balquhidder and meadows of grazing sheep. The main farmhouse dates back to the times of Bonnie Prince Charlie and there are records of an extension to the original building in 1750.




Tigh Na Croit Balquhidder


Visit website Tigh na Croit offers self catering accommodation located close to the small village of Balquhidder. This pretty Scottish village is near Lochearnhead on the west Perthshire/Stirlingshire border. Our holiday cottage is over 400 years old and is an ideal bolt hole for those who want a relaxing break away. It is in a perfect setting, surrounded by fields and mountains. The cottage sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms.




Ardoch Lodge Cabins Strathyre


Visit website Ardoch Lodge is an idyllic retreat of 12 acres surrounded by spectacular scenery in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Stay in a log cabin or the Mews cottage for your whole holiday, never needing to use your car, or use our central location as a base to explore this beautiful part of Scotland. The centre of Strathyre is just a short walk away with access to the local shop pubs and cafe.




Lochview Barn and Alpine Lodge Strathyre


Visit website The accommodation has been created out of the old barn at Runacraig Farm which dates back to the 1600's. It has its own garden patio area with ample car parking space. The views of Loch Lubnaig are splendid and a short walk over the road and through a meadow gives access to the loch shore.




Strathyre Camping Pods Strathyre


Visit website Strathyre Camping pods offer a luxury glamping experience. Based in the heart of the village, each pod sleeps up to 2 people. These luxurious Pods are equipped with all the things you will need for your stay. The village of Strathyre offers a good selection of pubs, a cafe and a shop /post office - all just a short stroll away. Email




Balquhidder View Cabins Balquhidder Station


Visit website Nestled away in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, our luxury cabin provides everything you will need to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this stunning part of Scotland. For those interested in the outdoors, there are a number of walks of varying length and difficulty that can be taken right from our door. In addition we are adjacent to both Rob Roy Way and National Cycle Network route 7, so exploring the immediate area could not be easier. Telephone enquiries: 07834 387979




Strathyre Adventure Centre


Visit website The Strathyre Outdoor Centre offers Basic and Budget accommodation. The Outdoor centre was purposely designed as a true outdoor centre ensuring the layout and facilities are exactly as you will require. We can accommodate up to 25 in the Centre. The Outdoor Adventure Centre is ideally placed for a wide range of activities and the village with a selections of pubs, cafe and shop are just 1 mile away.




Balvaig Log Cabin Strathyre


Visit website Authentic log cabin in gorgeous setting overlooking river in an area of outstanding natural beauty in National Park. Walks, cycle routes and wildlife abound, fishing from river bank, watersports on the loch, or just relax and enjoy the tranquility and the fantastic views. The centre of Strathyre is just a short stroll away with access to local shop, cafe and pubs.




Stronsalaney Cottage Strathyre


Visit Website Charming cottage with views over the river Balvaig. Beautifully situated in a picturesque and secluded location on a quiet lane. This cottage enjoys magnificent views over the river and valley to the surrounding mountains. Retaining much of the original atmosphere and charm this refurbished stable conversion is finished to an exceptionally high standard. The property is situated 2 miles off the main route on a single track lane through the Trossachs.




Hillside Cabin Self Catering Strathyre


Visit website Hillside - Enchanting Log Cabin retreat nestled in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. This stunning cabin is set in a magical wooded area with private parking. The cabin is furnished and equipped to the highest standards making it cosy and comfortable at any time of year. The centre of Strathyre is just a short walk away with a choice of pubs and cafe.




The Byre Self Catering Stronsalaney Strathyre


Visit website The Byre is a large holiday home located on a quiet road near the River Balvaig in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The house sleeps up to 8 with two king-sized rooms, one double and one twin (for children). The Byre has a large garden outside and is located in a stunning rural location nearby the River Balvaig. Balquhidder, Strathyre and Lochearnhead are all closeby. There are good opportunities for walking, munro bagging or cycling on the National Cycle Network R7.




Edinample Lodge Cottage Lochearnhead


Visit website Edinample Lodge offers comfortable self catering accommodation for families with views towards Loch Earn. At the eastern end of Loch Earn you will find St. Fillans golf club and two restaurants, while at the western end you can access the Route 7 National Cycle Network with miles of great walking or cycling in either direction.




St Ola Self Catering Cottage Main Street Strathyre


Visit website This former Shepherds cottage is a characterful terraced holiday home on three levels, offering a great base for exploring the National Park and surrounding area. The property is great for families with a king size bedroom, double bedroom and single bedroom. There is a spacious family bathroom with bath and downstairs a cosy lounge with dining area and kitchen. St. Ola is dog friendly with a large enclosed garden to the rear and many walks on your doorstep. The village has a shop, post office and three eating/drinking places.




Kirkton Bridge Cottage Balquhidder


Visit website Kirkton Bridge is a unique cottage sitting in Kirkton Glen, Balquhidder, with open woodland at the rear and the Kirkton Burn at the edge of the large open garden. The property sleeps six comfortably, with one double room, one twin room, and one bunk-bed room. Kirkton Bridge is dog friendly property and offers an ideal base for walkers, cyclists or sightseers. The lounge features a log-burning stove, television and DVD player. WiFi is available. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity this holiday home offers.




The Boathouse Lochearnhead


Visit website The Boathouse offers loch side holiday accommodation for large families by Loch Earn. With a private mooring and fishing rights there are opportunities for fishing and water sports from the private jetty. A slipway is available adjacent to the property by prior arrangement. French doors open the full width of the lounge onto a decked area, allowing you to sit and enjoy the activities on the loch or watch the Osprey dive. This makes a great social space for your family.




Glenogle Lodge Cabin Lochearnhead


Visit website A well-appointed, dog friendly, log cabin near Loch Earn and Ben Vorlich. Perfect for short breaks or walking holidays with local munros to explore. Glen Ogle Lodge is in the village of Lochearnhead, situated in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. There are views of Loch Earn from the front of the property and stunning starry skies. There are two bars and restaurants within walking distance and the village store, where you can purchase fishing permits for the loch, is just a short walk away.




Loch Voil Hostel Balquhidder


Visit website Remote and peaceful mountain hostel on Balquhidder lochside with own jetty and boat. Within the Loch Lomond National Park. Ideal for outdoor activities and relaxing in beautiful surroundings. The hostel sleeps 12 in 3 bedrooms: double, family and bunk-room. Excellent car, bus and train connections to Glasgow and Edinburgh, airports and the West Highlands.




The Old Schoolhouse Lochearnhead


Visit website ​The Old Schoolhouse is a self catering holiday cottage, sitting at the West end of Loch Earn with stunning views down the loch towards St Fillans and our local Munro Ben Vorlich and surrounding mountains. In the heart of the of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park a good central base for touring the Highlands and enjoying the dramatic scenery of Rob Roy Country. Just over an hour from Perth, Glasgow or Edinburgh.




Allt Beag Self Catering Cottage Lochearnhead


Visit website Allt Beag self catering holiday cottage in Lochearnhead offers modern bright accommodation in a quiet location with easy access to walks and cycling on the Sustrans Route 7 cycle network. With Views of Loch Earn where you can enjoy watersports and fishing during the summer months. Visitors enjoy seeing the deer and red squirrels or a rare sighting of the Pine Martin from the cottage. Allt Beag holiday cottage provides a central base for exploring the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park




Wee Orchard Lodge Lochearnhead


Visit website Self catering apartment for two on the outskirts of Lochearnhead, with views of Loch Earn and Ben Vorlich. Hot tub available on request. This is the perfect spot for a couple looking for a quiet getaway. Magnificent views over Loch Earn looking towards St Fillans, and the surrounding mountains. Guests can access the National Cyle Network Route 7, which runs all the way from Callander to Killin, and is perfect for a long cycle or a leisurely stroll along Glen Ogle.




Immeroin Farm Cottages Balquhidder


Visit Website: 2 Self catering cottages in a beautiful setting in the hills between Balquhidder and Strathyre. Fantastic location with the great outdoors right on the doorstep Immeroin Farm Cottages, Immeroin, Balquhidder Scotland FK19 8PF Tel: 01877 384322




Leitters Cottage Balquhidder


Visit Website Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bathroom cottage set in an elevated position with spectacular panoramic views. Leitters Holiday Cottage offers a family accommodation where you can enjoy the wildlife, walks and stunning scenery of the Local Area. A good central base for exploring the historical places, Just over an hours drive from the cities of Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Fantastic views of Balquhidder Glen. Nearby access to Route 7 National Cycle Network. Enquiries and Bookings: enquiries@coopercottages.com




School House Self Catering Cottage Strathyre


Visit Website Resting in the village of Strathyre, just a few miles from the charming town of Callander within the Scottish countryside, you will find the charismatic bungalow, School House. Renovated to a high standard this delightful dwelling offers both stylish and contemporary features combined with a bright and airy decor, most suitable for families or a group of friends. School House is the ultimate choice for a family break to the heart of Scotland.





Businesses & Artisans

Strathyre Village Shop and Post Office


Visit website Located in the heart of the village of Strathyre. The shop/Post Office and grocery, which is owned and maintained by the Richards family, holds a good stock of provisions and essential items.




Lochearnhead Village Shop


Village grocery store stocking essential items for local folks and visitors. Contact Phone: 01567 830214




St Fillans Village Store


We sell a wide variety of products, including locally sourced eggs, dairy products, vegetables and bread. We are also licensed to sell wines, beers and cigarettes. Loch Earn fishing permits are available including, bait and fishing supplies. Try our superb coffee, home made scones and sandwiches, Danish pastries, and the best bacon butties. Tel: 01764 685309 or 01764 685309




Enchanted Cottage Gifts Balquhidder


Visit website Wide selection of crafts and Gifts




Sula Soft Furnishings Strathyre


Visit website Sula Furnishing was founded by Catriona McGeogh Sula, situated in the Trossachs, specialise in designing and producing a quality range of soft furnishings in traditional and contemporary Scottish wool fabrics and Harris Tweed. Buy our Sula designed items at Venachar Lochside restaurant just north of Callander or make an appointment to visit us at our workshop in Strathyre for a consultation.




Keip Capers Rusgachan Strathyre


Craft Business traditional spinning, wool and felt craft Pony walking and treking by arrangement Contact Linda Email




KP Horsely Rob Roy Workshop Timber and Building Supplies Kingshouse


Timber, Landscaping, Plumbing and Electrical supplies DIY Visit website Kevin P Horsley Rob Roy Workshop Balquhidder Station FK19 8NX Stirling Scotland Phone: 01877384274 Fax: 01877 384252




Mhor in Store Kingshouse


Visit website Tel: 01877 384691




Susan Stewart Hairdresser


Mobile Hairdresser Tel: 07712 047147




Strathyre Bike Hire and repairs


Visit website Bike Hire from Gary McDonald at Strathyre Bikes located directly on Route 7 National Cycle Network on the North side of the Village just beyond the Strathyre Village Hall. Bikes can be delivered to your hotel, B&B or Self Catering location. Please give as much notice as possible due to popularity.




Stuart Mathieson Fishon


Staurt Mathieson is a locall Ghillie offering fishing tuition in local Rivers and lochs near Strathyre Email




Kingshouse Travel Kingshouse


Visit website Kingshouse travel offer cabs, coach and mini-bus hire, from 4 to 49 passengers for private, executive and contract hire across Stirling, UK and Europe. Get a Quote View More Information Tel: 01877 384768 Mobile: 07876 375982 Coach Breaks Our Day Breaks & Short Breaks by Coach are the perfect way to relax and explore the UK, we've a wide range of breaks and dates to choose from. View More Information




Strathyre Adventure Centre


Visit website Use the Centre as a Base for self guided trips and Adventures. the Centre is currently used by many activity providers, youth groups, schools and Colleges. You could also use the team at strive Adventure for full days and multi Day Activities Strive Adventure have been running a dedicated team of experienced and qualified instuctors for 15 years they can provide Standup paddle boarding water safety training and accredition Hill walking and mountaineering Film and photography Expeditions and D of E training Mountain biking Trail running Campcraft Rock climbing Archery Gorge walking Bushcraft Survival skills Strive Adventure is a mobile training resource offering challenging outdoor adventure, creative arts and volunteering. As well as for fun and exploration. Our programmes are designed to build confidence, self – awareness, leadership and team work skills. These are delivered through training sessions that are designed in consultation with individuals and groups. outdoor activities including: Strive Adventure operates with full insurance and is aproved by the Adventurous Activities licencing Authority For info and costings Email




Thomas Allan and Sons Plumbers


All forms of plumbing repairs and boiler maintenance Bathroom installations. Telephone 01877 330012




D Thow Farmer Balquhidder


D Thow farming and land management. Livestock, animal husbandry Ballimore Farm Balquhidder Lochearnhead Perthshire FK19 8PE Tel 01877 384255




Drummond Estate Boat Hire and Fishing Lochearnhead


Visit website Located at Ardveich Bay, in the heart of Perthsire, Loch Earn can produce some of the largest brownies in Scotland, some running to around 10lb. It's quite feasible to boat 30 odd fish in an outing, mainly brown trout but with the occasional escapee rainbow trout also showing up! We offer a range of services for your trip to the Highlands, from Fishing Permits to Boat Hire. We have Moorings, Boat Storage and Slipway facilities. Our on-site store stocks a range of Tackle and has Rods available for hire or purchase.




Darren Rice Jewellery Immeroin, Balquhidder


Visit Website: Hand crafted selection of gifts and jewellery by Darren Rice based in Immeroin Nr Balquhidder in the Loch Lomonds and Trossachs National Park. Fantastic selection of cufflinks, kilt pins, broches, watches and other items.




Inverlochlarig Venison


Web Site: At Inverlochlarig we supply the highest quality wild venison sourced from our own, and other carefully selected neighbouring estates. All fresh produce is prepared and packaged to the highest E.U. standards using our own modern approved facilities. It is then frozen and delivered to your door within 24 hours. E.mail: enquiry@inverlochlarig.com Tel: 01877 384232




Airlie Ice cream Strathyre


Airlie Ice Cream is based in the village of Strathyre and run by Colin and Sheridan Adams. The business provides a wide selection of homemade Ice Cream in a variety of flavours. Airlie Ice Cream is distributed to a selection of suppliers in Stirlingshire and the Trossachs areas. Enquiries please email Tel: 01877 384247




Robroy Piper - Balquhidder


Connor Ramsay-Clapham is the Robroy Piper. Connor is an accomplish musician specialising in traditional Bagpipes, Scottish Small Pipes and Tin whistles. Connor is available for hire for Weddings - and any other special occasion. Booking equiries - Please give as much notice as possible. Visit Website E.mail Tel: 07867 315858




Roll Outdoors Balquhidder


Roll is a family business born of our passion and love for the Great Outdoors, inspired by the stunning backdrop of the village where we live and now work, Balquhidder. Mountain biking is a way of life in our household as if someone’s not shredding the trails others are being made to watch GoPro videos of the rest of the crew doing so! We had a dream to be The Local Bike Shop for locals as well as visitors who enjoy drinking in our local sights on the abundance of cycle routes and for fitness, to get outside and get active. Come on your own, with a friend or partner or bring the whole family! We invite you to Roll out of bed and get Outdoors! Seek us out for e-bike hire and mountain bike hire, servicing and maintenance. Sales, parts and accessories. Advice and local area information. Any mountain bike chat! We hope to make it easier for you to enjoy mountain biking in Balquhidder and perhaps to get a few more hooked on our passion! Visit Facebook Page Tel: 07979 746658





Village Groups

BLS Community Council


Visit website The Community Council for the Area covers the villages of Strathyre, Balquhidder and Lochearnhead. The Community Council is represented by members of each village. Meetings are held monthly on a rota based in each community. Contact the Community Council: Chair: David Johnston Deputy Chair: Andrew Poulter Secretary: Ruth McLusky Treasurer: Eunice Frame




BLS Community Development Trust


Twitter The BLS Community Development Trust serves the development needs of the communities of Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre. Email Chairperson: Emma Richards




Lochearn Tourist Initiative (LETi)


robroycountry.com The Lochearn Toiurist Initiatrive is based in Lochearnhead and promotes its members businesses in support of local Tourism. Management of the treble-award-winning BLiSSTrail Chairperson Kim Proven Email




Stuc A Chroin Hill Race Committee


Event Details The Stuc A Chroin 5000 Hill Race Committee is chaired by Davey Allan from Strathyre. The Stuc a Chroin hill race is unique, as well as being one of the most challenging hill races in the UK, it is run entirely by Volunteers from the local community as has been the case for 32 years. The Race Committee L to R: Graeme Courtney, Steve Respinger (Secretary), Catriona MacGeoch, Jim Heron, Davey Allan (Chairman), Dougie Aitchison, Wullie Dalziel, Ian Brydie




Old Station Court Residents Association


The Chair of the Old Station Court Residents Association is Wullie Dalziel Email




Strathyre Emergency Response Team


Visit website SERT was established iun 2016 to serve the Strathyre Community in the event of any Major Emergency. The team of 20 Volunteers is led by Co-ordinator Kenny Higgins Scottish Flood Forum - Advice for Communities at risk of flooding




Balvaig Music Group


Visit website Balvaig Music Group was founded in 2011 by Kenny Higgins and Cliff Uney. The band meet up on the first Sunday of each month to run a Bothy Style Music Session where anyone can pop in and join in the music. Venue: The White Stag Inn Strathyre from 2pm - All welcome Free entry. Enquiries email: kennyhiggins0@gmail.com Balvaig Members: Kenny Higgins, Cliff Uney, Tommy Anderson, Stevie Black, Greg Watson, Mikey Higgins, Owen Uney, Mike Keeney, Jane Booth, Andy Bates




Balquhidder Lochearnhead and Strathyre Highland Games Committee


Visit website The next Highland Games takes place on 25th July 2020 Programme 10:30 Piping competition begins with the Piobaireachd and continues with Strathspey & Reel throughout the day; junior heavweights perform in the arena 12.00 Heavyweight competition begins in the ring 12.00 Dancing competition on the platform (Piob Mhor of Scotland Dancing League) Barracks Johnnie; Heilan’ Laddie 12.30 Local events start in the ring (residents Perthshire Highland Games Association area only) 13.00 The Badenoch & Strathspey Pipe Band will lead the Clan March onto the field 2019 Games Chieftain tbc, Games President and Officials, Clan Chieftains and representatives 13.30 Open Dancing begins on the platform: Highland Fling; Sword Dance; Shean Trubhais; Reel of Tulloch; Sailor’s Hornpipe; Irish Jig 13.30 Track and Field running events begin – these events are open to anyone 100, 220 and 440 yards; half-mile and 1 mile 14.00 Track and Field jumping events begin – these events are open to anyone High jump; Long jump; Hop, step and jump 15.00 The Badenoch & Strathspey Pipe Band perform 15.15 FUN races for young and not so young! Boys 10-14; Boys 6-9; Girls 10-14; Girls 6-9; Infants (under 6); Married ladies; Spinsters 15.45 Tug O’War and Pull of the Clans 16.00 Hill race starts (open to everyone but pre-registration required on the day at Starter’s tent); race is approx. 3miles/5k and involves 1600ft/500m of ascent. Prizes for first 3 male and first 3 female finishers. 16.30 ‘Pure Malt’, traditional folk band playing in the beer tent 17.00 The Badenoch & Strathspey Pipe Band perform 20.00 Close




Balquhidder Community Broadband


Visit website Introduction by Richard Harris: The lack of effective broadband provision in the local area has been an issue since early Celtic times: engravings on local standing stones indicate regular sacrifices of proto-human network executives to propitiate the gods of connectivity. Little has changed since and multiple attempts have been since made to improve the state of local communications. Given just how critical effective broadband is to economic and social development and the sustainability of rural communities, it may be time to reintroduce human sacrifice… The report attached to this post outlines the state of broadband provision in Balquhidder and the level of demand for services. It was originally written in 2007 and includes a comprehensive local survey, carried out by Balquhidder resident Catriona Oldham, as well as a summary of the geographical and infrastructure issues specific to the area. That was ahead of the then Scotgov project which involved BT being given hundreds of millions of pounds in public money to do, apparently, damn all. It may now be time to reintroduce those old Celtic rituals. Download the .pdf here




Strathyre Music Festival Committee


Strathyre Music Festival takes Place 31st July to 1st August the Festival will take on a new format and further details will be announced soon. Enquiries Please Email clana1pine@btinternet.com Strathyre Music Festival was founded in 2013 and features a wide selection of music ranging from Traditional Folk, Blues, Country and Rock. This is a family friendly event, which takes place at the Forestry Commission field at the South end of the Village.




Crafternoons Craft Workshops


Visit website Crafternoons is a Community Group of budding Artisans that get together on a Sunday afternoon every two weeks in various venues - Mainly the Strathyre Village Hall or White Stag Inn. Each event focuses on a creative project with tea and coffee served. Organiser is Janet Richards Email




Strathyre Primary School


Visit website Our new school values are teamwork, honesty, respect, confidence and an eagerness to learn. Strathyre Primary School is a small, rural school in beautiful environs. It was built in 1960 to replace a very old school building, which was the original school. A standing stone which is believed to be a lintel or cornerstone, sits in the playground and is the only remaining evidence of the old school. We have 41 children at present. Our school catchment area encompasses the three communities of Strathyre, Balquhidder and Lochearnhead. Our vision for the children at Strathyre Primary School is to provide opportunities to enable them to be healthy, happy, confident, and to achieve their full potential in a safe and caring environment. I believe that everyone in the school community has a role to play in this vision, and look forward to building on partnerships with parents, the local community and local businesses as well as other agencies that help to support and enrich our children’s education. We aim to keep the whole school community informed about all the amazing work we do. Throughout each session we will endeavour to share information from the classroom, whole school activities, curriculum developments and Parent Partnership activities. I look forward to working in partnership with you to give your child a very enjoyable primary school experience. Tanya Starkey Interim Headteacher Twitter




Strathyre Primary Parents Partnership


STRATHYRE PRIMARY SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP BOARD MEETING MINUTES MONDAY 11th MARCH 2019 1. Present and Apologies Present: Bernie McDonald, Daniel Martin, Jamie Anderson, Erica Mackenzie, Karen Kett, Helen Clark, Danny Bird, Abbey Arkotxa Apologises: Christine Cameron, Iona Mchedliani Email




Lochearnhead Sheers Competition 27-28 June 2020


The Lochearn Shears ( The Scottish Blackface Shearing Championships) are on the 27th and 28th June 2020

Lochearnhead Shears was established in 1993, and over the years it has become one of the larger sheep shearing competitions in the United Kingdom. Sheep shearers from all over the World compete to take home the “Scottish Blackface Shearing Champion” title. Blackface sheep are predominant in this area and require extra skills from the competitors to overcome their flighty nature and the coarser wool of this mountain breed.




Villagers Magazine


The Villagers Magazine covers the four communities of Strathyre, Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and St Fillans. Copies are available from local Village shops and pubs in each of the villages. WIth no hard copies being distributed due to the Corona-19 pandemic, The Villagers has gone live on-line - You can view publications here Email the Villagers





Religion

Balquhidder Parish Church


Email




Roman Catholic St Joseph the Worker Church in Callander


Mass: Sun: 11:30 Sat 5pm May through Sept




Scottish Episcopal Chrch St Angus Lochearnhead


Communion Sun 11:30 1st & 3rd Sun each month 2nd & 4th & 5th Sun 5:30pm Evensong




St Fillans Dundurn Church


Tel: 01738 628378