James Pringle Weavers Shop, Callander
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James Pringle Weavers Shop, Callander

Often hailed as the 'Gateway to the Highlands', Callander is a small town situated at the junction of the Leny River and the River Teith, 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Stirling. It lies immediately south of the Highland Boundary Fault and east of the Pass of Leny which is a main routeway into the Highlands. The settlement, which is historically a meeting point between Highlander and Lowlander, owes its modern development to the Commissioners of the Forfeited Estates who planned the layout of the village in the wake of the 1745 Jacobite Rising on lands formerly owned by the Drummond family. It expanded as a tourist resort in the 19th Century and remains today a leading centre of tourist activity with its Rob Roy and Trossachs Centre located in the former St Kessog's Church. Callander, which has extensive tourist facilities, featured as Tannochbrae in the 1960s TV series of Dr Finlay's Casebook. There are walks to the Bracklinn Falls on the Keltie Water to the east and to the west a footpath and cycle track follow the line of the former Callander and Oban Railway.

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