A New Season of Films to Enjoy at The Callander Cinema

At 7:30pm on Sunday November 11 we open the 42nd season of community cinema in Callander with a screening of Dunkirk.  We will screen a varied selection of 15 Award Winning movies with Oscar Winners, Comedy, Drama, Western, Horror, and Foreign films, and a Christmas Movie for the family. The season will run from November 2018 to June 2019 for the bargain price of £26, which works out at less than £2 per movie.


Due to flooding, remodelling and uncertainty about the sale of St Kessogs we will be moving our screenings to 7:30pm on Sunday nights at the Callander Youth Project at 6 Bridgend, Callander FK17 8AH.

We have received sponsorship from local companies: Julie Carmichael at Deli Ecosse, Gordon Esson at Man Cave Barber Shop, Dave McAlpine Construction,                     Callander     Youth Project, Gordon Halladay at Spirit of Callander and the Texas Hold Em Poker players at The Waverley.

Visitors and locals are always welcome.  It’s £5 at the door for non-members.

We are online at: 

See you at the movies.

Eammon O’Boyle (01877-339323)

Sun. Nov. 11  Dunkirk
Sun. Nov. 25  The Post
Sun. Dec. 9     The Death of Stalin
Sun. Dec. 23  The Man Who Invented Christmas
Sun. Jan. 13    Darkest Hour
Sun. Jan. 27    The Shape of Water
Sun. Feb. 10 Hereditary
Sun. Feb. 24      Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Sun. Mar. 17      Shoplifters
Sun. Mar. 31      Sweet Country
Sun. Apr. 14      The Guernsey Literary Society
Sun. Apr. 28      Lady Bird
Sun.  May 12 I Tonya
Sun.  May 26 Molly’s Game
June 2019 AGM – TBC.

15 Award Winning Movies for £26

Cheques payable to Callander Film Society.

Return to Aileen Dimmer, 7 Castle Grove, Callander FK17 8AZ.

Or Pay by BACS.  Callander Film Society.  Bank of Scotland, Callander.

Sort Code 800591.  Account Number 00242863.



Preparations are well in hand for the Village Burns Supper which will take place on Saturday 26 January 2019 at 7.00 for 7.30 pm in the Village Hall, Fore Road.  The Supper will be hosted as usual by the Friends of Kippen Kirk and catered by Cameron Skinner.


Ian Young, an old hand at Burns Suppers, from Campsie Glen will propose the Immortal Memory.  The Toast to the Lassies will be proposed by Duncan McEwan of Arnprior, and Baroness Goldie, an acclaimed and hilarious Burns speaker, will reply.  Neil Benny will recite Tam O’Shanter.  Kath McKellar Ferguson will be organising the evening’s musical entertainment.

Tickets will be priced around £20, and will be available from the FKKT trustees, Michael Hirst (870283), Barry Topping (870090), Mary Lawson (870202), David Jenkins (870434) and Julie McEachern (870635) and others.

You can book your tickets now and encourage your friends to join you for a great evening.

Sir Michael Hirst, Glentirran, Kippen, Stirlingshire FK8 3DY

Tel. +44 (0)1786 870283, Fax +44 (0) 1786 870679, Mobile +44 (0) 7885 627600


Diamond Anniversary of Over 60s Christmas Dinner

This year’s celebration will be held on Monday 3rd December and will mark 60 years of a great village tradition. Many offers of support from individuals and organisations were received at a recent meeting and plans are underway to provide a special party.  Villagers of all ages will be pulling together to create a memorable afternoon. In addition to our normal fundraising, which covers food and drink, a windfarm grant has been approved to provide some added extras.  Guests old and new will be very welcome to attend.  Contact Tracy 870385 for more information.

Tracy Hepburn


Cancer Research – Dr Railton Scott Annual Appeal

Autumn is here (well it feels like it!) and the organising committee will have their first meeting on Monday 12th November at 8.10pm in the Reading Rooms to plan for the 2019 Appeal. We are delighted that Sara Prince has agreed to be Chair this year and we welcome her onto the committee.

The annual Whist Evening will take place in the Village Hall on Friday 1st February. Please put this date in your next year’s diary and come along and support this fun village event which raises in excess of £5000 for Cancer Research.

In January there will be some beginners, and brush- up, lessons in the Reading Rooms – dates will be posted in the Village. We are delighted that the younger generation have been coming along in recent years, so we plan to hold some lessons in the Primary school again in January.

Next year’s diaries will be available from McNicoll’s from November.

Naomi Hirst

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Charity Fundraising Christmas Grotto

Shirley Lamb, Santa and their elves would like to thank the support given last year at their ‘Charity Fundraising Grotto’ held in December 2017.

The sum raised with the generosity of all visitors was £800 split equally between ‘Startup Stirling’ and ‘Downs Syndrome, Scotland’.

This year’s event will take place on the weekend of 1st and 2nd December 2018.
The venue as usual will be at ‘Linton’, Fintry Road, Kippen. The contact telephone number is 01786870231.

For those who have not visited before the children will have a full 10-minute personal visit with Santa ending with a gift. For adults there will be the opportunity to socialise and donate to home baking, mulled wine and soup. You do not have to bring a child to participate just come and enjoy the social occasion and view the lights and help raise funds for this year’s Charity.

The cost will be £5 per child. This year’s deserving charities will be ‘Startup Stirling’ and ‘Neonatal Unit, FV hospital Falkirk’.

Please telephone Shirley to book a time as soon as possible as places fill up quickly and some repeat visitors have already booked. Many thanks in anticipation of your support.

Shirley Lamb



Tennis Festival

Primary 3 and 4 attended a Fun Tennis Festival at Balfron High at the end of May. Everybody was split into teams with S3 sports leaders. We got to try all the different activities. They had a game called Jail Break and we played rallies. The sports leaders helped to teach us new skills and we all think we have got better at tennis.

“I think everybody enjoyed the tennis festival” Reece P4

“At the tennis festival I learned a new game called fish and chips.” Edward P4

“I got much better at tennis from playing the games” Alyvia P3



Gardens Open in Kippen

Under Scotland’s Garden Scheme, 6 gardens opened in Kippen on Sunday 17th June.  They were Glentirran, Dun Eaglais, Farringford, Stone Lea, Woodstone House and Arnmoulin. We were lucky with a dry day with blinks of sunshine, and crowds of people both from the village and further afield. £2,796 was raised for two charities, Alzheimer’s Scotland and Start Up Stirling.

Teas were a huge success in the Reading Rooms, with the chance to walk round the community garden at the rear of the building.

All the hard work of the owners of the gardens was well rewarded with many comments about the different styles of planting, the structure of the gardens and of course, our spectacular views. One visitor said with real feeling, “You are very blessed” and I think we are.



Classics of Kippen

C@K LogoThe next “Classics at Kippen” event will be a “summer Serenade” to be held in Kippen Parish Church on Friday 27 July at 7.30 pm. This will be a fun evening of “light’ classical music given by “local” singing students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Please tell your friends, spread the word, come along if you can. These concerts give the students a much-needed performance platform to gain more performing experience. The proceeds of this evening will be going towards funding our own staging for these events. We have to raise £5000!

For tickets please email me at

As always, thank you so much for your continued support.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes