Ben Ledi View

Callander's Community Newspaper

Welcome to the Ben Ledi View

Callander's community newspaper 

Welcome to the Ben Ledi View website.

Founded in 1987, the Ben Led View is a free community newspaper produced and distributed by volunteers for the benefit and enjoyment of residents of and visitors to Callander in Perthshire, Scotland, UK. It is named after Ben Ledi, the 867m hill that towers over the town.

Produced in Callander by Callander for Callander...

The BLV has undergone several facelifts over the years, and Callander's incorporation into the National Park has necessitated a broadening of the editorial remit. Since the early days, Callander has grown and the community has become increasingly diverse. Nevertheless, those aims set out in the first issue remain as close to our hearts as ever. We are committed to equality and the paper exists to disseminate information about community-related news, concerns and events fairly, without discrimination on grounds of age, race, colour, creed, gender, disability or orientation.

The Ben Ledi View is read by Callander residents of all ages, and by subscribers based in the UK and abroad, many of whom are regular visitors to Callander. All Callander-based businesses and services that advertise receive a free copy of every edition, as do statutory bodies such as the National Library of Scotland, Stirling Council and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

The site is still being developed, so if there is anything you would like us to include, please use the contact details to get  in touch. 

Thanks for accessing the website for Callander Community's free, local magazine.


Below are links to other sites for organisations which operate in and around Callander.





Latest News


Friday 5th June 2015

The latest issue of the Ben Ledi View was published with a wrapper appealing for volunteers to help with the newspaper. If you are interested in helping us, then please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Friday 5th June

June/July issue published


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Friday 13th March 2015

Ben Ledi View wins Community Newspaper of the Year (Circulation above 500) for the Stirling area.

Sue, Alex, Sarah and Keith accept the award on behalf of everyone who helps produce and deliver the BLV.