Your News....Your Views....Your Magazine

As iconic to the town as the hill for which it is named, the award-winning Ben Ledi View has been informing, entertaining and connecting the people of Callander, Scotland for over 35 years.

The 8-page May 1987 launch-issue (edited by Ken Dunn and Maryanne Ure) carried a cover story of the announcement by Stirling Council that the disused St Kessog's Church was to be converted into Callander's Visitors' Centre.

Since then, the visitor centre has moved twice and the ongoing debate over the fate of St Kessog’s continues to be a hot news item for the Ben Ledi View!

Meanwhile, the magazine has transformed and grown along with the town, all the while staying true to its original aims and ethos.


Residents of the town and local area look forward to its arrival on their doormat every two months – each edition packed with the news, information and views that matter to them.

Produced and delivered by a team of local volunteers and funded by local business advertising, the magazine is a true community project.

Did you know?

Almost 2,000 copies of every edition are hand-delivered free to every household and most businesses in the Callander area 6 times a year

Fair and equal

Reflecting the needs and diversity of its growing population, the magazine continues to share community-related concerns without discrimination on grounds of age, race, colour, creed, gender, disability or orientation.

Impartial and Independent

The Ben Ledi View is not affiliated to any other local organisations and is proud to be an independent voice for residents and the groups and associations that work on behalf of Callander's people.


The Ben Ledi View could not continue to exist without the support of the community it serves.

There are many ways to be a part of the Ben Ledi View and ensure that it can continue to provide a free means of communication for local people and organisations for many years to come.

The Ben Ledi View Community Newspaper is registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), registration number SC043744.

Community Newspaper of the Year (2008, 2010 and 2011) - Stirling Community Newspaper Forum