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Making it Count Awards

We were so excited to launch our first ever Annual Charity Gala in 2020 to raise funds for local charities such as Strathcarron Hospice. Continued restrictions led to us postponing the Gala until next year but we are still announcing our three ‘Making It Count’ recipients in our latest issue.

We featured Stenhousemuir couple, Asiyah and Jawad Javed in our Local Heroes issue for everything they do to help not only the community but people across the world! Many people brought their story forward to us and that is why they are one of the recipients of our ‘Making It Count Awards’.

Asiyah and Jawad Javed have owned and operated Day-Today Express in Stenhousemuir for three years and the couple have always helped not only their customers but also the wider community.

They received global press pubilcity for their COVID-19 kits for their elderly customers but this isn’t the first time they’ve  helped the vulnerable. In 2018, during the “Beast from the East” they personally delivered milk and bread to their elderly customers.

They were aware of the  stockpiling during that crisis and as soon as COVID-19 became a threat they knew it was time to help again. They bought as many supplies as possible before the lockdown so that they could supply those in need. Asiyah explains she knew that there would be stockpiling again, and it was the elderly who would lose out. The couple began handing out free COVID-19 kits consisting of face masks, hand sanitiser and cleaning wipes. These were made available to the vulnerable in the shop and they also personally delivered them. They handed out over 1,000 of these.

Their mission was that no one would go without during this difficult time. They have given out over 900 baby milks and baby food to families in need. Not only are did they give away essentials, but they made Fake-Away McDonalds for children, and handed out hundreds of Easter eggs to children over the Easter weekend. They also made sure the health and care services don’t go without. They delivered over 10,000 PPE masks to health care workers. The couple spent over £10,000 of their personal money on these community projects.

Asiyah and Jawed have personally changed thousands and thousands of lives during this crisis. They simply wouldn’t have a person go without. It’s important for us all to support small businesses like theirs. Asiyah and Jawed have cared for their neighbours, their community, and anyone that needed them.

Thank you for Making It Count!

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Croft and Creel – In with the new

When Alex Leask bought over Pierre’s Restaurant in 2005, he wanted to keep the name and traditions that went with it. As the years have passed, Alex has added his own personal touches to the menu, which now focuses on traditional Scottish cuisine.

Pierre’s had been around in Falkirk since 1979, the same year that Alex was born, so it has been an established restaurant for all of Alex’s life.

When Alex purchased the restaurant, it was known best for French cuisine, and initially it was Alex’s wife, Giovanni, who translated all the menus – luckily she’s half Italian and speaks French as well as English and Italian. The couple came to the Stirlingshire area in 2002 for Giovanna to attend university. It was Alex’s dream to own a restaurant of his own and they began looking for the right establishment across the Central Belt.  Alex’s chef mentality is to produce simple, good food that isn’t too complex, or too fancy. He ensures good sized portions with a guarantee that his guests will never leave hungry.

In the beginning, he was happy to stick to Pierre’s French traditions, but over time Alex was keen to put his own personality into the menu. They moved away from French cuisine and now focus on traditional Scottish foods with a twist. In June 2020, Alex received a call offering him the larger premises above the original Pierre’s Restaurant. The couple quickly made a life-changing decision to move the restaurant upstairs and change its name to suit its new cuisine and style. The Croft and Creel was then born! Alex got a joinery friend to help him and within three weeks the restaurant was taking shape just in time for reopening after lockdown. It now has a modern, Scottish, feel.

The Croft and Creel in Giovanna’s words is “a metaphorical way of saying Surf and Turf, or steak and seafood” It also has ties to Orkney.

She says: “Changing the name puts everything into our own identity, and the food we do.” Alex sources a lot of produce from all over Scotland and makes everything from scratch. Alex leads a small team in the kitchen, and the restaurant employs a team of staff, who they have retained over the years and through lockdown so they try to maintain a good work-life balance. “Hospitality is an intense industry,” says Alex, “and when you’re running a restaurant it is vital to make sure you and your staff don’t get worn out.” Alex says he would never send anything out of his kitchen that is not to his standard of perfection. He also takes requests in advance if a customer would like him to prepare a certain dish and often orders in speciality items for their customers.

The Croft and Creel menu is more or less the same as it was prior to lockdown when they were called Pierre’s. It is Scottish themed with some of the most popular dishes being their Chauteubriand, Scallops and the Scotch Eggs! They are passionate about fresh produce and use a lot of freshly foraged vegetables. Fresh crab and langoustines are delivered throughout the week straight from a fishing boat. And they also do lobster evenings among other themed evenings.

They are delighted they have retained their large customer base but also grown it as many people now realise that they are no longer a French restaurant but a contemporary Scottish restaurant in the heart of Falkirk. They also do a large selection of house cocktails with some of the most popular being the Passionfruit Martini and the French Martini.

The restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and open for lunch Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday and for dinners Wednesday – Saturday.

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Through the Kitchen Window and Straight into the Nation’s Heart

Caroline and I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Mila Sneddon, a 4-year-old from Stenhousemuir who you may recognise from your television screens or local media channels. After trying to find an alternative solution, the family took the difficult decision to isolate in different households during lockdown to protect Mila. At this point, she was only four months into her chemotherapy journey for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Mila’s mum Lynda explained to her that this was to keep the germs away and she took it in her stride. Mila seems to always have an adorable grin on her face, no matter what is going on in her world. When we were walking towards her house for this interview, we heard her from over the fence, “it’s me, over here!” She was so excited to meet us, and we were just as excited to meet her, from a safe distance.

The Image that Captured the Nation

Mila’s story had been brought to our attention during lockdown when Caroline and I called each other with tears in our eyes after watching Mila on the news, smiling and blowing kisses to her dad through her kitchen window. Lynda elaborates, “As Mila’s dad, Scott, had to continue to work and her big sister, Jodi, had to attend school, we could not risk the possibility of infection being brought home – so they would visit every day at the window.” Lynda had originally shared the image of Mila and her dad on her Facebook page to bring to light the importance of social distancing. The majority of us were able to remain in our homes with our whole families so it was a strong message to share of the sacrifices their family were making for their beautiful little girl. This image went viral and the tear-jerking story was quickly heard all across the U.K. Seven weeks later and after being furloughed from his job, Scott was reunited with Mila and the video of their reunion also went viral. Mila was over the moon to be able to hug her dad. Lynda says, “Looking back, I’m so proud of my daughter and how far she has come – the level of resilience Mila has shown during this unprecedented time is truly remarkable.”

The image of Mila and her Dad not only went viral but was chosen as one of the 100 featured images in the Hold Still 2020 campaign. The campaign, which is spearheaded by The Duchess of Cambridge, is a community project which was launched in May 2020 to create a unique collective portrait of the UK during lockdown. Over 31,000 submissions were received from across the country, with entrants ranging from 4 to 75 years old. From these, a panel of judges selected 100 portraits, assessing the images on the emotions and experiences they conveyed. Mila said to us that she thinks she will meet the Queen, and we really hope that she does.

Mila has now started primary school and is loving getting to spend time with peers her own age. She is full of life and laughter and we think we could all take a leaf out of Mila’s book.

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In Loving Memory of Our Dear Friend Andrew Haldane

Over the last 20 years the name “Haldane” has been associated with construction projects varying in size and purpose. Their builders are experienced tradesmen with a wealth of knowledge and expertise across private, domestic and commercial projects. These projects range from bespoke houses to refurbishments and renovations. They have also undertaken specialised builds on schools, hospitals and dental surgeries along with various factory builds.

At Haldane Construction they take pride in the fact that their team are loyal and have been with them for many years. Andrew Haldane says, “Training our team underpins their experience and loyalty making us professional and reliable for ourselves and for our customers.” They take on apprentices and make sure that they are supported every step of the way. They also employ locally. Andrew says, “We all have the same high standards which enables us to complete projects on time and with complete customer satisfaction. This is important to us all as our customers are at the heart of everything we do.” They work together with the customer on the design, budgeting and management of the project. It is important to them that they have one line of communication and one goal.

They provide:

– Free estimates/quotations for all enquiries

– Detailed work programmes for all projects

– Management services for self-builders

– Survey and drawings prepared for planning

– Permissions and domestic drawings prepared for warrant applications

– Method statements and risk assessment presentations for all building works

– Professional construction and advice

At Haldane Construction their aim is to deliver quality builds, on time and within budget. If you have a project that you would like to talk to their experienced team about then contact them.


T: 0844 740 1638

E: info@haldaneconstruction.co.uk

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Turning Back Time

Turning Back Time

Michelle was born and raised in Camelon and attended Camelon High School. She began working in a call centre before deciding to study nursing at the University of Stirling. Michelle wanted to work in a career that improved the health and wellbeing of others daily.

After graduating in 2006, Michelle began working as a nurse at Stirling Royal Infirmary, then at Forth Valley Royal Hospital before transitioning to a community-based role.

In 2017, she took the leap of starting her own business and opened Enhanced Facial Aesthetics in a beautiful Grade C listed Lodge on Bellsdyke Road in Larbert.

Many may wonder why Michelle chose to change careers, and she states, “I love how a treatment can improve an individual’s mental health. I love that I can renew a person’s self-confidence and make them feel great about themselves.”

Michelle’s passion, coupled with her warm and friendly personality make her the go-to for aesthetic treatments in the Forth Valley area.

Larbert was the ideal location for Michelle’s clinic as it is where she currently resides with her husband and two children. The location is an excellent choice as it is within walking distance of Larbert train station and is easily accessible from both Glasgow and Edinburgh via the M876 and the M9 motorways.

The Clinic

Enhanced Facial Aesthetics is a private clinic, offering a specialised approach to delivering non- surgical facial aesthetics. Michelle’s business aim is to offer the latest and greatest aesthetics treatments, locally at a fair price. They offer a wide range of treatments such as line reducing treatments, dermal fillers, lip enhancement, and skin treatments. Michelle has always been interested in aesthetics and loves the idea of aesthetic improvement without looking false. Michelle says: “If we don’t offer the right treatment for you, we will help to point you in the right direction.”

Bespoke Aesthetic Treatments

Michelle and her team believe everyone is unique, so they treat their clients personally, professionally, honestly, expertly and with no hard selling. They are committed to providing a wide range of treatments tailor-made to each client. Michelle offers treatments such as line reducing treatments, dermal and lip fillers, fat reducing treatments, and skin and facial treatments.

As a nurse prescriber, Michelle is qualified to carry out each treatment in the clinic, but prefers to focus on the injectable treatments. She typically carries out line reducing treatments, PRP Vampire Facials, lip and dermal fillers, and fat reducing injections. Michelle refers to her treatments as ‘turning back time’.

The Team

Enhanced Facial Aesthetics comprises a small team of four; two practitioners – Michelle and Lyn – and two reception staff – Nicky and Ryan.

Lyn is Enhanced Facial Aesthetics’ resident skin guru, as her main passion is with skin and facial treatments. Lyn focuses mainly on providing treatments such as the Aqua 3 Facial, WOW Fusion and Super Hair Removal (SHR). Lyn also works with clients to create bespoke skincare programs to suit their specific concerns. Lyn has worked in the industry for over 10 years, and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to skin.

Nicky is one of the receptionists at the clinic. Nicky also has a great knowledge of the aesthetics industry, as she is also a trained beauty therapist. She loves to chat to and get to know all of the clients, making them feel at home before their treatments. Nicky states that “The best part of my job is seeing clients be delighted with themselves aAer their treatments!”

Ryan is Michelle’s son who is the other receptionist. Ryan enjoys working in the clinic and chatting to all of the clients. He currently works part-time, as he is also studying Psychology and Spanish at the University of Glasgow. He is interested in skin and loves to promote the clinic’s products and services. He also enjoys photography and took the photos for this article – a family of many talents!

Your Skin

Their goal is to give each client the best experience and results possible. Michelle says: “We do that by listening to you, answering your questions, and coming up with a customised treatment recommendation that works for you.” Through their continued education in aesthetics, the team strive to give you the best advice on how to look aAer your skin to enable you to make a fully informed decision about any treatment that can help you reach your goal to look the best you can with a natural, younger look.

ZO Skin Health

ZO Skin Health is a medical strength skincare range that develops and delivers innovative skincare solutions. It optimises skin health based on the latest advances in skin therapy technologies using unique delivery systems, bioengineered complexes and exclusive formulations. Michelle and Lyn have extensive knowledge in the ZO range and are happy to advise on the products as well as carry out skincare consultations for a wide range of conditions. They are also official stockists and a huge range of products are available at the clinic.

You Can Always Improve Your Practice

As well as having a Nursing Degree, Michelle is also an Independent Nurse Prescriber registered with the NMC. She is a member of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN), and Aesthetic Complication Expert group (ACE).

She is fully trained in numerous aesthetic treatments and keeps up to date with the latest products and techniques through regular meetings with company representatives and by attending meetings nationwide.

As well as this, Michelle subscribes to the Journal of Aesthetic Medicine which details the newest breakthroughs in aesthetic medicine as well as news on new products, treatments, and techniques.

Furthermore, Michelle is currently undertaking a ten-month mentorship program with one of the UK’s leaading aesthetics practitioners. Why? Because you can always improve your practice!

Covid 19 Changes

During the lockdown, Michelle had to temporarily close her business, but she didn’t sit idle! Michelle resurrected her role within the NHS. She worked on the frontline assessing and treating patients with COVID-19 in their homes. She expressed her gratitude towards key workers throughout lockdown on her various social media channels, as well as thanking everyone for staying home. Michelle has also worked hard implementing new features in the clinic before reopening to ensure the clients’ safety.

Michelle and her team aim to bring you safe, affordable non-surgical aesthetic treatments from honest, trustworthy, highly trained and registered healthcare professionals who have a passion for restoring your confidence and happiness.

Get In Touch

We understand that when it comes to your appearance, you shouldn’t make decisions lightly, so we want you to take advantage of our Free Consultation to come and meet us, and see our clinic for yourself.

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Supporting Scottish Tourism

I would say that prior to Coronavirus, Scotland’s beauty was sometimes taken for granted by us residents! When we were asked to stay at home, and away from our beautiful hills, lochs and glens we realised how lucky we are to have so many beauty spots in our wee country. When the doors were finally opened, Scottish locations were at the very top of our list.

What can we do? Support Scottish tourism in any way we can.

I have been to the Lodge on Loch Lomond several times now, and it never disappoints. It is modern with Scottish touches, and with the most breath-taking views. When we arrived we parked in the car park and had to stop for a second to take everything in; we were blessed with a sunny day. Our room had the very same view with a balcony, and an in-room sauna! We left our bags and went to the bar area, ordered Bramble cocktails and sat and chatted while enjoying the views. As is typical for Scotland, the weather had changed and it was now raining, but just as beautiful. We were almost shocked that there were swimmers in the water but nothing stops us Scots. We chuckled as tourists at other tables stared in confusion. It was a such a relaxing afternoon, one I have often reminisced about during lockdown.

Dinner at the Lodge was also a great experience; waterfront dining at Colquhoun’s. It was a hearty traditional menu with a twist! As they say on their website “Our new mantra is to embrace the shimmering aspic of tradition whilst giving the classics just enough backspin to turn heads as they come out of the kitchen.” That couldn’t ring truer! 

After dinner we sat in the comfortable, dim lit bar and enjoyed the atmosphere, which was buzzing even on a week night. We retired quite early as we were excited at the thought of a sauna and relaxing in the spacious room! It was the perfect evening catching up on our favourite shows on their big screen television in our hotel robes and slippers!

The next morning, we had a cuppa on the balcony, not bothering that it was a wee bit nippy outside. The mountains reflected on the water and we sat and took it all in. It’s almost as if we knew that in a few weeks time a view like that would only be possible via a picture. We headed to breakfast which was also in Colquhoun’s. I had my favourite Eggs Benedict and Ben had a Full Scottish Breakfast; both hit the spot! Their coffee was also phenomenal! We left the lodge with a such a great feeling, our only regret is we forgot our swimsuits as they also have swimming pool facilities. 

This is an establishment we will definitely be supporting again this year, and we hope we have convinced you to do so too!

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Charity Gala Ball

17 Degrees Magazine is hosting our first annual Charity Gala Ball, and we would love to see you there!

We believe in ‘Making it Count’, life is precious, so let’s celebrate life and raise money for important causes as a community. The event will be hosted at Beancross Hotel and Restaurant in Polmont on Friday the 17th of April from 7pm. There will be a 3-course meal, auction, raffle and entertainment. Local favourite Barbara Bryceland will be singing followed by a disco!

The Gala’s purpose is to raise funds for two local charities extremely close to our hearts; Falkirk’s Mental Health Association and Strathcarron Hospice. More about the charities:

FDAMH is an independent mental health charity serving Falkirk and District, established in 1981. Their purpose is to promote mental well-being by providing a range of services. They also prevent deterioration in mental well-being; and provide support, education and training related to mental health to carers and across the local community.

Strathcarron Hospice provides specialist palliative care and expert end of life care for the people of Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth. They care for people with illnesses that cannot be cured including cancer, lung, heart or kidney failure and a range of non-malignant and neurological diseases. They are also actively involved in research and education in palliative care and promote and influence the delivery of palliative care locally and beyond.

Making it Count Awards in partnership with Renella!

On the night, we will also be recognising those in our community that are making a difference. There are three categories for these recognitions; a business who has made a difference to their community, an individual who has made a difference to their community and an individual who has made a difference to themselves.

We are looking for individuals or local businesses that embody community. Whether this be by their charity work, raising awareness for causes, devotion to helping others, or giving up their precious time to make a difference. There is also the individual category for someone who has changed their life and made it count and is now changing other peoples lives.

To nominate an individual or a business please email sophie@17mag.com and tell us why this individual or business deserves this award. The deadline for this is 12pm on Tuesday the 17th of March.

There are a few tables left for this event, please get in touch as soon as possible if you are interested in #MakingItCount with us!

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Stewart Hair & Beauty – Giving People Confidence

Taylor Stewart describes herself as a Glow-Getter; a driven, busy gal who strives to achieve her goals in life while attaining a beautiful glow both inside and out.

Taylor started her journey in the beauty sector in the Falkirk area three and a half years ago. She says, “I was always confident at doing my own makeup and my friends started asking me to do theirs for them all the time.” They also encouraged her to start a business Facebook page for her services and it all grew from there!

She started working within a local salon in the town centre and then, after the birth of her little boy, decided it was time to branch out on her own! She searched for offices to turn into a salon and managed to get premises in Camelon.

She decorated the entire place herself with the help of family, and branded the business Stewart Hair & Beauty. She soon needed more space and in June 2019 expanded the salon. She is still located in Camelon and now has a full-service salon with a reception, hair studio, nail stations, makeup stations and two private beauty treatment rooms. Taylor decorated the salon and made all of the floral arrangements herself. This made it a beautiful place to be and a strong brand statement, something she is incredibly proud of. She has a great team and enjoys helping them with their goals and motivating them to gain further training.

At Stewart Hair & Beauty they offer:

  • Makeup
  • Eyelashes
  • Henna Brows
  • Makeup Tattoo (Ombré Brow, Lip Liner, Lip Blush, Eye Liner)
  • You can book these services via the salon’s online booking system. https://www.fresha.com/makeup-by-taylor-lv65jvwp/booking?menu=true
  • Taylor’s favourite part of running her business is giving people confidence.
  • She is always setting herself future goals and in early 2020 she will also be fully qualified in Scalp Micro-pigmentation and Microblading!
  • Suite 10/11, 350 Main Street, FK1 4EG Camelon, Falkirk
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Phoenix Gym

When did you start your business?

I started the business in 2009; at the beginning I was instructing classes and boot camps in different places across the area. I realised I wanted somewhere that we could do everything under one roof and create a community, so in 2014 we got the gym. Everything then began to fall into place!

What inspired you to start a business in the fitness industry?

I’ve been in the industry for 12 years, but I always participated in competitive sports. I swam at club and national level and competed across Europe until I was 15 years old. I then started Muay Thai and trained for 9 years and competed at the professional K1 level. At 24 years old, around the time my son Jaxon was born, I decided to stop competing. I then got involved with CrossFit and weightlifting. I was training a lot more and training with people who were taking training seriously, and it got me into training people.

What did you do before starting your own business; describe that journey to entrepreneurship?

I am also an electrical engineer. I was with Scottish Power for 7 years and was working 60-70 hour weeks. While doing this I was also setting up the gym and training in the hours I wasn’t working. So I decided to focus on the gym since it needed more of my time to make it work. I took the risk, left Scottish Power and worked more flexible style working in the Falkirk area. In 2014, co-owner Andrew Boyle got involved in the gym and we’ve grown from there.

Can you list all the services provided:

At Phoenix Gym we offer classes, fundamental classes, 1-1 coaching, personal training, small group training, class memberships and nutrition consultations. Our dietary plans are created by coach Derek. Derek is a fully qualified sports nutritionist and also an award-winning chef. He makes nutrition easy for people to understand. We have six coaches including myself at the gym: Andy, Scott, Christine, Julie and Derek. We all are passionate about relating to people on an everyday level. People’s lives are their priority, how can we fit this into your life. Our key word for exercise and nutrition is adaptability.

What are fundamental classes? And who are they targeted at?

They are a basically a four-week course with two classes per week. They are perfect for those with no previous experience or no knowledge and by end of the course you will have a better understanding of what we do at the gym. Some people are intimidated by just jumping into any class, so this gets you prepared for the regular classes. By doing these fundamental classes we’ve been able to bring people in who were hesitant at first. 75% of our members used to be athletes who competed but that’s flipped with implementing our fundamental classes and now we have a diverse group of people from all different backgrounds, varied age groups and occupations, who train together under one roof for health both physical and mental.

Favourite aspect of running your own business?

It’s definitely seeing the community growing and expanding within our members. There’s no better feeling than seeing people achieve healthier and better lifestyles. It’s great to see our members become friends. This drives me to want to keep going and making it bigger.

Key component for success:

I wake up at 5am every morning and I’m not home until 9pm at night. So I would say that utilising your time and realising you need to put in the hours is the key. There’s no point putting the hours in if it’s not correct, so you need to manage your time. I delegate among the 5 coaches at the gym and this takes the load off me. Working as a team is important as they feel valued and trusted, plus we all have our own strengths. Our coaches are a part of the gym and they contribute towards the business. We work in a loop, and this benefits everyone.

Describe your team:

At Phoenix Gym we have five coaches. I have implemented monthly team meetings. At these meetings I tell the team: “If you bring a negative to the table, also bring a positive. If it’s an issue to you, you’ve also clearly thought about how you’d make it right. I am all about positive mindsets. I drill positive into people as I’m not the calmest person by nature but I’ve had to change my mindset. You need to deal with negatives with positives.

Business Motto:

‘A rising tide raises all ships.’ If we all work together and every day we look out for each other then we will all rise and get better together. Everything needs to be improved on constantly for the business to continue to thrive.

Get in touch with us on our social media or view our website for more information. You can view timetables and book via our website or our app.

You can also set up membership on our website.

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The Roman Camp Country House & Restaurant

Caroline mentioned last year that she would love to go to The Roman Camp Country House & Restaurant, so we were delighted to be invited to the country house and experience the tranquillity last November!

The Roman Camp Country House & Restaurant was built in 1625 for The Dukes of Perth as a hunting lodge but has been an hotel since 1939. The owners, Eric & Marion Brown, have been welcoming guests with their warm hospitality for over thirty years! It is easily reached from the village of Callander which is just a short walk away.

When we arrived, we immediately felt the warm and inviting atmosphere with open fires, flickering candlelight and genuine hospitality! We stayed in the Lady Esther Suite which was traditional and comfortable with all the original features! There are 15 suites and bedrooms on the property, all en-suite.

We also got the chance to dine at the restaurant which has been awarded “Three AA Rosettes”, and serves lunch and dinner. They also have a small café-bistro called the Potting Shed within the walled garden serving relaxed snacks, coffee and meals.

As it is our Wedding Specialists’ issue we had a tour of the property and found it a unique and truly romantic wedding venue. Nestling in twenty acres of gardens with lawns rolling down to the river’s edge and shaded by ancient trees it is a stunning venue for your wedding! And think about the photographs!

The Wedding Ceremony

You can choose to host your ceremony in the Hotel’s Oak Panelled Library and Chapel, or the Drummond suite which can seat up to one hundred and forty guests. They also have a sheltered tree-lined clearing on the riverbank with a stone altar, which is a beautiful setting in the summertime, weather permitting! The town and surrounding area offers many alternative venues for your ceremony, including lovely churches in glorious settings within the Trossachs National Park or even a steamship on the beautiful Loch Katrine!


Their reception rooms are The Drawing Room and the Library, and are perfect for welcoming guests. Both have tranquil views over the river Teith and great open fires, with a charm only a true historic building can have! These two rooms are linked together with an intimate bar where the Grand Piano sits; this is the ideal situation for a classical quartet or pianist to entertain you and your guests! Champagne and Cocktail receptions may also be held outside in their gardens which are bounded by ancient trees and river making a secluded private retreat.

Wedding Meal and Wine Service

The “Drummond Suite” is a spacious oval room with a great fireplace and panoramic views of the lawns which can accommodate up to one hundred and twenty dining guests. This room incorporates a central dance floor and hidden private bar making it the perfect room for a wedding banquet followed by dancing. Connected directly to the “Drummond Suite” is the “Wilson Room” with a dining capacity for thirty-six guests, helping increase the capacity to over 150 diners! If you are considering a smaller, more intimate wedding celebration they would be honoured to accommodate your party!

For more information, get in touch with the team today and they will be happy to assist you with any inquiry!


01877 330003
Off Main Street, Callander
Stirlingshire, FK17 8BG