- Corporate body
- 1866 - 1975
Callander, a town in the Trossachs around 15 miles from Stirling, was created a police burgh in 1866 under the General Police and Improvement (Scotland) Act 1862 (25 & 26 Vict., c. 101). Much of the town was laid out in the 18th century by the Commissioners of the Forfeited Estates appointed after the 1745 Jacobite rebellion to administer the estates of the Drummonds. During the 19th century it became increasingly popular as a Victorian spa resort and it remains a popular tourist destination today. Under the Act the administration of the burgh was to be carried out by police commissioners who were responsible for the cleansing, lighting, policing and public health of the burgh. Under the Town Councils (Scotland) Act 1900 (63 & 64 Vict., c. 49) the police commissioners were replaced by Callander Town Council in January 1901. By 1971 the population of Callander had risen to 14,224. The Town Council was abolished in 1975 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65). Its powers were assumed by Central Regional Council and Stirling District Council. These in turn were replaced by Stirling Council in 1996 under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39).