Callander, parish

Grid reference

NN 626 078 (assumed location)

Six-figure easting & northing

262600 707800





Nearby places

Tom ma Chisaig, Callander (0 miles)

St Kessog's Church, Callander (0.06 miles)

Leny, former parish, Callander (0.33 miles)

Kilmahog, former parish, Callander (0.96 miles)

Kilmahog, settlement, Kilmahog, Callander (0.96 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


NMRS records this site, beside Tom ma Chisaig (for Mo Chessaig) as the site of the Old Parish Church of Callander. There is a graveyard here, but no remains of the church. The parish church at NN628079 appears to have been built here in 1773, and was replaced (on the same site) by a new building in 1883 (NMRS). See also CORPUS for this as probable site of medieval parish kirk.

Relationships with other parishes

Contains Kilmahog, former parish, Callander

Contains Leny, former parish, Callander

Parish details

Callander including Kilmahog KXM and Leny LXY

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

Walter Comyn earl of Menteith, surrendered his rights in his church in 1238 to Bp. Clement of Dunblane , whose successors continued to hold the parsonage as a mensal church, while cure was a vicarage perpetual. Inchaffray Lib. xxxi; Fraser, Menteith ii, no.74 etc.. Cowan 1967. The modern parish of Callander contains the medieval parishes of Leny LXY and Kilmahog KXM. No changes mentioned in Shennan 1892.