c4000 BC - Neolithic man is farming around the Callander area. Remains were discovered in 2001.
c80 AD - Agricola establishes a camp to the west of what is now Callander.
6th Century - St Kessog preaches in the area.
1625 - Local landowners the Livingstones of Callendar Park, Falkirk, build a hunting lodge which still stands as the Roman Camp Hotel.
1739 - The Duke of Perth draws up plans for the current town of Callander, the first planned rural town in Scotland.
1745 - The Duke of Perth supports Bonnie Prince Charlie in the Jacobite Rebellion. His estates are forfeit to the government after its failure.
1770s - Building of the new Callander begins.
1803 - William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy visit Callander.
1810 - Sir Walter Scott writes The Lady of the Lake, evoking the local scenery and beginning the tourist trade in earnest.
1858 - The railway arrives, making Callander even more accessible.
1962 - Dr Finlay's Casebook begins, starring Callander as Tannochbrae.
2002 - The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is established.
2010 - s1callander is launched to give locals a place to discuss local issues, place small ads, air their opinions, advertise events and show off pictures and video.
Now it's your turn!
That's the briefest of brief summaries, and hardly covers the most important dates. So who can do better?
This is where you come in. There's lots of interest in local history and lots of local knowledge out there - so why not share it here?
Perhaps you'd like to draw up your own, better, time-line, or start your own article about your favourite aspect of the history of Callander?
And there must also be a wealth of wonderful photographs of Callander in years gone by - maybe even some video of more recent events - and those are more than welcome here. Remember, history doesn't need to be in black and white! It's good to bring back memories of just a few years ago, too.
Post it all here, and let's see if we can really chronicle the history of Callander in a way we can all share!