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The Eileen McCallum Trust is a charity registered in Scotland, No. SC041537


Eileen McCallum’'s Biography

Eileen McCallum (born, Glasgow on 2 December 1936) is a Scottish actress best known for playing Isabel Blair in Take the High Road from 1980 to 2003.

Other notable roles include playing Dolly in the television version of Tony Roper's play The Steamie and guest appearances in programmes such as Taggart, Rebus, Still Game and New Tricks.

In 2000, Eileen appeared on stage alongside David Tennant in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Romeo and Juliet in Stratford-upon-Avon's Shakespeare Theatre.

Eileen has also worked on radio and is currently appearing in the BBC Scotland soap River City as Liz Buchanan.

When her two young grandsons were diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in 2004 Eileen did not sit back. She has taken her and other families plight to the Scottish Parliament on numerous occasions, fundraised for charities who are financing research establishments in the search for a treatment or cure and even visited Denmark to study the care provided which enables their sufferers of DMD to live into their 40s and 50s.

In 2009 the BBC made a documentary about Eileen and her family called Eileen's Boys. The documentary was directed and produced by Solus Productions.

Now, in 2010, Eileen has embarked on a new venture along with other families in Scotland affected by DMD; The Eileen McCallum Trust. However, it is the aim of the charity to let Eileen take more of a back seat and repay her for all the hard work she has put in to Duchenne muscular dystrophy in Scotland.