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2 December 1936
McCallum first appeared in Glasgow drama Just Another Saturday in November 1975, before gaining her first major soap role was in Garnock Way playing Jean Ross from 1976 to 1979, before starring as 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 The Steamie and guest appearances in programmes such as Rebus, Still Game and New Tricks. She has also worked on radio.
McCallum lives in Edinburgh and runs a trust about Duchenne muscular dystrophy, due to having two grandsons suffering from the disease.
She was awarded the MBE in 1992.
In 2015, McCallum appeared as Mrs. Gaffney in The Legend of Barney Thomson.
- River City official site
- Eileen McCallum on Internet Movie Database
- River City, Liz Buchanan Character page
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