Welcome to Helensburgh Heritage

Welcome to Helensburgh Heritage

WELCOME to the Helensburgh Heritage Trust website.

We hope you find it simple to navigate, with many articles, a large Photo Gallery, letters from readers, downloads, and weblinks to heritage and local organisations.

Contributions and comments are welc...

Deborah Kerr and Helensburgh

Deborah Kerr and Helensburgh

HELENSBURGH people have long embraced Deborah Kerr as their very own film star, but the time she spe...

Henry Bell and the Comet

Henry Bell and the Comet

2012 was the year of the bicentenary of Henry Bell's Comet steamship, and the Comet Bicentenary Comm...

What is on this website

What is on this website

THE Helensburgh Heritage Trust website has four main areas . . . Latest News, Heritage items, Trust ...

Visit our Photo Gallery

Visit our Photo Gallery

THE Helensburgh Heritage Trust Photo Gallery has 1,703 images in 22 different albums. To find a particu...


Trust Photo Gallery


View this photo and over 1,650 more at the Heritage Trust Photo Gallery. Visit the gallery.

Next Open Meeting

Fraser-Noble-wThe second of six Winter Open Meetings will be held on Wednesday October 28 at Helensburgh Tennis Club in Suffolk Street at 7.30pm, when Fraser Noble will talk about boatbuilding at McGruers. The AGM is at 7pm.

The Heritage Centre


Visit Helensburgh Heritage Trust’s Heritage Centre at Helensburgh Library during library opening hours: Monday 1-8pm; Tuesday 9.30am-1pm, 2-5pm; Wednesday 9.30am-1pm, 2-5pm; Thursday 1-8pm; Friday 1-5pm; Saturday 9.30am-1pm, 2-5pm.

Heritage Trust storage sponsored by R.B.Steel Ltd.

Winter Talks 2015-16

  • Wednesday September 30 2015 — Melissa Simpson: Hermitage Park: past, present and future
  • Wednesday October 28 — AGM at 7pm; Fraser Noble of McGruers: My family has been building boats since the 11th Century
  • Wednesday November 25 — Sir Malcolm Colquhoun and James Pearson: The Clan Colquhoun and the History of Helensburgh (to be held at the Loch Lomond Golf Club at Luss)

  • Wednesday January 27 2016 — Lachie Munro: The Many Lives of Robert Bontine Cunningham Graham — the Uncrowned King of Scotland
  • Wednesday February 24 — Sue Furness, Fiona Jackson: Hidden Heritage of a Landscape — Vengeful Vikings and Reckless Rustlers
  • Wednesday March 30 — Fiona Baker: Boutcher's Banks — the Genesis of Helensburgh?

Meetings are normally in the upstairs room at Helensburgh Tennis Club, Suffolk Street, at 7.30pm.