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Welcome to the Helensburgh Heritage Trust GalleryWithin this gallery are all the images. If you click the link above you will find the albums containing the images

22 1912


45 files, last one added on May 03, 2017

The Arts


34 files, last one added on Dec 24, 2016

Works of art


53 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2015



104 files, last one added on Jan 16, 2018



127 files, last one added on Oct 06, 2017

John Logie Baird


63 files, last one added on Oct 03, 2017

Henry Bell and the Comet


109 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2014

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law


19 files, last one added on Mar 31, 2017



90 files, last one added on Jan 12, 2018



78 files, last one added on Oct 05, 2017

Royal Visits


28 files, last one added on May 21, 2017



91 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2018

Places — Burgh


291 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2018

Places — District


221 files, last one added on Jan 28, 2018



81 files, last one added on Oct 20, 2017

Screen and stage stars


66 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2017



29 files, last one added on Jan 07, 2017

Transport — General


42 files, last one added on Oct 05, 2017

Transport — Railways


73 files, last one added on Mar 15, 2018

Transport — Steamers


76 files, last one added on Jan 16, 2018



137 files, last one added on May 21, 2017

Old Postcards


These images are copies of old postcards and some are watermarked. Please respect this website by not copying the images.

55 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2015

22 albums on 1 page(s)

Random files - Heritage
Gareloch from Ardencaple539 viewsA view of the Gareloch from Ardencaple, showing the Training Ship Empress and the steamer Lucy Ashton. Image date unknown.
Day of the Sale851 viewsThis was taken outside the Helensburgh Advertiser's East King Street premises in 1985 on the day the weekly newspaper was sold to Express Newspapers. It shows (from left) Helensburgh man Ronnie Fowler of Express Newspapers, an Express executive, founder Craig Jeffrey, Sir David McNee, Advertiser chief cashier Mrs Freda Aram from Garelochhead, another Express executive, co-owner Ronnie Jeffrey, and managing editor Donald Fullarton.
Swan Isle516 viewsSwan Isle, which lies in the bay off Aldochlay just south of Luss on Loch Lomondside, is a crannog and one of the earliest examples of human settlement, dating from around 3000BC. These artificial islands were built for security against both human enemies and wild animals. Image date unknown.
Gareloch from Kidston526 viewsA sunlit evening view of the Gareloch from Kidston Park. Image circa 2005 by Donald Fullarton.
Woodend510 viewsSt Bride's School pupils and teachers at Woodend in 1956.
Greenock exhibition396 viewsThe small permanent exhibition on Henry Bell and the Comet in the McLean Museum and Art Gallery in Greenock. The model is one of two very early ones made of the Comet (perhaps builders models?) and its twin is in the Science Museum in Kensington, London. The museum has other artefacts which were salvaged from the wreck of the second Comet, but these are not currently on display. Photo by Stewart Noble.
John Logie Baird649 viewsTV inventor John Logie Baird in his days as a pupil at Larchfield School, Helensburgh, now part of Lomond School.
Bard's comely wench537 viewsHelensburgh girl Catherine King-Clark, a former St Bride's School pupil studying at Edinburgh School of Art, worked with actor John Cairney in a film on the life of national bard Robert Burns, directed and produced by Robert Crichton in 1973. She played one of Burns' many loves, Anne Park, and she and the other members of the cast apart from Cairney all appeared in still photographs used as flashbacks.

Last additions - Heritage
Tracks cleared47 viewsOn Wednesday February 28 2018 an exceptionally severe blizzard hit much of Scotland and rail services were suspended. The following day a class 37 diesel locomotive with a snowplough was sent from Fort William to Bathgate and then back to Helensburgh to clear the tracks. It reached Helensburgh Central Station on the morning of Friday 2nd March, but passenger services from Helensburgh did not resume until the Sunday morning. Photo by Darrel Hendrie.
Mar 15, 2018
Snow-bound52 viewsOn Wednesday February 28 2018 an exceptionally severe blizzard hit much of Scotland and rail services were suspended in the early afternoon. This photo shows a snow-bound class 334 electric train in Helensburgh Central Station at about 6.30am the following morning. Photo by Darrel Hendrie.Mar 15, 2018
Pier awash113 viewsHelensburgh pier is almost submerged in a gale. Image circa 1928.Feb 18, 2018
Cove villas106 viewsVillas in Cove pictured from the sea. Image circa 1932.Feb 18, 2018
Leaving Helensburgh112 viewsLNER C16 4-4-2T No.9439 is seen pulling a passenger train out of Helensburgh Central Station in 1938. Behind is the station goods yard.Feb 17, 2018
Looking down on Rhu121 viewsRhu village and Rhu Bay are seen from above from the drive of Woodstone Court, circa 1959. A black and white version is also in this album.Jan 28, 2018
Steamer then minesweeper134 viewsThe Clyde steel paddle steamer Redgauntlet, built in 1895 for the North British Steam Packet Co. at Craigendoran and launched on April 4, is pictured at the Isle of May. She was built by Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow, at their Clydeholm Yard, and in May 1909 passed to the Galloway Saloon Steam Packet Co. for its Firth of Forth service. On May 4 1916 she was requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as a minesweeper and was based in Grimsby and commissioned as HMS Redgauntlet II. The following year she was bought by the Royal Navy, and two years later sold to French owners and registered in Algeria. It is believed that she was scrapped in 1934.Jan 16, 2018
Fishing boats138 viewsFishing boats tied up at Helensburgh pier. Image circa 1942.Jan 16, 2018