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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

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41 files, last one added on Jan 26, 2015

The Arts


31 files, last one added on Aug 19, 2014

Works of art


50 files, last one added on Jan 26, 2015



79 files, last one added on Mar 30, 2015



98 files, last one added on Nov 30, 2014

John Logie Baird


51 files, last one added on May 14, 2014

Henry Bell and the Comet


110 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2014

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law


18 files, last one added on Dec 09, 2014



74 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2014



66 files, last one added on Feb 23, 2015

Royal Visits


24 files, last one added on Jul 02, 2015



81 files, last one added on Jul 02, 2015

Places — Burgh


271 files, last one added on Jul 02, 2015

Places — District


209 files, last one added on Mar 24, 2015



55 files, last one added on Jul 02, 2015

Screen and stage stars


63 files, last one added on Jul 02, 2015



28 files, last one added on May 11, 2013

Transport — General


34 files, last one added on Jul 09, 2012

Transport — Railways


66 files, last one added on Oct 06, 2014

Transport — Steamers


71 files, last one added on Jul 12, 2014



122 files, last one added on Jul 02, 2015

Old Postcards


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

61 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2015

22 albums on 1 page(s)

Random files - Heritage
PS Kenilworth406 viewsA 390-ton paddle steamer built in 1898 by A. & J.Inglis at Pointhouse for the North British Steam Packet Company, she operated on the Clyde until 1937, serving initially on the Craigendoran to Rothesay route. She was refurbished and reboilered in 1915 and saw limited World War One service from 1917-19 as a minesweeper on the South Coast. Upon her return she reopened the Arrochar excursion service. Retired in 1937, she was broken up the following year at the yard where she had been constructed.
Rest and Be Thankful350 viewsA hairpin bend on the old Rest and Be Thankful Road at Glencroe, near Arrochar. Image circa 1927.
Helensburgh 1st XI 1950s585 viewsThe Helensburgh Cricket Club 1st XI in the early 1950s, exact date unknown. Standing: Ian Gilchrist, David Arthur, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, Willie Gilchrist; seated: R.A.Whitton, George Gardiner, J.Blain, unknown, Bill Nicholson; in front: unknown. More names would be welcomed. Image supplied by Julian Rey.
Helensburgh Golf Club588 viewsThe golf club was formed in 1893, and this image of the clubhouse is circa 1910. At that time the subscription for ordinary members was £1 11s 6d, and for lady and junior members 16 shillings. The 18-hole course was described as “of singular excellence” and this clubhouse as “one of the best equipped in Scotland. Tom Turnbull was the professional from 1895 for 50 years.
Helensburgh Pier239 viewsAn atmospheric evening image of Helensburgh Pier. Image date unknown.
TS Empress826 viewsThe Empress moored in the Gareloch off Rhu. She was the second of two charitable training ships for boys, and was in the Gareloch from 1889 until the 1920s, with staff giving a tough and sometimes brutal training to the 300 boys on board at any one time. Image date unknown.
Hermitage class 19441300 viewsA Hermitage School class pictured in 1944. Image supplied by Gordon Tran.
The Post Office542 viewsLooking across Colquhoun Square from the north east quadrant — which has a palm tree in its flowerbed — towards the Post Office. Image circa 1970.

Last additions - Heritage
St Michael's Church50 viewsThe interior of St Michael and All Angels Church in West Princes Street, Helensburgh. Image circa 1909.Jul 02, 2015
West Princes Street77 viewsChildren prepare to cross West Princes Street, Helensburgh, at John Street. Image circa 1916.Jul 02, 2015
1965 Royal visit88 viewsThe Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are pictured in Helensburgh Central Station admiring a model of the first 'Blue Train' which would soon be introduced into service on the Helensburgh-Glasgow line. The 15 minute visit was on Monday June 28 1965 to open new council offices, and the royal couple arrived at and left Clydebank on the royal yacht Britannia. Behind them are Provost J.McLeod Williamson and the Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, Admiral Sir Angus Cunninghame Graham.Jul 02, 2015
Colquhoun Square101 viewsA 1926 image of Helensburgh's Colquhoun Square, looking north east from the south west quadrant where the water fountain was situated for some years.Jul 02, 2015
On the beach83 viewsHelensburgh's Deborah Kerr enjoys some free time on the beach while on location in California for MGM's 'Tea and Sympathy'. Image date 1955.Jul 02, 2015
Teeing off96 viewsA lady and the caddie watch as a player drives from the first tee at Helensburgh Golf Club. Image circa 1930.Jul 02, 2015
Name wanted106 viewsAn upper Helensburgh mansion in 1909 — but which one? Redtowers? Drumadoon/Morar Lodge?Jul 02, 2015
Church for sale146 viewsHelensburgh's Church of Christ, Scientist, in West Princes Street, designed in 1956 by Margaret Brodie, is currently on the property market. 2015 image by Stewart Noble.Apr 15, 2015