THE ROYAL MINT is marking the 75th anniversary of John Logie Baird’s death with the release on January 1 of a special 50 pence piece.

The Helensburgh inventor demonstrated the world’s first working television system on January 26 1926.

A NOVEL just published features a young Spanish girl who comes to Helensburgh in the 19th century, stays to live here, and how her life develops.

However ‘Cuando Regresse al Norte’ is written in Spanish — in English the title is ‘When I Returned to the North’.

A BOOK of photographs featuring the late Dr Jim Taggart of the Linn Gardens at Cove has just been published.

Photographer Robbie Lawrence collaborated with renowned poet John Burnside in preparing 'A Voice Above The Linn', a 134 page book published by Stanley/Barker at £38.

A CONDITION survey on the 1962 replica of Henry Bell's Comet paddle steamer at Port Glasgow has found that it cannot be repaired and that a new hull would need to be built and stored in a climate-controlled building.

The vessel is twisted and 90% of its hull planking is rotten, the survey by a naval architect concluded.

THE War Memorial Families Project in Helensburgh launched a comprehensive new website on Remembrance Sunday.

A team of four from the Friends of Hermitage Park spent more than a year researching the 206 casualties of World War One named on the cenotaph in Hermitage Park to create the website helensburghwarmemorial.co.uk.

A LITTLE part of Glen Fruin can now be found at a golf club near Chicago.

The Merit Club successfully created its own monument to the 1603 Battle of Glen Fruin on the course at Libertyville, Illinois, 45 miles north of Chicago in time for the 15th annual club tournament called ‘The Battle of Glen Fruin’, created by member Mark Jensen after reading about the battle.

ONE of the carriage clocks presented to Helensburgh men who served in the Boer War was taken to Canada.

Owner Bernie Butler, an ex-pat Brit now living in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, wants to find out more about the man who received it, Lance Sergeant John McNicol (below).

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