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Hearing about town's founder

MEMBERS of Helensburgh Heritage Trust travelled to the plush Loch Lomond Golf Club on Wednesday November 25 to hear about Helensburgh’s founder, Sir James Colquhoun.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 November 2015 16:55 )


Colourful history of McGruers

HIGHLIGHTS from the story of the world-famous McGruer of Clynder boatbuilding business fascinated members of Helensburgh Heritage Trust at their October meeting in Helensburgh Tennis Club.

The guest speaker was the firm’s principal surveyor, Fraser Noble, whose lavishly illustrated talk was entitled ‘My family has been building boats since the 11th Century’.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 November 2015 13:45 )

D-Day looms for park project

DECEMBER 15 is D-Day for the ambitious £2.5 million plan to refurbish and improve Helensburgh’s Hermitage Park.

That is when the Heritage Lottery Fund will announce its decision on the stage two application by the Friends of Hermitage Park in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council for a grant of that amount.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 November 2015 19:17 )

Mike's labour of love

MEMBERS of Helensburgh Heritage Trust enjoyed a fascinating talk on the mansions of Cowal at the final open meeting of the 2014-15 winter season in Helensburgh Tennis Club on Wednesday evening (March 25).

Past and future of St Peter's Seminary

THE inter-linked stories of St Peter’s Seminary and Kilmahew House in Cardross fascinated a large attendance of members at the Helensburgh Heritage Trust January Open Meeting.

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 January 2015 14:59 )

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First 2016 Open Meeting

r.b.cunninghame-graham-wThe first Open Meeting of 2016 is on January 27 at Helensburgh Tennis Club at 7.30pm, when Lachie Munro will describe 'The Many Lives of Robert Bontine Cunningham Graham — the Uncrowned King of Scotland'.

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

  • 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.

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