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Options for Hermitage Park

THREE options for the £2m project to restore Hermitage Park in Helensburgh to its former glory have been revealed.

 Funded by a £2,087,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the work is led by Argyll and Bute Council, which has been working with the Friends of Hermitage Park to restore the park’s heritage, undertake repairs, reconfigure the recreational space, and increase visitor numbers.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 February 2015 18:21 )

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TV news feature on St Peter's

BBC London News at Ten braved tough conditions to film at Kilmahew/St Peter's, Cardross, and the result was seen on Friday January 16.

Their drone camera met an early watery death after being battered by a vicious gust of wind, but the overall footage looked strong.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 February 2015 17:54 )

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Plea to find Leiper paintings

AN APPEAL has been launched to find and borrow works by renowned Helensburgh architect and artist William Leiper for an exhibition to mark the centenary of his death.

The man behind the plan is Ewan Kennedy, owner of the Leiper Gallery in West George Street, Glasgow.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 January 2015 17:52 )

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Trust chairman on TV

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust chairman Stewart Noble featured on TV on Tuesday January 6.

Stewart, an expert on the railways of West Dunbartonshire about which he has written a book, was interviewed in August by Michael Portillo for one of his 'Great British Railway Journeys' television programmes.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 January 2015 16:24 )

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Trust buys Whitelaw Hamilton painting

A THIRD painting by celebrated Helensburgh artist James Whitelaw Hamilton has been secured for the burgh.

The Anderson (Local Collection) Trust has purchased a watercolour entitled ‘View of Loch Lomond from Glen Douglas’, and it will be included in the Trust’s next exhibition in Helensburgh Library in West King Street from this month.

Last Updated ( Friday, 02 January 2015 12:26 )

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Clan museum opens in Luss

LUSS now hosts a Clan Colquhoun museum.

The Clan Colquhoun Heritage and Visitor Centre was officially opened in December by Sir Malcolm and Lady Colquhoun.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 December 2014 13:58 )

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New edition of 'Images'

THANKS to popular demand, the book 'Images' sold out within a year — and this month Helensburgh's Anderson (Local Collection) Trust published a new extended edition.

The book features work by local writers— members of Helensburgh and District Writers' Workshop — inspired by paintings in the Anderson Trust Collection.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:38 )

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First Winter Open Meeting

A new series of six Winter Open Meetings will begin on Wednesday September 30 at Helensburgh Tennis Club at 7.30pm, when Melissa Simpson will talk on 'Hermitage Park: past, present and future'.

Further meetings will be held on the last Wednesdays of October, November, January 2016, February and March.