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Holy Loch memories wanted

BBC FACTUAL is currently producing a one-hour history programme for BBC 2 with the working title of ‘Britain’s Nuclear Weapons’ — and they are asking Helensburgh and district people for memories.

The focus is the critical years from 1957-62, in which the film tells the story of the forces that dictated Britain’s nuclear weapons policy and tries to uncover the true cost of maintaining the ‘special relationship’ with America.

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 April 2016 14:32 )


St Peter's event was sold out

EASTER SUNDAY was the final evening of the ten day run of Hinterland at the former St Peter's Seminary above Cardross.

With a good public response and the news of £4.2 million in funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and Creative Scotland, considerable optimism emerged, the organisers say.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 March 2016 17:24 )


Grants secure St Peter's future

A TOTAL of £4.2m in grants has secured the future of St Peter’s Seminary near Cardross, which is regarded as one of Europe’s greatest modernist buildings.

The Heritage Lottery Fund award will mark Scotland’s Year of Architecture, Innovation and Design, and aims to breathe new life into the derelict St Peter’s Seminary transforming it, and the estate surrounding it, into a unique arts venue and heritage destination.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 March 2016 14:53 )


Baird Archive on display

GLASGOW  University is to host an event next month to display the John Logie Baird Archive materials it purchased last year.

It will be held on Thursday April 14 from 6-8pm in the Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre and is open to the public.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 April 2016 16:53 )


Easter battle at Luss

A 17th century battle re-enactment will be held in Luss from 11am-5pm on Easter Saturday (March 26) and Sunday, together with a themed banquet at 6.30pm on the Saturday and ceilidh at the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel from 8pm, hosted by the Colquhoun family.

Organisers James and Jan Pearson said: "The banquet is not only a fundraising banquet for the new museum, but will launch the 'Friends of the Museum' campaign.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 March 2016 19:27 )


Sad death of John Carslaw

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust records with great regret the death of John Carslaw on Thursday in North Berwick at the age of 96.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 March 2016 16:22 )


Cove and Kilcreggan marks 150 years

A CELEBRATION of architecture will come to Kilcreggan this month, helping to celebrate the area’s history.


A six-day programme of events will mark the 150th anniversary of the Burgh of Cove and Kilcreggan, which ceased to have its own Town Council in 1975 following a reform of local government.

Last Updated ( Monday, 14 March 2016 17:03 )

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Next Open Meeting

BB-logo-wThe next Open Meeting will be on Wednesday October 26 at 7.30pm prompt at Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street. After the AGM, the Rev David Clark will talk about 100 years of the BB in Helensburgh.

Winter Talks 2016-17

  • Wednesday September 28 2016 — Ewan Kennedy: The Leiper Legacy
  • Wednesday October 26 — AGM; then The Rev David Clark: Helensburgh Boys Brigade Centenary
  • Wednesday November 30 — Ian MacEachern: The Luss Slate Quarries

  • Wednesday January 25 2017 — Bill Anderson: The Anderson (Local Collection) Trust
  • Wednesday February 22 — Dan Atkinson: The Samphire Project — marine archaeology in Argyll
  • Wednesday March 29 — Professor John Hume: West Dunbartonshire Churches and their history

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, at 7.30pm prompt.

Charity Number

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation