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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 )


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 )


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 )


Appeal to buy Hill House furniture

TWO pieces of furniture designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Hill House in Helensburgh could leave the Upper Colquhoun Street mansion — unless the charity raises another £25,000.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 29 November 2014 15:47 )


Revitalising St Peter's Seminary

A DYNAMIC creative design team has been appointed to take forward ambitious proposals to revitalise St Peter's Seminary at Cardross and the surrounding woodland.

Avanti Architects, ERZ Landscape Architects and NORD Architecture have both experience and expertise in the innovative reclamation of modernist buildings and abandoned woodland estates.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 29 November 2014 15:43 )


Portrait gifted to Heritage Trust

A PORTRAIT by a well known Helensburgh artist has been donated to Helensburgh Heritage Trust.

Entitled ‘Tinker Girl’, it is signed G.I.Smith and is the work of Gregor Ian Smith, one of the most highly regarded local artists of the 20th century.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 November 2014 16:41 )


Baird bust is back

THE BUST of TV inventor John Logie Baird has been restored to its place of honour on Helensburgh seafront.

It was removed from its site on the west esplanade at the foot of William Street because of works which were part of the CHORD seafront improvement project, but was re-erected earlier this month.

  • Photo by Stewart Noble.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 November 2014 17:39 )

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Next Open Meeting

Fraser-Noble-wThe second of six Winter Open Meetings will be held on Wednesday October 28 at Helensburgh Tennis Club in Suffolk Street at 7.30pm, when Fraser Noble will talk about boatbuilding at McGruers. The AGM is at 7pm.

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 (to be held at the Loch Lomond Golf Club at Luss)

  • 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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