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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 )


Public meeting on Kilmahew

A PUBLIC meeting was held on Friday October 24 in the Geilston Hall, Cardross, to discuss the future of the Kilmahew/St Peter’s estate in the village.

Last Updated ( Monday, 27 October 2014 19:07 )


2014 Accounts online

THE Helensburgh Heritage Trust Directors Report and Accounts to March 31 2014 are now available for download in the Downloads area on the bottom right of the home page.

They will be presented by chairman Stewart Noble to the Annual General Meeting in Helensburgh Tennis Club at 7pm on Wednesday October 29.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:23 )

Exhibition features park hospital

AN EXHIBITION which features Helensburgh's World War One Hermitage Park Hospital opened in Helensburgh Library this afternoon.

Last Updated ( Friday, 03 October 2014 16:56 )


Mike Davis in Art School debate

AN HONORARY member of Helensburgh Heritage Trust was involved in a Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society debate about the restoration of the Art School in Glasgow on Thursday September 25.

Former Argyll and Bute Council reference librarian, author and historian Mike Davis was one of the main speakers in 'Reinstate or Reinvent: A debate on the future of the GSA Mackintosh Library'.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 March 2015 18:03 )


Argylls exhibition in Library

AN EXTRA attraction in the Heritage Centre in Helensburgh Library in West King Street from Sunday September 21 will be a special display by the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum.

The regiment historically recruited its soldiers from this area, Clydebank and Dunblane, and the exhibition — launched in Callander in July — tells the story of some of the servicemen’s outstanding bravery.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 September 2014 17:36 )


Americans honour Baird

Americans honour Baird

AMERICA'S Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will induct Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird to its Honor Roll at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on October 23.

The Roll of Honor and the list of Honorary Members include US television pioneers such as Zworykin and Farnsworth, also some very big names like Thomas Edison and Walt Disney, plus William Friese-Greene, the UK cine camera pioneer about whom a film — 'The Magic Box' — was made in 1951.

Last Updated ( Monday, 08 September 2014 11:53 )

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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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