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New director joins Trust

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust has a new director.

Alasdair W.Jamison, who is 62 and moved to Helensburgh in 2012 with his wife Anne, has been co-opted on to the board.

Last Updated ( Friday, 16 May 2014 15:29 )


Kilmahew walk wet but interesting

A WALK with heritage interest took place in Cardross on Sunday May 11, and several Heritage Trust members were present.

The informal walk was organised at Kilmahew by the local landscape group who form part of the Invisible College team.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:53 )


Historic theme at Festival

WEST Dunbartonshire Libraries have several events with a historical theme at their annual Booked Festival from Monday May 12 until Saturday May 31.

Alastair Moffat will be exploring the genetic history of Scotland and how an understanding of this can throw new light on the history of the nation, and Andrew Ferguson will be discussing the Scottish Enlightenment and its legacy.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 May 2014 19:14 )


Colquhouns gather in Luss in July

THE international society of one of Scotland’s ancient clans has announced details of its inaugural Gathering at Luss this summer.

In July, the Clan Colquhoun International Society will gather in the Loch Lomondside village for a five day programme of clan history, genealogy and cultural events hosted by hereditary Chieftain Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss Bt.

Last Updated ( Monday, 02 June 2014 16:06 )


West Highland Railway on film

A SUPERB 30-minute BBC film of the West Highland Railway made in 1960 can be seen on youtube: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHhL3xBXJFg

Heritage Trust hon president Professor Malcolm Baird commented after watching the film: "Thanks to The Times online archive, I have discovered that the West Highland railway film was shown on BBC on Sunday July 17 1960 at 4.20 pm.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:19 )


Free Hidden Heritage Conference

THE Arrochar-based Hidden Heritage project is told a free Hidden Heritage Conference on Saturday May 10.

The main focus of the project is the Vikings and how they used the isthmus between Arrochar and Tarbet, and their influence on the area.

Last Updated ( Monday, 31 March 2014 08:22 )


Anderson Trust exhibition launched

THE LAUNCH of this year’s Anderson Trust exhibition in Helensburgh Library in West King Street took place on February 1 to the acclaim of many local residents, past and present.

It features writings by local writers which are displayed side by side with the paintings from the Collection that inspired them. To  accompany this exhibition, the Anderson Trust has produced a book, entitled 'Images', which is on sale price £6 at the Scandinavian Shop and in Helensburgh Library.

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 March 2014 12:04 )

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Trust Photo Gallery


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Next Winter Talk

Sir-malcolm-colquhoun-wThe next Winter Meeting will be held on Wednesday November 25 at Loch Lomond Golf Club, Luss, at 7.30pm, as guests of Sir Malcolm Colquhoun, when the topic is the Clan Colquhoun.

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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