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History Hut opened at Waitrose site

A HISTORY Hut has been opened on the Waitrose store site at Colgrain.

Helensburgh archaeologist Fiona Baker (right) has created a temporary display of bottles and pots discovered during excavation work at the start of the development.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 September 2013 13:48 )

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DVD tells Henry Bell story

HELENSBURGH'S first Provost Henry Bell deserves to be remembered not only today, but also by future generations. A new DVD will help to do facilitate that.

When Bell introduced his paddle steamer Comet on to the Clyde in 1812 this proved to be the catalyst for the enormous expansion in heavy engineering in the West of Scotland for the rest of the 19th century. Then, when Bell instigated the first steamboat services up the Western Highlands, he proved to be one of the pioneers of Scottish tourism.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 August 2013 11:14 )

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TV featured Baird home

THE HASTINGS home of Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird featured in an hour-long ITV documentary on Friday July 5 2013.

In the last of a five-part series entitled 'Britain's Secret Homes', Michael Buerk visited the house at 21 Linton Crescent in Hastings where Baird did his early TV experiments, and met the inventor's grandson, Iain Baird.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 20 July 2013 18:17 )

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Cardross garden talk postponed

A PUBLIC talk hosted by the Invisible College project, which is working on improving the St Peter's College and Kilmahew area of Cardross, to be staged in the village this week has been postponed.

As part of the project's ongoing programme of activities, Professor Stephen Daniels of the University of Nottingham was to give a talk entitled 'Art of the Garden — Staging the Landscape' in Cardross Golf Club on Wednesday June 26 from 6-30-8pm. The new date is Wednesday September 18.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 June 2013 12:24 )

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Tales of a Cardross family

A BOOK which features the lives of a well known 20th century Cardross family, “The Allan Family: they left the world a better place”, was officially launched in Helensburgh on June 6.

Maureen Borland’s fourth book tells the story of the Allan family of Scotland and Canada, shipowners and founders of the Allan Steamship Line, the world’s largest private steamship company — said to be the inspiration for the Onedin Line 70s TV drama series.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 June 2013 12:24 )

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Argylls painting visited burgh

A DRAMATIC newly-commissioned painting commemorating the role of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in the victory at the Battle of Longstop Hill in North Africa in 1943 was on display in early June on the balcony in Helensburgh Library in West King Street.

It is being taken round the main towns in Argyll and Bute and was in Helensburgh until Saturday June 15, and it then moved on to Inverary. Its final home will be the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum at Stirling Castle.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 15 June 2013 17:33 )

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Cronin classic on dvd

THE first twelve episodes of the very popular 1960s medical drama Dr Finlay’s Casebook — based on stories by the Cardross-born and Helensburgh and Dumbarton-educated best-selling author A.J.Cronin — have just been released on dvd.

The dvd is available from Simply Home Entertainment, tel 0844-848 2000, website www.simplyhe.co.uk, price £24.99.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 May 2013 16:52 )

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Winter Open Meetings 2015-16

A new series of six Winter Open Meetings will begin on Wednesday September 30 at Helensburgh Tennis Club at 7.30pm.

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

The speakers programme will be published as soon as it is available.