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Exhibition links art and writing

A FASCINATING booklet which is a collaboration between two Helensburgh organisations is the inspiration of the 2014 Anderson Trust Exhibition.

The booklet is entitled ‘Images’ and contains writing by members of Helensburgh and District Writers Workshop. The Exhibition opened in Helensburgh Library in West King Street on Monday February 3.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 February 2014 17:18 )


Is this a Cardross class?

A FORMER Helensburgh woman who now lives in Shetland is trying to find out more about her family history through this photograph.

Cathy Shearer thinks that her mother told her that the photo was taken at Cardross School in the late 1890s.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 January 2014 18:23 )


Librarian's new book on castles

A FORMER Helensburgh librarian who took early retirement from Argyll and Bute Council nearly three years ago has used his extra time to write a new book about Scottish castles.

Mike Davis, who is one of the two honorary members of Helensburgh Heritage Trust, was a popular figure in – and is much missed from — his role as reference and lifelong learning librarian at the town library in West King Street.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 January 2014 15:50 )


Plaque to honour Baird

HELENSBURGH'S most famous son will be honoured with a commemorative plaque . . . thanks to the Heritage Trust.

John Logie Baird — the engineer and inventor who gave the world’s first demonstration of a working television in 1926 — is one of 12 historic figures to be celebrated in the first year of Scotland’s Commemorative Plaque Scheme.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:23 )


Forty years of photos in new book

A NEW book of photographs taken all over the world over 40 years by a renowned Shandon photographer and film maker is now on sale.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 November 2013 17:08 )


Trust chairman on radio

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust chairman Stewart Noble was interviewed on Monday October 7 2013 for the BBC Scotland radio programme 'Out of Doors', which was broadcast on Saturday October 19.

Stewart was at the Tourist Information Centre at the foot of Sinclair Street to meet broadcaster Mark Stephen and take him on a town centre walk to point out some of the burgh's historical and other features.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 October 2013 09:24 )


Trust claims victory in VC campaign

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust is claiming victory in a campaign to ensure that a World War One hero from Cardross was not left out of official commemorations.

The government is to create memorial paving stones to honour Victoria Cross winners as part of next year’s events to mark the centenary of the conflict.

Last Updated ( Friday, 25 July 2014 15:13 )

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First 2016 Open Meeting

r.b.cunninghame-graham-wThe first Open Meeting of 2016 is on January 27 at Helensburgh Tennis Club at 7.30pm, when Lachie Munro will describe 'The Many Lives of Robert Bontine Cunningham Graham — the Uncrowned King of Scotland'.

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

  • 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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