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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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TV featured Maid of Loch

LOCH LOMOND and the Maid of the Loch steamer featured on a BBC1 Scotland TV programme on Monday September 30.

It was the second weekly episode of a five-week series entitled 'Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands', produced by Paul Murton of Glasgow's Timeline Films.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 October 2013 11:59 )

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Parliament recognises Baird

THE 125th anniversary of the birth of Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird was marked by a motion proposed at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

Local MSP Jackie Baillie proposed the motion, which was supported by a cross-party group of 19 other members.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 September 2013 18:21 )

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Trust backs local VC winner

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

The government is to create memorials to Victoria Cross winners as part of next year's events to mark the centenary of the conflict. But Lieutenant Reginald Noble Graham, who served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, may be omitted as he was born in India.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 September 2013 16:11 )

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Archaelogical Society starts first season

THE NEW North Clyde Archeological Society, which is based in Helensburgh and district, has begun its first winter season.

The society was formed this year with Tam Ward as chair, Sandra Kelly secretary, and Jamie Rogers treasurer.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 October 2013 10:43 )

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New book on West Highland Line

A NEW book about the iconic West Highland Railway Line has just been published.

‘Great Railway Journeys Through Time — West Highland Line’, by John McGregor, contains many old pictures of stations on the line which passed through Craigendoran, Helensburgh Upper, Garelochhead, and Arrochar and Tarbet.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 08 September 2013 13:53 )

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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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First Winter Open Meeting

Melissa-Simpson-wA new series of six Winter Open Meetings will begin on Wednesday September 30 at Helensburgh Tennis Club in Suffolk Street at 7.30pm, when Melissa Simpson will talk on 'Hermitage Park: past, present and future'.

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 in 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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