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Plea to find Leiper paintings

AN APPEAL has been launched to find and borrow works by renowned Helensburgh architect and artist William Leiper for an exhibition to mark the centenary of his death.

The man behind the plan is Ewan Kennedy, owner of the Leiper Gallery in West George Street, Glasgow.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 January 2015 17:52 )

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Trust chairman on TV

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust chairman Stewart Noble featured on TV on Tuesday January 6.

Stewart, an expert on the railways of West Dunbartonshire about which he has written a book, was interviewed in August by Michael Portillo for one of his 'Great British Railway Journeys' television programmes.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 January 2015 16:24 )

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Trust buys Whitelaw Hamilton painting

A THIRD painting by celebrated Helensburgh artist James Whitelaw Hamilton has been secured for the burgh.

The Anderson (Local Collection) Trust has purchased a watercolour entitled ‘View of Loch Lomond from Glen Douglas’, and it will be included in the Trust’s next exhibition in Helensburgh Library in West King Street from this month.

Last Updated ( Friday, 02 January 2015 12:26 )

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Clan museum opens in Luss

LUSS now hosts a Clan Colquhoun museum.

The Clan Colquhoun Heritage and Visitor Centre was officially opened in December by Sir Malcolm and Lady Colquhoun.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 December 2014 13:58 )

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New edition of 'Images'

THANKS to popular demand, the book 'Images' sold out within a year — and this month Helensburgh's Anderson (Local Collection) Trust published a new extended edition.

The book features work by local writers— members of Helensburgh and District Writers' Workshop — inspired by paintings in the Anderson Trust Collection.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:38 )

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Appeal to buy Hill House furniture

TWO pieces of furniture designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Hill House in Helensburgh could leave the Upper Colquhoun Street mansion — unless the charity raises another £25,000.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 29 November 2014 15:47 )

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Revitalising St Peter's Seminary

A DYNAMIC creative design team has been appointed to take forward ambitious proposals to revitalise St Peter's Seminary at Cardross and the surrounding woodland.

Avanti Architects, ERZ Landscape Architects and NORD Architecture have both experience and expertise in the innovative reclamation of modernist buildings and abandoned woodland estates.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 29 November 2014 15:43 )

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Final Open Meeting

John Hume-wThe final Open Meeting of the season will be on Wednesday March 29 at 7.30pm at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh. Professor John Hume willl speak on the history of some West Dunbartonshire churches.

Winter Talks 2016-17

  • Wednesday September 28 2016 — Ewan Kennedy: The Leiper Legacy
  • Wednesday October 26 — The Rev David Clark: Helensburgh Boys Brigade Centenary
  • Wednesday November 30 — Ian MacEachern: The Luss Slate Quarries

  • Wednesday January 25 2017 — Bill Anderson: The Anderson (Local Collection) Trust
  • Wednesday February 22 — Dr Andrew Bicker: Recent Archaelogical Discoveries on the West Coast of Scotland
  • Wednesday March 29 — Professor John Hume: West Dunbartonshire Churches and their history

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, at 7.30pm prompt.

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