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A TALK on the Vikings had an audience of over 50 enthusiastic volunteers enthralled in Arrochar on Saturday March 2.

Internationally renowned Viking expert and local resident Dr Colleen Batey from Glasgow University presented “The Vikings in Scotland: Myth and Reality."

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 March 2013 14:41 )

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Search for burgh rugby images

THE year 2013 is a big one for Helensburgh Rugby Club . . . its 50th anniversary.

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Call for district MAEE memorial

IN RECENT years the veil of secrecy over the work of RAF Helensburgh during World War Two has gradually been lifted.

Now much more is known about the hard work, scientific brilliance and, at times, sacrifices and heroism of the men and women who worked for the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment at Rhu, Helensburgh and Glen Fruin.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 February 2013 11:45 )

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Anderson Trust: the New Elizabethans

EACH year Helensburgh Library succeeds in dispelling winter blues with another colourful exhibition of works from the Anderson Trust Local Collection — and the latest has just opened.

The entire collection now numbers over 90 works of local interest and each exhibition is designed to focus on a different theme, often determined by subject matter. This time the selection has been made by date, and concentrates on works created within the last 50 years.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 03 February 2013 19:08 )

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Hidden Heritage project starts soon

ARROCHAR'S Hidden Heritage project will be getting underway in just a few weeks.

Entitled ‘The Hidden Heritage of a Landscape: Vengeful Vikings and Reckless Rustlers’, the project is community-led and will use popular interest in Viking history to involve local people.

Last Updated ( Monday, 28 January 2013 10:16 )

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Plate sparked MacNicol mystery

AN expert on Scottish pottery has come up with a mystery with Helensburgh connections.

Heather R.Jack, president of the Scottish Pottery Society, contacted the Heritage Trust about her search for information about Annie Primrose MacNicol, who had several connections with the area.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 22 January 2013 16:20 )

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Trust to research World War Two

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust is one of the first groups in the UK to receive a Heritage Lottery Fund All Our Stories grant, it was announced yesterday.

The Trust's exciting project, "The Helensburgh Area in the Second World War", has been given £3,000 to record the memories of people who lived in the area during the war.

Last Updated ( Monday, 07 January 2013 19:02 )

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February Open Meeting

The next Open Meeting is on February 24 at Helensburgh Tennis Club at 7.30pm. Sue Furness and Fiona Jackson will talk on 'Hidden Heritage of a Landscape — Vengeful Vikings and Reckless Rustlers'.

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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