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Memorial campaign launched

A CAMPAIGN has been launched in the Oxford area to establish a memorial to a World War One aerodrome and the 14 young airman — one of them from Helensburgh — who died there during the conflict.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 24 May 2015 15:52 )

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Tree will honour Queen's reign

THE record-breaking reign of Queen Elizabeth II will be marked with a tree-planting in Luss later this year.

On Wednesday September 9 the Queen will have reigned for 63 years and seven months, making her the longest reigning monarch in British history — overtaking her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 24 May 2015 15:53 )

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Rhu artist has solo exhibition

A RARE opportunity to see a collection of new works by renowned Rhu artist Mary Batchelor is available in Clydebank this summer.

The exhibition is entitled ‘Westward’, and it is in the new Garden Gallery at Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery within Clydebank Town Hall until Friday August 14.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 24 May 2015 13:22 )

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Artwork starts controversy

A CONTROVERSIAL piece of artwork which is partly a representation of Lady Helen Colquhoun after whom Helensburgh was named was erected on Friday April 10 on the wall of the new Argyll and Bute Council offices on East Clyde Street.

A council spokesman said: “The artwork is intended partly to represent Lady Helen, with the town’s skyline along the bottom, although like any piece of art it is open to interpretation.”

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 May 2015 17:03 )

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Luss grave marker to be restored

A PROJECT has been launched to restore an 11th century Viking grave marker in Luss Churchyard.

Luss Heritage Group and Luss and Arden Community Development Trust are working together, with the support of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, to restore the stone, which is said to be typical of an Anglo-Scandinavian grave marker known as a hogback stone.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 15 April 2015 13:36 )

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New panels on Sea Lochs Trail

THE Clyde Sea Lochs Trail from Dumbarton to Arrochar has been brought back to life, with new panels telling the story of the coastal communities.

The trail was first launched 15 years ago, but the information panels became faded or damaged, so local tourism group Love Loch Lomond decided to take action.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 31 March 2015 16:45 )

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Furniture appeal reaches target

TWO pieces of furniture designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh may stay in Helensburgh’s Hill House.

 

Funding has been secured by the National Trust for Scotland to purchase an armchair and standard lamp which have been in the living room for 110 years and are on loan to the National Trust for Scotland.

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 March 2015 10:17 )

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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.