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Hill House hosts valuation day

THE Lomond & Argyll Decorative and Fine Art Society is to hold an Antiques Valuation Day in the National Trust for Scotland's Hill House in Helensburgh on Saturday March 25 from 11am-4pm.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 March 2017 17:42 )

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Descriptive panel at Fruin cairn

A DESCRIPTIVE panel has been erected by Helensburgh Heritage Trust beside the Battle of Glen Fruin cairn at the west end of the glen.

Sponsored by Luss Estates and prepared by Sarah Crome, the panel tells the story of the battle.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 March 2017 17:44 )

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Morar House restoration plan

HELENSBURGH and Lomond Chamber of Commerce is encouraging the restoration of Morar House — formerly Drumadoon — in Upper Colquhoun Street opposite Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:03 )

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Exhibition features local buildings

THE Anderson (Local Collection) Trust exhibition from January to June upstairs in Helensburgh Library on West King Street focuses on the built environment of Helensburgh and surrounding area.

This encompasses not only the well known architectural gems of the Victorian period, but also less significant buildings — reminders of a time when fishing and farming were the main occupations and travel was predominantly by ferry not by rail.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:01 )

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K-13 tragedy centenary service

A SPECIAL ceremony was held at Faslane Cemetery today to honour 32 submariners who drowned 100 years ago in the K-13 submarine disaster in the Gareloch.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 29 January 2017 19:20 )

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Baird assistant dies at 104

AN APPRENTICE engineer with Helensburgh TV pioneer John Logie Baird died shortly before Christmas at the age of 104.

Andy Andrews was 14 years-old when he left school to work as an apprentice engineer with Baird, and a few days before his death he spoke to BBC News Oxford about his days with the inventor.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 January 2017 16:28 )

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Gordon becomes Freeman

HELENSBURGH Lawn Tennis Club was well represented at Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre yesterday afternoon as the Freedom of Argyll and Bute was conferred on world wheelchair tennis no.1 and Paralympic gold medalist Gordon Reid.

At a special meeting of Argyll and Bute Council in the Marriage Room at the Civic Centre in East Clyde Street — which Gordon officially opened earlier this year — the council leader, Dick Walsh, proposed the motion to make Gordon a Freeman, and this was seconded by Councillor Ellen Morton.He was then presented with a framed scroll, and a reception followed.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 January 2017 19:13 )

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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.

Charity Number

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation
SC024603