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Furniture appeal reaches target

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

Last Updated ( Monday, 02 March 2015 16:36 )

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STV reported on St Peter's

THE PROJECT to renovate the former St Peter's Seminary at Cardross and the land round about was featured on the STV News recently. A report was included in the 6-6.30pm bulletin.

Helensburgh Heritage Trust honorary member Mike Davis, an expert on West of Scotland buildings, was interviewed during the afternoon about the building's importance to the locality.

Last Updated ( Monday, 02 March 2015 16:38 )

Options for Hermitage Park

THREE options for the £2m project to restore Hermitage Park in Helensburgh to its former glory have been revealed.

 Funded by a £2,087,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the work is led by Argyll and Bute Council, which has been working with the Friends of Hermitage Park to restore the park’s heritage, undertake repairs, reconfigure the recreational space, and increase visitor numbers.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 February 2015 18:21 )

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TV news feature on St Peter's

BBC London News at Ten braved tough conditions to film at Kilmahew/St Peter's, Cardross, and the result was seen on Friday January 16.

Their drone camera met an early watery death after being battered by a vicious gust of wind, but the overall footage looked strong.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 February 2015 17:54 )

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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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Final Open Meeting

Mike-Davis-2-30.03.11Helensburgh Heritage Trust honorary member Mike Davis will talk about 'Curious Interconnections of the Mansions of Cowal' at the final winter meeting at Helensburgh Tennis Club on Wednesday March 25 at 7.30pm. Non-members will be most welcome.

Winter Talks 2014-15

  • Wednesday September 24 2014 — Peter McCaughey: Establishing Helensburgh's Open Air Museum
  • Wednesday October 29 — AGM at 7pm; Robert Layden: The 9th Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in World War One
  • Wednesday November 26 — Ian McKellar: Parkhead and the Garden, Rosneath       

  • Wednesday January 28 2015 — Michael Gallagher: Reinventing Ruins — stories from Kilmahew and St Peter's Seminary
  • Wednesday February 25 — Tam Ward: Recent Discoveries by the North Clyde Archaelogical Society
  • Wednesday March 25 — Michael Davis: Curious Interconnections of the Mansions of Cowal

All meetings are in the upstairs meeting room at Helensburgh Tennis Club, Suffolk Street, at 7.30pm

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