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Former Cairndhu organ to be restored

THE CONGREGATION of a church in Cumbria wants to restore a house organ which once stood in Cairndhu, the Helensburgh seafront mansion built in 1871.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 October 2016 16:15 )


Talk on 1915-45 Clyde defence

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust and the North Clyde Archaelogical Society held a joint meeting on Wednesday October 5.

The meeting was in the Helensburgh Parish Church Halls in Colquhoun Street, and Geoffrey Stell spoke about the Defence of the Clyde from 1914-45.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 October 2016 16:09 )

New session — new venue

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust moved to a new venue for the first open meeting of the winter session on Wednesday September 28.

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 September 2016 11:44 )


Comet silhouette presented

A SILHOUETTE of Henry Bell’s Comet which stands beside the car park of the Waitrose store at Colgrain was formally presented by Helensburgh Heritage Trust to the store today (Wednesday August 31).

Built by apprentices from Babcock Engineering at Faslane to a design by burgh architect Ian Plenderleath, it was first display as part of the Comet bicentenary celebrations in Helensburgh in 2012.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 25 September 2016 15:25 )


Burgh church restoration

HELENSBURGH Parish Church, which has stained glass windows dedicated to the inventor of television and a former British prime minister, is undergoing a near £300,000 makeover.

The project at the B-listed former West Kirk in Colquhoun Square follows awards of £190,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 31 August 2016 15:49 )


Cardross project wins award

IT HAS been a fantastic year so far for the Kilmahew/St Peter's project at Cardross, and last week brought more good news — Hinterland won the Judges' Choice Award at the first ever Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards.

The Judges’ Choice Award acknowledged a cultural event, artist or performance which provided “that feeling that you are in exactly the right place at the right time … when the stars collide and you know that the play, or dance performance, or gig is something truly exceptional”.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 July 2016 16:13 )


TV inventor's daughter dies suddenly

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust records with deep regret the death of Diana Richardson, daughter of TV inventor John Logie Baird.

Mrs Richardson, whose brother Professor Malcolm Baird is president of the Trust, died suddenly but peacefully at Monklands General Hospital on Saturday July 2.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:07 )

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Next Open Meeting

BB-logo-wThe next Open Meeting will be on Wednesday October 26 at 7.30pm prompt at Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street. After the AGM, the Rev David Clark will talk about 100 years of the BB in Helensburgh.

Winter Talks 2016-17

  • Wednesday September 28 2016 — Ewan Kennedy: The Leiper Legacy
  • Wednesday October 26 — AGM; then 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 — Dan Atkinson: The Samphire Project — marine archaeology in Argyll
  • 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