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Grant to upgrade War Memorial

REDEVELOPMENT of Helensburgh's Hermitage Park has been given another boost with the award of £60,000 from the War Memorial Trust.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 October 2015 18:36 )


Trust president on radio

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust president Professor Malcolm Baird could be heard on BBC Radio Scotland on Sunday October 18.

The previous week Malcolm, son of TV inventor John Logie Baird, was interviewed by writer and broadcaster Richard Holloway, the former Episcopal Bishop of Edinburgh, for the weekly programme "Sunday Morning with . . ."

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 October 2015 18:37 )


Trust Accounts now online

THE 2014-15 Helensburgh Heritage Trust Accounts are now available in the Downloads area of this website's Home Page — see lower right on the page.

They will be presented to the Annual General Meeting at Helensburgh Tennis Club at 7pm on Wednesday October 28.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:48 )


Tree honours Queen's reign

THE record-breaking reign of Queen Elizabeth II has been marked with a tree-planting in Luss.

Last Updated ( Monday, 05 October 2015 14:24 )


Baird recording stays in UK

THE OLDEST surviving transmission recording made by Helensburgh-born TV pioneer John Logie Baird has been saved for the nation — thanks to a burgh businessman who wishes to remain anonymous.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 October 2015 15:32 )


Cove and Kilcreggan heritage leaflet

THE REMARKABLE architecture of Cove and Kilcreggan is highlighted in a new heritage trail leaflet launched this month.

Houses, churches, shops and hotels feature in a leaflet produced by the Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:33 )


Photo date mystery

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust has been given an old photo of the Clydesdale Bank in James Street — but so far has been unable to date it.

Trust chairman Stewart Noble said: "Because of the metal railings outside the bank, it can be dated to before the Second World War, but what the event was, we do not know.

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 September 2015 18:09 )

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Last 2015 Talk

Sir-malcolm-colquhoun-wThe last Open Meeting of 2015 was held on Wednesday November 25 at Loch Lomond Golf Club, Luss, as guests of Sir Malcolm Colquhoun, when the topic was the Clan Colquhoun and the history of Helensburgh.

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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