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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 )


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 )


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 )


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 )


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 )


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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First 2016 Open Meeting

r.b.cunninghame-graham-wThe first Open Meeting of 2016 is on January 27 at Helensburgh Tennis Club at 7.30pm, when Lachie Munro will describe 'The Many Lives of Robert Bontine Cunningham Graham — the Uncrowned King of Scotland'.

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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