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Glasgow Boys works on show

AN exhibition in Dunfermline about 'The Glasgow Boys' — many of whom lived and painted in Helensburgh and district — offers from Saturday February 3 a rare opportunity to see many of the works of Scotland’s most celebrated group of artists brought together in one venue.

All of the paintings come from the art collection cared for by Fife Cultural Trust on behalf of Fife Council, which includes forty Glasgow Boys work and features works by leading members of the group and many others associated with it — including John Lavery, E.A.Hornel, George Henry, W.Y.Macgregor, D.Y.Cameron, E.A.Walton, Arthur Melville, James Guthrie, and Joseph Crawhall.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 03 February 2018 18:04 )

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Long history of blaze hotel

THE HUGE fire at the luxury 136-bedroom Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomondside the week before Christmas was a tragedy with two lives lost and others injured.

Many had their festive season plans ruined, many local people who work at the complex now have worries about the future following the indefinite closure of the hotel, and Leisure Centre members have had their memberships suspended.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 31 January 2018 14:32 )

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Trust website milestone

A NEW milestone was reached by this Helensburgh Heritage Trust website this month — the four millionth content view hit.

The website was redesigned in July 2009, and since then it has had an amazing 4,056,000 visitors, each looking at an average of over three pages.

Last Updated ( Friday, 29 December 2017 19:05 )

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Heroes Centre opens in town

HELENSBURGH'S new Heroes Centre opened to the public today to celebrate the town’s past and give a taste of the project’s future.

Nine years after the idea was first proposed by Phil Worms, it became a concrete reality after a benefactor ‘literally fell out of the sky’.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:18 )

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Helensburgh Doors were open

A Doors Open Day was held in Helensburgh over the September 23-25 weekend.

Events included Guided Walks run by the Heritage Trust.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 02 December 2017 11:38 )

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Exhibition of minister's art

AN ART exhibition featuring the work of a former Helensburgh minister was held over the weekend of September 23-24 at his former church.

The Rev David Reid was minister in Old and St. Andrew's Church, now Helensburgh Parish Church, from 1973-85, and a retrospective exhibition of his work was held in the Helensburgh Parish Church Halls.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 September 2017 16:47 )

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Kayak challenge followed Comet route

A SUCCESSFUL charity sea kayak challenge last month followed the first part of the route of Henry Bell’s Comet 1 steamship from Port Glasgow to Blackmill Bay, Luing.

Douglas Hardie and his daughter Ione travelled 73.5 miles on Friday and Saturday July 21 and 22, despite a strong wind and occasional rain.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 August 2017 15:48 )

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2018-19 Open Meetings

MacKintosh Club logoA new programme of Winter Open Meetings begins at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday September 26 with a talk by Bruce Jamieson on developing the Mackintosh Club.

Winter Talks

Wednesday September 26 — Bruce Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club

Wednesday October 31 — AGM; then David Clark: How Helensburgh ended the Great War

Wednesday November 28 — Eric Thompson: Helensburgh and the Peace Movement

Wednesday January 30 — Trust members: brief talks on images of the past

Wednesday February 27 — Robert Ryan: Loch Lomond islands by canoe

Wednesday March 27 — Jon Reid: The Royal Northern Story


 Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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