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Appeal to buy Hill House furniture

TWO pieces of furniture designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Hill House in Helensburgh could leave the Upper Colquhoun Street mansion — unless the charity raises another £25,000.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 29 November 2014 15:47 )

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Revitalising St Peter's Seminary

A DYNAMIC creative design team has been appointed to take forward ambitious proposals to revitalise St Peter's Seminary at Cardross and the surrounding woodland.

Avanti Architects, ERZ Landscape Architects and NORD Architecture have both experience and expertise in the innovative reclamation of modernist buildings and abandoned woodland estates.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 29 November 2014 15:43 )

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Portrait gifted to Heritage Trust

A PORTRAIT by a well known Helensburgh artist has been donated to Helensburgh Heritage Trust.

Entitled ‘Tinker Girl’, it is signed G.I.Smith and is the work of Gregor Ian Smith, one of the most highly regarded local artists of the 20th century.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 November 2014 16:41 )

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Baird bust is back

THE BUST of TV inventor John Logie Baird has been restored to its place of honour on Helensburgh seafront.

It was removed from its site on the west esplanade at the foot of William Street because of works which were part of the CHORD seafront improvement project, but was re-erected earlier this month.

  • Photo by Stewart Noble.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 November 2014 17:39 )

Public meeting on Kilmahew

A PUBLIC meeting was held on Friday October 24 in the Geilston Hall, Cardross, to discuss the future of the Kilmahew/St Peter’s estate in the village.

Last Updated ( Monday, 27 October 2014 19:07 )

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2014 Accounts online

THE Helensburgh Heritage Trust Directors Report and Accounts to March 31 2014 are now available for download in the Downloads area on the bottom right of the home page.

They will be presented by chairman Stewart Noble to the Annual General Meeting in Helensburgh Tennis Club at 7pm on Wednesday October 29.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:23 )

Exhibition features park hospital

AN EXHIBITION which features Helensburgh's World War One Hermitage Park Hospital opened in Helensburgh Library this afternoon.

Last Updated ( Friday, 03 October 2014 16:56 )

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First Winter Open Meeting

Melissa-Simpson-wA new series of six Winter Open Meetings will begin on Wednesday September 30 at Helensburgh Tennis Club in Suffolk Street at 7.30pm, when Melissa Simpson will talk on 'Hermitage Park: past, present and future'.

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 (to be held in the Loch Lomond Golf Club at Luss)

  • 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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