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TV news feature on St Peter's

BBC London News at Ten braved tough conditions to film at Kilmahew/St Peter's, Cardross, and the result was seen on Friday January 16.

Their drone camera met an early watery death after being battered by a vicious gust of wind, but the overall footage looked strong.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 February 2015 17:54 )


Plea to find Leiper paintings

AN APPEAL has been launched to find and borrow works by renowned Helensburgh architect and artist William Leiper for an exhibition to mark the centenary of his death.

The man behind the plan is Ewan Kennedy, owner of the Leiper Gallery in West George Street, Glasgow.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 January 2015 17:52 )


Trust chairman on TV

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust chairman Stewart Noble featured on TV on Tuesday January 6.

Stewart, an expert on the railways of West Dunbartonshire about which he has written a book, was interviewed in August by Michael Portillo for one of his 'Great British Railway Journeys' television programmes.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 January 2015 16:24 )


Trust buys Whitelaw Hamilton painting

A THIRD painting by celebrated Helensburgh artist James Whitelaw Hamilton has been secured for the burgh.

The Anderson (Local Collection) Trust has purchased a watercolour entitled ‘View of Loch Lomond from Glen Douglas’, and it will be included in the Trust’s next exhibition in Helensburgh Library in West King Street from this month.

Last Updated ( Friday, 02 January 2015 12:26 )


Clan museum opens in Luss

LUSS now hosts a Clan Colquhoun museum.

The Clan Colquhoun Heritage and Visitor Centre was officially opened in December by Sir Malcolm and Lady Colquhoun.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 December 2014 13:58 )


New edition of 'Images'

THANKS to popular demand, the book 'Images' sold out within a year — and this month Helensburgh's Anderson (Local Collection) Trust published a new extended edition.

The book features work by local writers— members of Helensburgh and District Writers' Workshop — inspired by paintings in the Anderson Trust Collection.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:38 )


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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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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