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West Highland Railway on film

A SUPERB 30-minute BBC film of the West Highland Railway made in 1960 can be seen on youtube: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHhL3xBXJFg

Heritage Trust hon president Professor Malcolm Baird commented after watching the film: "Thanks to The Times online archive, I have discovered that the West Highland railway film was shown on BBC on Sunday July 17 1960 at 4.20 pm.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:19 )

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Free Hidden Heritage Conference

THE Arrochar-based Hidden Heritage project is told a free Hidden Heritage Conference on Saturday May 10.

The main focus of the project is the Vikings and how they used the isthmus between Arrochar and Tarbet, and their influence on the area.

Last Updated ( Monday, 31 March 2014 08:22 )

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Anderson Trust exhibition launched

THE LAUNCH of this year’s Anderson Trust exhibition in Helensburgh Library in West King Street took place on February 1 to the acclaim of many local residents, past and present.

It features writings by local writers which are displayed side by side with the paintings from the Collection that inspired them. To  accompany this exhibition, the Anderson Trust has produced a book, entitled 'Images', which is on sale price £6 at the Scandinavian Shop and in Helensburgh Library.

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 March 2014 12:04 )

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Exhibition links art and writing

A FASCINATING booklet which is a collaboration between two Helensburgh organisations is the inspiration of the 2014 Anderson Trust Exhibition.

The booklet is entitled ‘Images’ and contains writing by members of Helensburgh and District Writers Workshop. The Exhibition opened in Helensburgh Library in West King Street on Monday February 3.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 February 2014 17:18 )

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Is this a Cardross class?

A FORMER Helensburgh woman who now lives in Shetland is trying to find out more about her family history through this photograph.

Cathy Shearer thinks that her mother told her that the photo was taken at Cardross School in the late 1890s.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 January 2014 18:23 )

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Librarian's new book on castles

A FORMER Helensburgh librarian who took early retirement from Argyll and Bute Council nearly three years ago has used his extra time to write a new book about Scottish castles.

Mike Davis, who is one of the two honorary members of Helensburgh Heritage Trust, was a popular figure in – and is much missed from — his role as reference and lifelong learning librarian at the town library in West King Street.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 January 2014 15:50 )

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Plaque to honour Baird

HELENSBURGH'S most famous son will be honoured with a commemorative plaque . . . thanks to the Heritage Trust.

John Logie Baird — the engineer and inventor who gave the world’s first demonstration of a working television in 1926 — is one of 12 historic figures to be celebrated in the first year of Scotland’s Commemorative Plaque Scheme.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:23 )

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Trust Photo Gallery

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View this photo and over 1,650 more at the Heritage Trust Photo Gallery. Visit the gallery.

First 2015 Open Meeting

St-Peters-Seminary

Michael Gallagher of Glasgow University will discuss 'Reinventing Ruins — stories from Kilmahew and St Peter's Seminary' at Helensburgh Tennis Club on Wednesday January 28 at 7.30pm. Non-members are most welcome.

Winter Talks 2014-15

  • Wednesday September 24 2014 — Peter McCaughey: Establishing Helensburgh's Open Air Museum
  • Wednesday October 29 — AGM at 7pm; Robert Layden: The 9th Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in World War One
  • Wednesday November 26 — Ian McKellar: Parkhead and the Garden, Rosneath       

  • Wednesday January 28 2015 — Michael Gallagher: Reinventing Ruins — stories from Kilmahew and St Peter's Seminary
  • Wednesday February 25 — Tam Ward: Recent Discoveries by the North Clyde Archaelogical Society
  • Wednesday March 25 — Michael Davis: Curious Interconnections of the Mansions of Cowal

All meetings are in the upstairs meeting room at Helensburgh Tennis Club, Suffolk Street, at 7.30pm

Charity Number

Scottish Charity
SC024603