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Busy May for Viking project

MAY was a very busy month for the Arrochar-based Hidden Heritage project.

Formally entitled ‘The Hidden Heritage of a Landscape — Vengeful Vikings and Reckless Rustlers’, the project is using popular interest in Viking history to involve local people.

Last Updated ( Monday, 03 June 2013 16:13 )

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Talk for railway enthusiasts

MEMBERS of Helensburgh Heritage Trust and anyone else interested were invited to attend a talk on recent railway history on May 15 2013.

As part of the West Dunbartonshire Council’s ‘Booked’ Festival, railway author and photographer Julian Holland gave a talk on aspects of his new book ‘Dr Beeching’s Axe: 50 Years On’ in Balloch Library.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 May 2013 16:01 )

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Peninsula website under threat

ONE of the oldest and best of the many local websites is the Gareloch and Rosneath Peninsula Website — but now its future is under threat.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 24 April 2013 13:03 )

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Ailsa Tanner remembered

THE Anderson Trust is currently displaying works by a well-loved local artist, Ailsa Tanner (1923-2001) in Helensburgh Library in West King Street until June.

Last Updated ( Friday, 29 March 2013 18:28 )

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Audio event at Seminary

AN AUDIO collage which brings new life to the ruins of St Peter's Seminary and Kilmahew Woods in Cardross had its first public airing at an event on Saturday March 23.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 24 March 2013 17:25 )

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Hidden Heritage Project update

A TALK on the Vikings had an audience of over 50 enthusiastic volunteers enthralled in Arrochar on Saturday March 2.

Internationally renowned Viking expert and local resident Dr Colleen Batey from Glasgow University presented “The Vikings in Scotland: Myth and Reality."

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 March 2013 14:41 )

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Search for burgh rugby images

THE year 2013 is a big one for Helensburgh Rugby Club . . . its 50th anniversary.

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2014-15 Winter Talks

The 2014-15 series of Winter Talks begins on Wednesday September 24 2014 at 7.30pm in the upstairs meeting room at Helensburgh Tennis Club with a talk by Peter McCaughey on setting up of the CHORD Open Air Museum in Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh.

Non-members are always welcome, and tea and coffee is served at the end of the meeting.

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 26 — Tam Ward: Recent Discoveries by the North Clyde Archaelogical Society
  • Wednesday March 26 — 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

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