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Jean Petrie will be much missed

THE loss on Wednesday May 28 of one of Helensburgh's best known women is being felt right across the West of Scotland.

Jean Petrie will be remembered by everyone who met her, and there were thousands, as a gentlewoman of great grace and dignity, and by her family as “a five star mum”.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 08 June 2014 17:46 )

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WW2 memories DVD on sale

THE DVD produced by Helensburgh Heritage Trust about the Second World War memories of local people was much praised at its first three public showings attended by some 180 people . . . and it is now available to be purchased.

The 'All Our Stories' project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, involved Trust chairman Stewart Noble interviewing over a dozen people, with the filming and post-production work carried out by Robert Bell of West Highland Photography in James Street.

Last Updated ( Monday, 02 June 2014 16:03 )

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New director joins Trust

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust has a new director.

Alasdair W.Jamison, who is 62 and moved to Helensburgh in 2012 with his wife Anne, has been co-opted on to the board.

Last Updated ( Friday, 16 May 2014 15:29 )

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Kilmahew walk wet but interesting

A WALK with heritage interest took place in Cardross on Sunday May 11, and several Heritage Trust members were present.

The informal walk was organised at Kilmahew by the local landscape group who form part of the Invisible College team.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:53 )

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Historic theme at Festival

WEST Dunbartonshire Libraries have several events with a historical theme at their annual Booked Festival from Monday May 12 until Saturday May 31.

Alastair Moffat will be exploring the genetic history of Scotland and how an understanding of this can throw new light on the history of the nation, and Andrew Ferguson will be discussing the Scottish Enlightenment and its legacy.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 May 2014 19:14 )

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Colquhouns gather in Luss in July

THE international society of one of Scotland’s ancient clans has announced details of its inaugural Gathering at Luss this summer.

In July, the Clan Colquhoun International Society will gather in the Loch Lomondside village for a five day programme of clan history, genealogy and cultural events hosted by hereditary Chieftain Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss Bt.

Last Updated ( Monday, 02 June 2014 16:06 )

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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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Winter Open Meetings 2015-16

A new series of six Winter Open Meetings will begin on Wednesday September 30 at Helensburgh Tennis Club at 7.30pm.

Further meetings will be held on the last Wednesdays of October, November, January 2016, February and March.

The speakers programme will be published as soon as it is available.