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Plaque honours Rangers founder

A SERVICE commemorating Rangers Football Club founder Moses McNeil took place at the end of June at a Rosneath church — his final resting place.

The service was the culmination of years of fundraising for a memorial headstone as the Rhu-born professional footballer buried at the St Modan's Church Graveyard in a plot marked with the names of his sisters, Isabella, Elizabeth, and his brother-in-law Captain Duncan Gray. The footballer’s name was not marked on the stone.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 12 July 2015 17:57 )

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Update on Kilmahew project

NVA held a public meeting at Geilston Hall in Cardross recently to update on progress towards the development of the former St Peter’s Seminary and surrounding landscape.

Combining partial restoration, consolidation and new design, the project will create unique performance and exhibition spaces, which will present a broad programme of heritage and arts activities.

Last Updated ( Friday, 03 July 2015 18:03 )

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History event at Garelochhead

A History of Garelochhead event will take place at the Gibson Hall, Garelochhead, on Sunday (June 7), from 1-4pm and will be hosted by local historian and Helensburgh Heritage Trust director Alistair McIntyre..

Based on a talk he gave recently to Garelochhead SWRI, in the main it takes the form of a series of displays with maps, photographs, documents and explanatory text.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 03 June 2015 18:02 )

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Memorial campaign launched

A CAMPAIGN has been launched in the Oxford area to establish a memorial to a World War One aerodrome and the 14 young airman — one of them from Helensburgh — who died there during the conflict.

Team member and researcher Peter Smith chaired the inaugural meeting of the Port Meadow & Wolvercote Common WW1 Aerodrome Memorial Project on January 21 2015.

Last Updated ( Monday, 01 June 2015 15:02 )

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Rhu artist has solo exhibition

A RARE opportunity to see a collection of new works by renowned Rhu artist Mary Batchelor is available in Clydebank this summer.

The exhibition is entitled ‘Westward’, and it is in the new Garden Gallery at Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery within Clydebank Town Hall until Friday August 14.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 24 May 2015 13:22 )

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Artwork starts controversy

A CONTROVERSIAL piece of artwork which is partly a representation of Lady Helen Colquhoun after whom Helensburgh was named was erected on Friday April 10 on the wall of the new Argyll and Bute Council offices on East Clyde Street.

A council spokesman said: “The artwork is intended partly to represent Lady Helen, with the town’s skyline along the bottom, although like any piece of art it is open to interpretation.”

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 May 2015 17:03 )

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Luss grave marker to be restored

A PROJECT has been launched to restore an 11th century Viking grave marker in Luss Churchyard.

Luss Heritage Group and Luss and Arden Community Development Trust are working together, with the support of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, to restore the stone, which is said to be typical of an Anglo-Scandinavian grave marker known as a hogback stone.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 15 April 2015 13:36 )

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Winter Open Meetings

comet4The first Open Meeting of the 2016-17 winter season will be on Wednesday September 28 at 7.30pm at Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, with other meetings in October, November, January, February and March.