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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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New panels on Sea Lochs Trail

THE Clyde Sea Lochs Trail from Dumbarton to Arrochar has been brought back to life, with new panels telling the story of the coastal communities.

The trail was first launched 15 years ago, but the information panels became faded or damaged, so local tourism group Love Loch Lomond decided to take action.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 31 March 2015 16:45 )

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Furniture appeal reaches target

TWO pieces of furniture designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh may stay in Helensburgh’s Hill House.

 

Funding has been secured by the National Trust for Scotland to purchase an armchair and standard lamp which have been in the living room for 110 years and are on loan to the National Trust for Scotland.

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 March 2015 10:17 )

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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.