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Who's that with Stewart Noble!

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust chairman Stewart Noble is set for a TV appearance with political pundit and railway enthusiast Michael Portillo.

Recently he travelled to Port Glasgow where he was interviewed by the former government minister for one of his 'Great British Railway Journeys' BBC TV programmes.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 September 2014 17:47 )

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James Kay paintings were on sale

AN EXHIBITION of paintings by one of the Helensburgh and district’s most distinguished artists was held in a Glasgow gallery in August 2014.

Cyril Gerber Fine Art said that this was the first James Kay RSA RSW exhibition to take place in the city, although his works are held by most of the major public collections in Scotland.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 06 September 2014 16:13 )

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Remembering World War One

THE ever-active Arrochar, Tarbet and Ardlui Heritage Group has just published an excellent World War One commemoration booklet.

 

It includes profiles of villagers known to have died in the ‘Great War’ and gives a glimpse of village life at the time.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 August 2014 18:20 )

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Major boost for Hermitage Park

ARGYLL and Bute Council, working with the Friends of Hermitage Park, has secured a £2,087,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to regenerate Helensburgh's historic Hermitage Park after a successful stage one application.

An initial fund of £169,700 has been made available to cover the development phase of the project. This initial phase will end with the submission of an application for a full grant, which includes developing a series of detailed plans to take the regeneration of the park forward.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 August 2014 17:08 )

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Burgh featured in World War Two novel

A NEW novel partly set in Helensburgh and the surrounding area in World War Two was published recently.

 

'Rue End Street’, by Sue Reid Sexton, is also set in Greenock, Glasgow and Carbeth, and follows the journey of Lenny Gillespie, a young girl looking for her father.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 10 August 2014 15:44 )

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Help wanted with research

THE story of Helensburgh GP Dr Fordyce Messer has attracted the attention of London-based Anne Hunter and her sister Helen Murden who are researching their family history.

A well known figure with his fine flowing beard, Dr Messer has a double claim to fame.

Last Updated ( Monday, 04 August 2014 13:24 )

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Actress came home for Games

HELENSBURGH-BORN Morven Christie was back in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.

She starred in the opening event for ‘The Tin Forest Festival’ for the National Theatre of Scotland in the South Rotunda courtyard.

Last Updated ( Monday, 04 August 2014 13:01 )

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First Winter Open Meeting 2016-17

William-Leiper-1The first Open Meeting of the winter season will be on Wednesday September 28 at 7.30pm prompt at Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, when Ewan Kennedy will speak on 'The Leiper Legacy'.

Winter Talks 2016-17

  • Wednesday September 28 2016 — Ewan Kennedy: The Leiper Legacy
  • Wednesday October 26 — AGM at 7pm; The Rev David Clark: Helensburgh Boys Brigade Centenary
  • Wednesday November 30 — Ian MacEachern: The Luss Slate Quarries

  • Wednesday January 25 2017 — Bill Anderson: The Anderson (Local Collection) Trust
  • Wednesday February 22 — Dan Atkinson: The Samphire Project — marine archaeology in Argyll
  • Wednesday March 29 — Professor John Hume: West Dunbartonshire Churches and their history

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, at 7.30pm prompt.

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Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation
SC024603