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Argylls painting visited burgh

A DRAMATIC newly-commissioned painting commemorating the role of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in the victory at the Battle of Longstop Hill in North Africa in 1943 was on display in early June on the balcony in Helensburgh Library in West King Street.

It is being taken round the main towns in Argyll and Bute and was in Helensburgh until Saturday June 15, and it then moved on to Inverary. Its final home will be the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum at Stirling Castle.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 15 June 2013 17:33 )

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Cronin classic on dvd

THE first twelve episodes of the very popular 1960s medical drama Dr Finlay’s Casebook — based on stories by the Cardross-born and Helensburgh and Dumbarton-educated best-selling author A.J.Cronin — have just been released on dvd.

The dvd is available from Simply Home Entertainment, tel 0844-848 2000, website www.simplyhe.co.uk, price £24.99.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 May 2013 16:52 )

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Expert spoke to Tree Trust

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust members were invited to a talk given at the AGM of the Helensburgh Tree Conservation Trust on Tuesday May 14 2013.

The Tree Trust AGM consisted of a brief business meeting, followed by a talk by Tom Christian, Keeper of the National Tree Collections of Scotland at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Tom visited Helensburgh recently and was very interested in the town's street trees.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 19 May 2013 14:10 )

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Archaeology society formed

A BID to form an archaeology society to cover Helensburgh and district has been successful.

The idea came from Rosneath archaeology enthusiasts Tam Ward and Sandra Kelly, with a view to searching for items from the past, making new discoveries, and carrying out research.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 May 2013 13:39 )

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Trip and talk on West Highland Line

THE CHAIRMAN of Helensburgh Heritage Trust and one of its directors will be the speakers on a special West Highland Railway Line excursion in September.

The Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are organising the trip as part of their programme of events ‘Celebrating Park People and Stories'.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 May 2013 16:01 )

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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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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.