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Pupils gift work to Trust

AFTER generating considerable local interest during the past six months the annual exhibition in Helensburgh Library of paintings from the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust has closed.

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


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 )


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 )


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 )


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 )


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 )


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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Next Open Meeting

Fraser-Noble-wThe second of six Winter Open Meetings will be held on Wednesday October 28 at Helensburgh Tennis Club in Suffolk Street at 7.30pm, when Fraser Noble will talk about boatbuilding at McGruers. The AGM is at 7pm.

Winter Talks 2015-16

  • Wednesday September 30 2015 — Melissa Simpson: Hermitage Park: past, present and future
  • Wednesday October 28 — AGM at 7pm; Fraser Noble of McGruers: My family has been building boats since the 11th Century
  • Wednesday November 25 — Sir Malcolm Colquhoun and James Pearson: The Clan Colquhoun and the History of Helensburgh (to be held at the Loch Lomond Golf Club at Luss)

  • Wednesday January 27 2016 — Lachie Munro: The Many Lives of Robert Bontine Cunningham Graham — the Uncrowned King of Scotland
  • Wednesday February 24 — Sue Furness, Fiona Jackson: Hidden Heritage of a Landscape — Vengeful Vikings and Reckless Rustlers
  • Wednesday March 30 — Fiona Baker: Boutcher's Banks — the Genesis of Helensburgh?

Meetings are normally in the upstairs room at Helensburgh Tennis Club, Suffolk Street, at 7.30pm.

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