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Plaque to honour Baird

HELENSBURGH'S most famous son will be honoured with a commemorative plaque . . . thanks to the Heritage Trust.

John Logie Baird — the engineer and inventor who gave the world’s first demonstration of a working television in 1926 — is one of 12 historic figures to be celebrated in the first year of Scotland’s Commemorative Plaque Scheme.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:23 )


Forty years of photos in new book

A NEW book of photographs taken all over the world over 40 years by a renowned Shandon photographer and film maker is now on sale.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 November 2013 17:08 )


Trust chairman on radio

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust chairman Stewart Noble was interviewed on Monday October 7 2013 for the BBC Scotland radio programme 'Out of Doors', which was broadcast on Saturday October 19.

Stewart was at the Tourist Information Centre at the foot of Sinclair Street to meet broadcaster Mark Stephen and take him on a town centre walk to point out some of the burgh's historical and other features.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 October 2013 09:24 )


Trust claims victory in VC campaign

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust is claiming victory in a campaign to ensure that a World War One hero from Cardross was not left out of official commemorations.

The government is to create memorial paving stones to honour Victoria Cross winners as part of next year’s events to mark the centenary of the conflict.

Last Updated ( Friday, 25 July 2014 15:13 )


TV featured Maid of Loch

LOCH LOMOND and the Maid of the Loch steamer featured on a BBC1 Scotland TV programme on Monday September 30.

It was the second weekly episode of a five-week series entitled 'Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands', produced by Paul Murton of Glasgow's Timeline Films.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 October 2013 11:59 )


Parliament recognises Baird

THE 125th anniversary of the birth of Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird was marked by a motion proposed at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

Local MSP Jackie Baillie proposed the motion, which was supported by a cross-party group of 19 other members.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 September 2013 18:21 )


Trust backs local VC winner

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust is backing a campaign to ensure that a World War One hero from Cardross is not left out of official commemorations.

The government is to create memorials to Victoria Cross winners as part of next year's events to mark the centenary of the conflict. But Lieutenant Reginald Noble Graham, who served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, may be omitted as he was born in India.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 September 2013 16:11 )

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Next Open Meeting

BB-logo-wThe next Open Meeting will be on Wednesday October 26 at 7.30pm prompt at Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street. After the AGM, the Rev David Clark will talk about 100 years of the BB in Helensburgh.

Winter Talks 2016-17

  • Wednesday September 28 2016 — Ewan Kennedy: The Leiper Legacy
  • Wednesday October 26 — AGM; then 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