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Historic theme at Festival

WEST Dunbartonshire Libraries have several events with a historical theme at their annual Booked Festival from Monday May 12 until Saturday May 31.

Alastair Moffat will be exploring the genetic history of Scotland and how an understanding of this can throw new light on the history of the nation, and Andrew Ferguson will be discussing the Scottish Enlightenment and its legacy.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 May 2014 19:14 )

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Colquhouns gather in Luss in July

THE international society of one of Scotland’s ancient clans has announced details of its inaugural Gathering at Luss this summer.

In July, the Clan Colquhoun International Society will gather in the Loch Lomondside village for a five day programme of clan history, genealogy and cultural events hosted by hereditary Chieftain Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss Bt.

Last Updated ( Monday, 02 June 2014 16:06 )

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West Highland Railway on film

A SUPERB 30-minute BBC film of the West Highland Railway made in 1960 can be seen on youtube: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHhL3xBXJFg

Heritage Trust hon president Professor Malcolm Baird commented after watching the film: "Thanks to The Times online archive, I have discovered that the West Highland railway film was shown on BBC on Sunday July 17 1960 at 4.20 pm.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:19 )

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Free Hidden Heritage Conference

THE Arrochar-based Hidden Heritage project is told a free Hidden Heritage Conference on Saturday May 10.

The main focus of the project is the Vikings and how they used the isthmus between Arrochar and Tarbet, and their influence on the area.

Last Updated ( Monday, 31 March 2014 08:22 )

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Anderson Trust exhibition launched

THE LAUNCH of this year’s Anderson Trust exhibition in Helensburgh Library in West King Street took place on February 1 to the acclaim of many local residents, past and present.

It features writings by local writers which are displayed side by side with the paintings from the Collection that inspired them. To  accompany this exhibition, the Anderson Trust has produced a book, entitled 'Images', which is on sale price £6 at the Scandinavian Shop and in Helensburgh Library.

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 March 2014 12:04 )

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Exhibition links art and writing

A FASCINATING booklet which is a collaboration between two Helensburgh organisations is the inspiration of the 2014 Anderson Trust Exhibition.

The booklet is entitled ‘Images’ and contains writing by members of Helensburgh and District Writers Workshop. The Exhibition opened in Helensburgh Library in West King Street on Monday February 3.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 February 2014 17:18 )

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Is this a Cardross class?

A FORMER Helensburgh woman who now lives in Shetland is trying to find out more about her family history through this photograph.

Cathy Shearer thinks that her mother told her that the photo was taken at Cardross School in the late 1890s.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 January 2014 18:23 )

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Final Open Meeting

John Hume-wThe final Open Meeting of the season will be on Wednesday March 29 at 7.30pm at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh. Professor John Hume willl speak on the history of some West Dunbartonshire churches.

Winter Talks 2016-17

  • Wednesday September 28 2016 — Ewan Kennedy: The Leiper Legacy
  • Wednesday October 26 — 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 — Dr Andrew Bicker: Recent Archaelogical Discoveries on the West Coast
  • 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
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