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Ros Lane: Actress, teacher, businesswoman

A HELENSBURGH woman who died in 2005 made a huge impact on both professional and amateur drama in Scotland.

Formerly the proprietor of the Bookworms book shop in East Clyde Street, Ros Lane was also for many years an editor and presenter of the local talking newspaper for the blind and otherwise visually handicapped, Headline Helensburgh.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 April 2010 07:27 )

 

Terry Lane: Book I had to write

A HELENSBURGH man who for many years was instrumental in selling other people's books to townsfolk is now hoping that they will buy his new book.

Terry Lane has written the biography of the doyen of the small theatre movement he always wanted to write, “The Full Round — the several lives and theatrical legacy of Stephen Joseph”, and it is available at the shop he founded, Bookworms in East Clyde Street.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 April 2010 07:41 )

Terry Lane: Second drama history

HELENSBURGH man Terry Lane, who now lives and works in Italy, has published his second book.

“Side by Side”, his history of Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre of which he was the first artistic director and manager, is a very much a labour of love as he and his late wife Ros were instrumental in its launch.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 April 2010 07:42 )

Norah Neilson Gray: Glasgow Girl

AN IMPORTANT work by a leading Helensburgh artist of the past, Norah Neilson Gray, is now on display in Helensburgh Library.

The painting, “Hôpital Auxilaire D’Armée 30, Abbaye de Royaumont” by Norah Neilson Gray, was gifted to the people of Helensburgh by the artist’s sister, Dr Tina Gray, on her death in 1984.

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 July 2014 16:49 )

Tom Vaughan: Film director

A HELENSBURGH man is well on the way to becoming a top international film director.

Tom Vaughan, whose mother ran a nursery school and still lives in the burgh, attended the London premiere of his latest film 'What Happens In Vegas', starring Cameron Diaz, in April 2008, but also is a very important figure in the world of commercials.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 April 2010 07:48 )

Emilio Coia: John Logie Baird portrait

A PORTRAIT of Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird which was commissioned for Lomond School was lost in the St Bride’s building fire in 1997.

The original, by eminent Glasgow artist Emilio Coia, had hung in the Larchfield building and was then moved to St Bride’s when Larchfield closed.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 April 2010 07:56 )

Ailsa Tanner: Artist and researcher

A HELENSBURGH woman who earned a reputation as a fine art historian and painter, Ailsa Tanner, is particularly remembered for a book she described as ‘her life’s work’.

Her carefully researched catalogues for the centenary exhibition of the Glasgow Society of Lady Artists in 1982, followed by the West of Scotland Women Artists, remain essential sources of information.

Last Updated ( Friday, 06 May 2011 16:03 )

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Next Open Meeting

Isger Vico SommerThe next Open Meeting will be on Wednesday February 22 at 7.30pm at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street. Isger Vico Sommer will speak about marine archaeology on wrecks in Argyll.

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 — Isger Vico Sommer: The Samphire Project — marine archaeology on wrecks around the coasts of 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