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1st-Baron-Strathclyde-wONE of the great advocates of his generation was educated in Helensburgh and spent his retirement at Cairndhu, the mansion on the seafront which is now a care home and was for many years until 1984 a popular hotel.

zachary-macaulay-wONE of the most important figures in the fight to abolish slavery spent most of his childhood in Cardross and was educated in Helensburgh.

hazel-irvineTOP BBC sports presenter Hazel Irvine from Cardross makes regular trips home to see the family — when she is not presenting coverage of top golf tournaments.

In the “Glasgow Journal” on 11th January 1776 the following advertisement was published: “NOTICE, - To be feued immediately, for building upon, at a very reasonable rate, a considerable piece of ground upon the shore of Malig, opposite Greenock.

richard_taitDELIVERING newspapers and selling clothes were the humble beginnings from which a young Helensburgh man rose to become one of the most successful businessmen in the United States.