A SEAT beside a desk in the editorial office of the Helensburgh Advertiser in 1995 was occupied by a young reporter with a talent for finding stories.
A GARELOCHHEAD man was named top director at the 2008 Scottish BAFTAs.
Kenneth Glenaan, better known locally as Kenneth Grant, won the coveted prize for his film Summer, which starred Robert Carlyle, and it also took the Best Film award.
HELENSBURGH people have long embraced Deborah Kerr as their very own film star, but the time she spent in the town was very short.
Countless newspaper, magazine and website articles say that the Scottish girl who became the archetypal movie ‘perfect English rose’ was born in the burgh.
ONE of the most commercially successful of the 21st century Helensburgh and district artists was Mary Batchelor, who passed away after a long battle against ill health in October 2027.
Mary’s very colourful works adorn art galleries throughout Britain and fetch high prices at art sales and auctions. She was inspired by Scottish landscapes and she matched its magical presence with vital colour and broad brush work.
A YOUNG artist from Rhu who now lives and works in America has gained an international reputation, with her paintings selling for as much as 10,000 dollars.
Vicki Hopkinson — who comes home regularly for holidays — is particularly renowned for her paintings of animals.
JEWELLERY owned by Helensburgh film star Deborah Kerr was sold at auction by Bonhams in London on Thursday December 4 2008 — and the prices exceeded all expectations.
Deborah Kerr, who was born in 1921 and died in Suffolk in October 2007, starred in more than 50 films over four decades, most memorably appearing in From Here to Eternity, with Burt Lancaster (1953), The King and I, with Yul Brynner (1956) and An Affair to Remember, with Cary Grant (1957).
A PAINTING by Helensburgh artist Erskine Beveridge, “After Sunset, The Gareloch”, has recently been acquired by the Anderson Trust — and provides another artist’s interpretation of a familiar view.
It is also a welcome addition to this growing collection of paintings inspired by this area, many by artists who at some time lived and worked here.