ONE of the sadder sights on Helensburgh seafront has been the magnificent mansion Cairndhu boarded up and starting to deterioriate.
But now a new use a new use has been found for this former home, wartime degaussing base, hotel and then care home.
AS PART of Helensburgh's Winter Festival, Helensburgh Heritage Trust offered Town Centre Walks on Saturday November 30.
The walks started from outside the Victoria Halls at 10.30am, led by Stewart Noble, and at 2pm, led by Nigel Millar.
Stewart said: "It gave people a chance to see Helensburgh through a different pair of eyes!"
A DVD made by Helensburgh Heritage Trust in 2014 to record memories of local people who were living in the area During World War Two was shown at a well attended meeting of the University of the Third Age in the Helensburgh Parish Church large hall on Monday December 9.
The DVD was made jointly by Stewart Noble of the Trust and Robert Bell of West Highland Photography, and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund under its 'All Our Stories' programme.
Stewart introduced the showing, and said that Robert could supply copies of the DVD. It featured, among others, Dennis Royal, Michael Wilson, Cecilia Dunlop, Jenny Sanders, Gordon Burgess, Willie Lamond and Bobby Brodie.
THE SCOTTISH Place Name Society held its annual conference at the Three Villages Hall in Arrochar on Saturday November 2.
One presentation was about mountain names around Arrochar — based on Pont's early map — one of which is Ben Arthur, or the Cobbler.
1000–1055 Registration and coffee/tea
1100–1150 Sue Furness, Fiona Jackson and Elizabeth Carmichael: Arrochar Place-names and the Hidden Heritage Project
1150–1240 Ronald Black: Place-names in the Dewar Manuscripts
1240–1255 Simon Taylor: Introducing Place-names of the Aird and Strathglass, Inverness-shire, by Simon Taylor with Ronald Maclean and Jake King
1255–1355 Lunch and book launch
1355–1420 Peter Drummond: The Cobbler and his Neighbours: Some Mountain Names around Arrochar
1420–1445 Alison Grant: The Nicolaisen Archive
1445–1515 Alan Cameron: The Place-names in the Poem Flory Loynachan
1515–1545 Bill Stephens: Sneaky Swans: Ealaidh in Place and Tradition
1545–1600 Closing Discussion