A CONDITION survey on the 1962 replica of Henry Bell's Comet paddle steamer at Port Glasgow has found that it cannot be repaired and that a new hull would need to be built and stored in a climate-controlled building.

The vessel is twisted and 90% of its hull planking is rotten, the survey by a naval architect concluded.

ONE of the carriage clocks presented to Helensburgh men who served in the Boer War was taken to Canada.

Owner Bernie Butler, an ex-pat Brit now living in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, wants to find out more about the man who received it, Lance Sergeant John McNicol (below).

NEW information has come to light on John Logie Baird’s early research on television.

Professor Malcolm Baird, the inventor's son and honorary president of Helensburgh Heritage Trust, assisted in the preparation of a new article on the technical aspects of the invention.

UPDATES for the Helensburgh Heritage Trust bicentenary book '200 Years of Helensburgh' have been compiled by the book's editor, Trust treasurer Stewart Noble.

They can be found here — and can be printed to keep in the book. A few copies of the book are still available for sale.

A NEW book for children about TV inventor John Logie Baird has been published in America.

‘Mister TV: The Story of John Logie Baird’, written by Julie Fulton and illustrated by Patrick Corrigan, is available from Amazon in hardback and paperback.

THE former St Peter's Seminary in Cardross has been handed over to a new educational trust — sparking renewed hope of a positive future for the internationally-famous ruin.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Glasgow announced on July 24 that it had concluded the transfer of legal ownership of the derelict building and its surrounding estate to a newly-established charity, the Kilmahew Education Trust.

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.

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