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Academy-memorial-wPUPILS and staff at Hermitage Academy in Helensburgh are appealing for the help of the public to find the names of former teachers and pupils who lost their lives serving in the armed forces during the First World War.

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THE LATEST exhibition of paintings from the Anderson (Local Colection) Trust — entitled 'Sea Lochs and Rivers' — is now open upstairs at Helensburgh Library in West King Street.

The burgh’s origins and growth have been largely determined by its links with the sea. It is not surprising, therefore, that many of the activities arising from its fortuitous location should be the subject of writing, photography and painting.

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THE HUGE fire at the luxury 136-bedroom Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomondside the week before Christmas was a tragedy with two lives lost and others injured.

Many had their festive season plans ruined, many local people who work at the complex now have worries about the future following the indefinite closure of the hotel, and Leisure Centre members have had their memberships suspended.

Heroes-Centre-wHELENSBURGH'S new Heroes Centre opened to the public today to celebrate the town’s past and give a taste of the project’s future.

Nine years after the idea was first proposed by Phil Worms, it became a concrete reality after a benefactor ‘literally fell out of the sky’.

The-White-Flower-wAN exhibition in Dunfermline about 'The Glasgow Boys' — many of whom lived and painted in Helensburgh and district — offers from Saturday February 3 a rare opportunity to see many of the works of Scotland’s most celebrated group of artists brought together in one venue.

All of the paintings come from the art collection cared for by Fife Cultural Trust on behalf of Fife Council, which includes forty Glasgow Boys work and features works by leading members of the group and many others associated with it — including John Lavery, E.A.Hornel, George Henry, W.Y.Macgregor, D.Y.Cameron, E.A.Walton, Arthur Melville, James Guthrie, and Joseph Crawhall.

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A NEW milestone was reached by this Helensburgh Heritage Trust website this month — the four millionth content view hit.

The website was redesigned in July 2009, and since then it has had an amazing 4,056,000 visitors, each looking at an average of over three pages.

A Doors Open Day was held in Helensburgh over the September 23-25 weekend.

Events included Guided Walks run by the Heritage Trust.

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