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WE record with great regret the death on Sunday March 2 2008 at the Vale of Leven Hospital after a short illness of one of Helensburgh Heritage Trust's founders, Anne Gray.

Dr Gray was the Trust's first secretary, and for the last three years of her life served as Honorary Vice-President. She was the person responsible for the launch of the Trust website, and took care of its updating until she stepped down from the post of secretary. The funeral was at the West Kirk, Helensburgh, on Friday March 7, and then at Cardross Crematorium.

  • An Appreciation of Anne Gray, written by Trust chairman Stewart Noble, can be found in the People section of this website.

lyntonONE of Helensburgh’s most splendid mansions, Lynton at 6 Upper Colquhoun Street, is being offered for sale by Savills Glasgow for over £1.5 million.

Designed by William Leiper and built in 1908, it contains a reception hall, four reception rooms, and six bedrooms, and is set in an acre of gardens. Also currently on the market is Carbeth House at Rhu, which was built by Madeleine Smith's father.

  • Full stories in the Places section of this website.

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THE Helensburgh Heritage Trust Photo Gallery has 1,930 images in 22 different albums. To find a particular picture, use the Photo Gallery search facility.

The 21 albums — one of which spotlights the Helensburgh-born inventor of television, John Logie Baird, another steamship pioneer Henry Bell, including the 2012 bicentenary celebrations, and a third Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law — are all on different themes; and the most recent uploads are shown at the foot of the home page.

More pictures will be most welcome. These can be emailed as jpegs to the editor, Donald Fullarton, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or posted to him at Amberwood, 2A Stafford Street, Helensburgh, G84 9HU. Prints will be returned after scanning if requested, but otherwise will be added to the Trust's collection of old images.

THE Helensburgh Heritage Trust website has four main areas containing over 1,150 articles. These include Latest News, Heritage items, Trust items, and the Photo Gallery, which can be accessed from the horizontal menu at the top of the home page and has over 1,920 old pictures in 22 different galleries.

homecomingscotland_logo2009 was Scotland’s first ever Homecoming year.

Inspired by the 250th anniversary of the birth of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, Homecoming Scotland 2009 successfully encouraged people of Scottish descent, Scots, and those who love Scotland to come home in 2009 and take part in an inspirational celebration of culture, heritage and great Scottish contributions to the world.

comet4WELCOME to the Helensburgh Heritage Trust website.

We hope you find it simple to navigate, with many articles, a large Photo Gallery, letters from readers, downloads, and weblinks to heritage and local organisations.

Contributions and comments are welcome, and should be emailed using the Contact Us facility.