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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.

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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.

Dewode-LogoA SUCCESSFUL charity sea kayak challenge last month followed the first part of the route of Henry Bell’s Comet 1 steamship from Port Glasgow to Blackmill Bay, Luing.

Douglas Hardie and his daughter Ione travelled 73.5 miles on Friday and Saturday July 21 and 22, despite a strong wind and occasional rain.

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’.

David-Reid-Exhibition-Poster-wAN ART exhibition featuring the work of a former Helensburgh minister was held over the weekend of September 23-24 at his former church.

The Rev David Reid was minister in Old and St. Andrew's Church, now Helensburgh Parish Church, from 1973-85, and a retrospective exhibition of his work was held in the Helensburgh Parish Church Halls.

 

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ST PETER'S Seminary at Cardross took part in Doors Open Day 2017, with walking tours of the building on September 23 and 24. All tickets were sold out.

An NVA spokesman said: "The idea was that people walk through the abandoned chapel, find a graffiti artists’ paradise, and try to imagine what life might have been like for the young men who lived here during the 1960s.

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