A well known Helensburgh librarian and author died suddenly on May 30 2008 while on holiday in Uzbekistan.
A memorial service for the late Brian David Osborne, author of 'The Ingenious Mr Bell' about Helensburgh's first Provost, Henry Bell, and a number of other books, was held in St Columba's Church in Kirkintilloch — where he lived — on Saturday June 14. He was buried at Samarkand.
Brian, who was secretary of the Neil Munro Society, was a speaker at several Helensburgh Heritage Trust meetings over the years.
- A tribute to Brian is paid in The Arts section of this website.