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Argylls exhibition in Library

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The Argyll and Sutherland HighlandersAN EXTRA attraction in the Heritage Centre in Helensburgh Library in West King Street from Sunday September 21 will be a special display by the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum.

The regiment historically recruited its soldiers from this area, Clydebank and Dunblane, and the exhibition — launched in Callander in July — tells the story of some of the servicemen’s outstanding bravery.

The archives and collections of the Stirling Castle-based museum have been researched to produce a First World War touring exhibition filled with emotive and informative stories.

It will complement a current World War One display prepared by the local branch of the Royal British Legion.

Robert Layden, the museum’s chief executive officer, will give a talk on the impact of World War One on Helensburgh, and the town’s connection with the regiment, at the Helensburgh Heritage Trust open meeting on Wednesday October 29 at 7.30pm.

The meeting will be held in the Trust’s usual venue, the upstairs meeting room in Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club in Suffolk Street. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

The museum receives some Ministry of Defence funding, but is almost entirely maintained through public donations. It is governed by a charitable trust, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum Trust.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 September 2014 17:36 )  

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First 2019 Open Meeting

LocalHistory-wAt the first Open Meeting of 2019 at Helensburgh Civic Centre on Wednesday January 30 at 7.30pm Trust directors will tell the stories relating to several local images from bygone years.

Winter Talks

Wednesday September 26 — Bruce Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club

Wednesday October 31 — AGM; then David Clark: How Helensburgh ended the Great War

Wednesday November 28 — Eric Thompson: Helensburgh and the Peace Movement

Wednesday January 30 — Trust members: brief talks on images of the past

Wednesday February 27 — Robert Ryan: Loch Lomond islands by canoe

Wednesday March 27 — Jon Reid: The Royal Northern Story


 Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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