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THE Mackintosh Club in Helensburgh town centre tells a significant historical story . . . but it also has a bright future.

In just two years Kilcreggan architect Bruce Jamieson and his wife Nicola have not only revived the first complete building designed and built in 1894 by the world-famous architect and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh, but also set it on a path to be a major tourist attraction.

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A BRIEF illustrated history of the Rosneath Peninsula was the topic at Helensburgh Heritage Trust’s final 2017-18 winter open meeting in Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre on Wednesday March 28.

The guest speaker was Richard Reeve, a Kilcreggan resident since 1984 when he arrived to work at Faslane. He retired in 2010.

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THE RESTORATION of a Rhu garden has led to it becoming a major summer visitor attraction in the West of Scotland.

HHT-Thornley-2-wGlenarn was built around 1850 and has belonged to only four families since then, but it is most noted for its extensive garden.

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THE JOYS of childhood holidays on the Rosneath Peninsula were shared at the Helensburgh Heritage Trust open meeting in the Civic Centre on Wednesday evening.

Describing life as a caravan holidaymaker as child and then adult was the chief executive of Argyll and Bute Council, Cleland Sneddon.

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INTERNATIONAL funding has enabled real progress in a project to restore a castle on Loch Lomond’s most northerly island.

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A LAY PREACHER who officiated at services in Helensburgh was not quite what he seemed.

John Henry Greatrex was a talented early photographer, but also a thief, convict, adulterer and forger, members heard at the final Helensburgh Heritage Trust open meeting of 2017.

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AN EXPERT in religious architecture provided a fascinating photographic tour of Helensburgh and district churches at the first open meeting of the Helensburgh Heritage Trust winter season in the Civic Centre on Wednesday September 27. 

HHT-Hume-27.09.17-wThe guest speaker — and photographer — was John R.Hume, Honorary Professor at the Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews.

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