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Early days of the Kirk in the Square

THE EARLY days of the Kirk in the Square were outlined to members of Helensburgh Heritage Trust at their final open meeting of the winter season on Wednesday evening.

The speaker in Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre in East Clyde Street was a former minister of the kirk, the Rev David Clark, who is chairman of the Heritage Trust and who at short notice replaced a guest speaker struck down by food poisoning.

Last Updated ( Monday, 10 April 2017 15:51 )

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Roman Harbour discovered

MEMBERS of Helensburgh Heritage Trust found themselves with a different speaker and a different topic at their second open meeting of the year on Wednesday.

Originally they had been expecting Professor Dan Atkinson of Edinburgh-based Wessex Archaeology (Scotland) to talk on ‘The Samphire Project: Marine Archaeology on Wrecks around the Coasts of Argyll”.

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 March 2017 16:48 )

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The story of the Anderson Trust

HOW Helensburgh’s Anderson Trust Local Collection came into existence and how it has developed was described to Helensburgh Heritage Trust yesterday evening.

The speaker at the open meeting in the Marriage Room of Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre on East Clyde Street was Bill Anderson, the man who has led the project for 26 years.

Last Updated ( Friday, 24 February 2017 12:20 )

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Centuries of slates from Luss

THE STORY of the quarries which for centuries covered the entire hillsides above Luss was told to Helensburgh Heritage Trust on Wednesday November 30.

The speaker at the Trust’s final open meeting of 2016 in Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre in East Clyde Street was Ian MacEachern, whose family has lived at Aldochlay south of Luss for several generations.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 January 2017 18:02 )

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First 2018 Open Meeting

Mike-Thornley-wThe first 2018 Open Meeting will be held at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday January 31. Mike Thornley will talk about the Glenarn garden at Rhu. Anyone interested most welcome.

Winter Talks


  • Wednesday January 31 2018 — Mike Thornley: The Glenarn Garden
  • Wednesday February 28 — Bruce and Nicola Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club
  • Wednesday March 28 — Richard Reeve: A Brief History of the Rosneath Peninsula

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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