Events and meetings staged by the Trust.

1st Helensburgh BB centenary marked

THE CENTENARY of the 1st Helensburgh Boys Brigade the previous day was celebrated at the second open meeting of Helensburgh Heritage Trust’s winter season on Wednesday October 26.

The speaker in the Marriage Room at Helensburgh and District Civic Centre on East Clyde Street was Trust chairman the Rev David Clark, a former BB member who has extensively researched local BB history in preparation for the centenary.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 December 2016 12:59 )


William Leiper's story told

AN ICONIC figure of Helensburgh’s past was the topic at Helensburgh Heritage Trust’s first ever meeting at the former Clyde Street School on Wednesday September 28.

The Trust began the new session of 2016-17 winter open meetings in the Marriage Room at the new Helensburgh and District Civic Centre, with some sixty members and guests attending.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 29 October 2016 11:52 )


Burgh origins discussed

THE beginnings of the town of Helensburgh was discussed at Helensburgh Heritage Trust’s final winter open meeting of 2015-16 on Wednesday evening.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 02 April 2016 11:36 )


Researching the Vikings

THE STORY of a research project into Vengeful Vikings and restless rustlers on the isthmus between Arrochar and Tarbet was described to a packed Helensburgh Heritage Trust meeting at Helensburgh Tennis Club on Wednesday February 24.

In a talk entitled ‘Trowels and Tea Towels’, Fiona Jackson and Sue Furness spoke about the ongoing Hidden Heritage project begun in January 2013 and supported by Arrochar and Tarbet Community Development Trust.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 March 2016 16:52 )


Amazing life of 'Don Roberto'

THE amazing story of ‘Don Roberto’, who lived his later years at Ardoch, Cardross, was told to members of Helensburgh Heritage Trust on January 27 2016.

He was a Scottish politician, writer, journalist and adventurer — and a man of contradictions and paradoxes.

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 February 2016 17:24 )

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Final 2017-18 Open Meeting

Richard-Reeve-wThe final Open Meeting of  2017-18 will be held at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday March 28. Richard Reeve will present 'A Brief History of the Rosneath Peninsula'.

Winter Talks

Wednesday January 31 — Mike Thornley: The Glenarn Garden

Wednesday February 28 — Developing the Mackintosh Club: cancelled because of snow

Wednesday March 21 — Joint Meeting with the North Clyde Archaeological Society; Fiona Baker: Loch Lomond's Ellan Vhow and its Castle

Wednesday March 28 — Richard Reeve: A Brief History of the Rosneath Peninsula

 Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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