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The Clan Colquhoun Society

THE centuries-old rallying call of the Clan Colquhoun called all Colquhouns and Septs (Cowan, Kirkpatrick, Kilpatrick and McLintock) to the Annual Clan Gathering at Luss from Friday July 25 until Monday July 28 2008.

It was the tenth anniversary gathering since the re-establiment of the Clan Colquhoun Society of the United Kingdom. The two previous attempts to establish the Clan Colquhoun Society, in 1896 and 1966, ended after a few months.

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 August 2010 16:47 )

 

50 Years of Helensburgh Orchestral Society

HELENSBURGH Orchestral Society marked a very special anniversary at its spring concert in March 2008.

Fifty years earlier, in the Victoria Halls on the evening of Tuesday 18 March 1958, the orchestra made its first public appearance. The programme that night included Grieg’s ‘Norwegian Dances’ as it did again at the golden jubilee concert.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 13:58 )

Helensburgh Scouting Today

ONE hundred years ago a Mr Lyle got together a patrol of local Helensburgh lads and formed the 1st Craigendoran Scouts.

It appears that this was quickly followed by groups from the middle of town and Larchfield School, and by the end of the First World War Helensburgh had a thriving Scout movement with both Scouts (aged 11-18) and the new Wolf Cubs (8-11).

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 December 2011 19:02 )

100 Years of Helensburgh Guides

HELENSBURGH and District’s Girl Guides marked the organisation’s centenary on Wednesday October 20 2010.

Princess Louise opened the first local Guide unit at Rosneath, and the Helensburgh guide HQ in John Street was opened in 1925 by Lady Baden Powell.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 November 2010 12:22 )

100 Years of Helensburgh Scouts

ONE of Helensburgh’s best known organisations, the Scout Movement, is now 100 years-old.

The Scout Association itself chose to celebrate its centenary in 2007, which was actually the centenary of the holding of an experimental camp on Brownsea Island, the largest of the islands in Poole Harbour, Dorset.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 December 2011 18:29 )

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Final Open Meeting

John Hume-wThe final Open Meeting of the season will be on Wednesday March 29 at 7.30pm at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh. Professor John Hume willl speak on the history of some West Dunbartonshire churches.

Winter Talks 2016-17

  • Wednesday September 28 2016 — Ewan Kennedy: The Leiper Legacy
  • Wednesday October 26 — The Rev David Clark: Helensburgh Boys Brigade Centenary
  • Wednesday November 30 — Ian MacEachern: The Luss Slate Quarries

  • Wednesday January 25 2017 — Bill Anderson: The Anderson (Local Collection) Trust
  • Wednesday February 22 — Dr Andrew Bicker: Recent Archaelogical Discoveries on the West Coast of Scotland
  • Wednesday March 29 — Professor John Hume: West Dunbartonshire Churches and their history

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, at 7.30pm prompt.

Charity Number

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation
SC024603