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Ardencaple Castle and the Clan MacAulay

ONLY one tower of Helensburgh’s Ardencaple Castle now remains, but it is still a beacon which calls members of the Clan MacAulay from all over the world.

Most of the ancient castle was demolished in July 1959, but it is very close to the hearts of clan members no matter which variant of the spelling of their name they use.

Last Updated ( Monday, 13 November 2017 18:34 )

 

Malig (or Millig) Mill

ONE of the oldest relics of Helensburgh’s history can be found in Hermitage Park, at the rear of the Victoria Halls — yet surprisingly little is known about it.

It is the remains of the Millig Mill, a corn mill thought to have been in operation from the early 1700s, and known at that time as the Malig Mill. Helensburgh itself was alternatively known as Milnliggs, Malig, Millig or Milligs.

Last Updated ( Monday, 01 October 2012 15:47 )

Lightning strikes

THE best picture ever taken in the Helensburgh district of fork lightning striking was shot one very stormy night on July 26 1985.

The photographer was a 16 year-old graphic design student who was watching the storm and decided to record it for posterity.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 16:14 )

Historic Camis Eskan

ONE of Helensburgh’s most historic but least well known mansions, Camis Eskan, celebrated another milestone in 2004.

The first Camis Eskan, which is up the hill on the east side of Colgrain and has wonderful views over the Clyde, was built by the Dennistoun family who bought the estates of Colgrain in 1351. Their descendants lived there for 500 years.

Last Updated ( Monday, 26 April 2010 08:46 )

Calling a spade a relic

AN HISTORIC engraved ceremonial spade, dating back to November 22 1881, was returned to the area in 2007 and is now on display at Cove Burgh Hall.

It turned up at a meeting of old friends two decades ago, when Cove resident Maureen Purdie met up with friend Lyle Craig on the Isle of Arran.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 April 2010 16:55 )

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Second 2018 Open Meeting

Mackintosh-wThe second 2018 Open Meeting will be held at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday February 28. Bruce and Nicola Jamieson will tslk about developing the Mackintosh Club. Anyone interested most welcome.

Winter Talks

Wednesday January 31 — Mike Thornley: The Glenarn Garden

Wednesday February 28 — Bruce and Nicola Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club

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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