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St Peter's funding now in place

WITH major funding now in place, construction works will begin at St Peter's at Cardross later this year.

Instead of attempting to turn back time and restore the building to its former glory, the NVA approach will accept the loss and ruination that has happened over the last 30 years as an important part of its story.

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 May 2017 13:03 )

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Author spoke at festival

HELENSBURGH author Polly Clark took part in the West Dunbartonshire Libraries Booked! Festival of Words this month.

Polly, whose debut novel 'Larchfield' was inspired by W.H.Auden’s time spent teaching at Larchfield, talked about the book on Wednesday May 10 at Alexandria Library.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 May 2017 17:25 )

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Where did Sister Annie go?

MYSTERY surrounds the fate of a brave and long-serving World War One nurse from Helensburgh.

Now the BBC want to find out more about Sister Annie McDonald Wright as part of a tribute to a young officer from Nottingham whom she nursed as he died from injuries sustained in battle.

Last Updated ( Monday, 01 May 2017 14:39 )

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Hill House hosted valuation day

THE Lomond & Argyll Decorative and Fine Art Society held an Antiques Valuation Day in the National Trust for Scotland's Hill House in Helensburgh on Saturday March 25.

There was a £10 charge for up to five items, with all proceeds going to Hill House.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 April 2017 10:41 )

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Descriptive panel at Fruin cairn

A DESCRIPTIVE panel has been erected by Helensburgh Heritage Trust beside the Battle of Glen Fruin cairn at the west end of the glen.

Sponsored by Luss Estates and prepared by Sarah Crome, the panel tells the story of the battle.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 March 2017 17:44 )

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Morar House restoration plan

HELENSBURGH and Lomond Chamber of Commerce is encouraging the restoration of Morar House — formerly Drumadoon — in Upper Colquhoun Street opposite Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:03 )

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Exhibition features local buildings

THE Anderson (Local Collection) Trust exhibition from January to June upstairs in Helensburgh Library on West King Street focuses on the built environment of Helensburgh and surrounding area.

This encompasses not only the well known architectural gems of the Victorian period, but also less significant buildings — reminders of a time when fishing and farming were the main occupations and travel was predominantly by ferry not by rail.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:01 )

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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 2017-18

  • Wednesday September 27 2017 — AGM; then Professor John Hume: History of local churches
  • Wednesday October 25 — Cleland Sneddon: Childhood holidays in Rosneath
  • Wednesday November 29 — David Bruce: Greatrex, Forger and Photographer

  • 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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