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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 )

 

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 )

Handover ends bicentenary project

A SILHOUETTE of Henry Bell’s Comet which stands beside the car park of the Waitrose store at Colgrain was formally presented by Helensburgh Heritage Trust to the store on Wednesday August 31.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 September 2016 12:37 )

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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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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