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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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K-13 tragedy centenary service

A SPECIAL ceremony was held at Faslane Cemetery today to honour 32 submariners who drowned 100 years ago in the K-13 submarine disaster in the Gareloch.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 29 January 2017 19:20 )

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Baird assistant dies at 104

AN APPRENTICE engineer with Helensburgh TV pioneer John Logie Baird died shortly before Christmas at the age of 104.

Andy Andrews was 14 years-old when he left school to work as an apprentice engineer with Baird, and a few days before his death he spoke to BBC News Oxford about his days with the inventor.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 January 2017 16:28 )

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Gordon becomes Freeman

HELENSBURGH Lawn Tennis Club was well represented at Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre yesterday afternoon as the Freedom of Argyll and Bute was conferred on world wheelchair tennis no.1 and Paralympic gold medalist Gordon Reid.

At a special meeting of Argyll and Bute Council in the Marriage Room at the Civic Centre in East Clyde Street — which Gordon officially opened earlier this year — the council leader, Dick Walsh, proposed the motion to make Gordon a Freeman, and this was seconded by Councillor Ellen Morton.He was then presented with a framed scroll, and a reception followed.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 January 2017 19:13 )

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St Peter's book launch

A NEW book about the NVA project at St Peter's Seminary, Cardross, will be launched at Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre in East Clyde Street on Thursday December 8.

A drinks reception will be held at 6.30pm, and will be followed by a talk by Angus Farquhar and Diane Watters. This event is free but ticketed, and very few tickets remain.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 December 2016 17:54 )

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Women in World War Two

HELP is wanted from Helensburgh and district people for a major project researching the role of local women in World War Two.

The West Dunbartonshire Women's History Group has received Sharing Heritage Lottery Funding for their new year-long project titled “The Changing Roles of West Dunbartonshire Women throughout the Second World War, 1939-45”.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 December 2016 19:11 )

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Next Open Meeting

Isger Vico SommerThe next Open Meeting will be on Wednesday February 22 at 7.30pm at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street. Isger Vico Sommer will speak about marine archaeology on wrecks in Argyll.

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 — Isger Vico Sommer: The Samphire Project — marine archaeology on wrecks around the coasts of Argyll
  • 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