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Grants secure St Peter's future

A TOTAL of £4.2m in grants has secured the future of St Peter’s Seminary near Cardross, which is regarded as one of Europe’s greatest modernist buildings.

The Heritage Lottery Fund award will mark Scotland’s Year of Architecture, Innovation and Design, and aims to breathe new life into the derelict St Peter’s Seminary transforming it, and the estate surrounding it, into a unique arts venue and heritage destination.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 March 2016 14:53 )

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Baird Archive on display

GLASGOW  University is to host an event next month to display the John Logie Baird Archive materials it purchased last year.

It will be held on Thursday April 14 from 6-8pm in the Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre and is open to the public.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 April 2016 16:53 )

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Easter battle at Luss

A 17th century battle re-enactment will be held in Luss from 11am-5pm on Easter Saturday (March 26) and Sunday, together with a themed banquet at 6.30pm on the Saturday and ceilidh at the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel from 8pm, hosted by the Colquhoun family.

Organisers James and Jan Pearson said: "The banquet is not only a fundraising banquet for the new museum, but will launch the 'Friends of the Museum' campaign.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 March 2016 19:27 )

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Sad death of John Carslaw

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust records with great regret the death of John Carslaw on Thursday in North Berwick at the age of 96.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 March 2016 16:22 )

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Cove and Kilcreggan marks 150 years

A CELEBRATION of architecture will come to Kilcreggan this month, helping to celebrate the area’s history.

A six-day programme of events will mark the 150th anniversary of the Burgh of Cove and Kilcreggan, which ceased to have its own Town Council in 1975 following a reform of local government.

Last Updated ( Monday, 24 October 2016 16:10 )

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Gordon opens Civic Centre

HELENSBURGH and Lomond Civic Centre was officially opened on Tuesday March 1 by the town's British no.1 wheelchair tennis champion, Gordon Reid.

The East Clyde Street complex combines the old Clyde Street School, later the Clyde Community Education Centre, and new-build offices for some 140 Argyll ad Bute Council staff.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 March 2016 13:57 )

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2002 Baird film on Youtube

THE 2002 BBC documentary about Helensburgh TV inventor John Logie Baird is again available on Youtube.

For some years the film — directed by Jan Leman and owing much to work by the late Anthony Kamm — was available, but then it disappeared from the website.

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Final 2017 Open Meeting

David-Bruce-wThe final 2017 Open Meeting will be held at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on November 29. David Bruce will talk about the forger and photographer Greatrex. All 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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