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Trust website milestone

A NEW milestone was reached by this Helensburgh Heritage Trust website this month — the four millionth content view hit.

The website was redesigned in July 2009, and since then it has had an amazing 4,056,000 visitors, each looking at an average of over three pages.

Last Updated ( Friday, 29 December 2017 19:05 )

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Heroes Centre opens in town

HELENSBURGH'S new Heroes Centre opened to the public today to celebrate the town’s past and give a taste of the project’s future.

Nine years after the idea was first proposed by Phil Worms, it became a concrete reality after a benefactor ‘literally fell out of the sky’.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:18 )

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Helensburgh Doors were open

A Doors Open Day was held in Helensburgh over the September 23-25 weekend.

Events included Guided Walks run by the Heritage Trust.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 02 December 2017 11:38 )

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Exhibition of minister's art

AN ART exhibition featuring the work of a former Helensburgh minister was held over the weekend of September 23-24 at his former church.

The Rev David Reid was minister in Old and St. Andrew's Church, now Helensburgh Parish Church, from 1973-85, and a retrospective exhibition of his work was held in the Helensburgh Parish Church Halls.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 September 2017 16:47 )

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Kayak challenge followed Comet route

A SUCCESSFUL charity sea kayak challenge last month followed the first part of the route of Henry Bell’s Comet 1 steamship from Port Glasgow to Blackmill Bay, Luing.

Douglas Hardie and his daughter Ione travelled 73.5 miles on Friday and Saturday July 21 and 22, despite a strong wind and occasional rain.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 August 2017 15:48 )

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St Peter's Doors Open

 

ST PETER'S Seminary at Cardross took part in Doors Open Day 2017, with walking tours of the building on September 23 and 24. All tickets were sold out.

An NVA spokesman said: "The idea was that people walk through the abandoned chapel, find a graffiti artists’ paradise, and try to imagine what life might have been like for the young men who lived here during the 1960s.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 September 2017 16:50 )

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Anderson Trust chairman dies suddenly

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust records with deep regret the sudden death on Thursday July 27 of Bill Anderson, chairman of the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust.

Bill, a retired solicitor who lived in Bridge of Allan, was a nephew of Nance Anderson MBE JP who donated her art collection to the burgh. He collapsed and died while on a family holiday at Melfort.

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 August 2017 12:58 )

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2018-19 Open Meetings

comet4A new programme of Winter Open Meetings for 2018-19 will begin at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday September 26. Details will be published when available.