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THE Helensburgh Heritage Trust website has four main areas containing nearly 1,600 articles. These include Latest News, Heritage items, Trust items, and the Photo Bright new future for CairndhuGallery, which can be accessed from the horizontal menu at the top of the home page and has 1,982 old pictures in 22 different galleries.


The main area of the site is Heritage, and the drop down menu shows different categories which each contain a number of articles. There are individual categories for Henry Bell and John Logie Baird. The Trust area can be accessed through the horizontal menu at the top of the page.

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Hopes of Baird biopic: new series to mark 100 years since world's first TV pictures

Bright new future for Cairndhu: developers refurbish historic seafront mansion

New plaque marks Deborah's birthplace: film star honoured on 100th anniversary of her birth

Last link with MAEE dies: Frances McLaren passed away at the age of 97

Fourth Boer War Clock found: awarded to Sergeant Daniel L.Porter

Ballad of Stooky Bill: poet imagines future of John Logie Baird's dummy

New coin marks John Logie Baird's death: Royal Mint released on January 1 a special 50 pence piece.

Town features in Spanish novel: author sought background from Heritage Trust

Burgh War Memorial website launched: details of the 206 WW1 casualties named on the cenotaph in Hermitage Park

Book tribute to Cove gardener: photographic portrait of Dr Jim Taggart

Glen Fruin in Chicago: golf club creates battle monument

Comet replica badly damaged: Inverclyde Council must decide on repairs

Third Boer War clock found: Canadian owner wants to return it to family

Childrens book about Baird published: review from US Schools Libraries Association

New details of Baird's TV research: technical article in American journal

New hope for old seminary: St Peter's gifted to educational trust

Updates for Helensburgh 2002 book: additions and corrections by editor Stewart Noble

Historic seafront mansion to become flats: new plans for Cairndhu

New Image Gallery milestone: 2,000th image uploaded

Final Open Meeting cancelled: the March 2020 Open Meeting has been cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis

2020 Anderson Trust exhibition: theme is music and art, writes Mary-Jane Selwood

World War Two DVD shown: featuring memories of people living in the area during the war shown to University of the Third Age members

Two Town Centre walks: staged by the Trust as part of the Helensburgh Winter Festival

Place names conference in Arrochar: looking at the origins of place names

On the street where you live: Sandy Kerr spoke about burgh street names

Scots diet in the menu: touring exhibition from National Library of Scotland

Trust members visited Yacht Club: club archivist showed yachting treasures

Australian seeks family history: looking for family in Kilcreggan area

Details of inventor wanted: Helensburgh man patented gramophone pickup

American find from early burgh cycling: silver medal found in New York

Heritage secretary honoured: lifetime achievement of Mary Haggarty

Concert marked D-Day 75th anniversary: Military Wives Choir and HMS Neptune Band perform

Research into Cenotaph WW1 Deaths: joint project by Friends of Hermitage Park and the Heritage Trust

Exhibition features Princess Louise: exhibition in Inveraray Castle open daily until October 31

Visit the Hill House Hub: two open mornings at Charles Rennie Mackintosh mansion

Burgh features in showbiz magazine: Stagedoor tells the story of Master Joe Petersen

Anderson Trust exhibition opens: local works on theme of 'Seasons'

Work starts on Hill House 'box': major project to protect Mackintosh mansion

WW1 exhibition now open: Civic Centre display marks centenary of Armistice

Artist looks at burgh's past: exhibition features 100 years of Helensburgh

Airship ace's story told: Argyll's Major J.G.Struthers featured in exhibition

Sad death of Anne Paterson Wallace: expert on Paterson family history

French honour for nonagenarian: Harry McAuley receives Croix de Guerre

Students recreate Baird TV: mechanical set will be used for demontrations

Artist couple's work on display: exhibition of work by Ted and Elizabeth Odlibg

New book dedicated to Baird: BBC publishes guide to Scottish made programmes

Art couple's work on show: new exhibition of work by Ted and Elizabeth Odling

New book features Baird Televisor: Glasgow Guide mentions Helensburgh

Improvements to Fruin cairn: better access to battle monument

Bleak future for St Peter's: arts company NVA to close in September

Heritage Walk at Glenarn: guided tour of Rhu garden

Arrochar paths leaflet launched: promoting walking and heritage

Not in the Exhibition!: Large painting too heavy for library wall

Book tells Trident story: ex-Commodore Clyde Eric Thompson tells of nuclear deterrent hstory

Academy seeks names for WW1 memorial: S4 pupils will visit the battle fields

Nautical theme for exhibition: Anderson (Local Collection) Trust paintings on show

Glasgow Boys works on show: exhibition at Dunfermline Carnegie Library

Long history of blaze hotel: Cameron House was family home for centuries

Trust website milestone: over four million visits to this page!

Heroes Centre opens in town: Sinclair Street base for long-running project

Helensburgh Doors Open next weekend: Details of Doors Open Day events and venues

Exhibition of minister's art: paintings by David Reid on sale.

Kayak challenge followed Comet route: Uganda fundraiser was tribute to Henry Bell

St Peter's tours in September: Seminary takes part in Doors Open Day

Anderson Trust director dies suddenly: Bill Anderson led Trust for 36 years

Sad death of Trust director: Jenny Sanders died suddenly on holiday

TV inventor's son interviewed: Professor Malcolm Baird discusses his father

Stencil workshop at Hill House: expert tuition at Charles Rennie Mackintosh mansion

Morven wins acting award: best TV actor in Sunday Herald Culture Awards

More MAEE Memorial unveiling pictures: photo gallery

MAEE Memorial unveiled: Trusts honour RAF Helensburgh and MAEE servicemen and women

Join St Peter's network: volunteers wanted to help develop former seminary for community use

Waverley season has started: historic paddle steamer is 70 years-old

St Peter's funding now in place: work will start at Cardross site later this year

Where did Sister Annie go?: search for information about World War One nurse

Hill House hosts valuation day: LADFAS organises fundraiser for National Trust mansion

Descriptive panel at Fruin cairn: details of 1603 battle

Morar House restoration plan: developers seek local helpers

Exhibition features local buildings: new Anderson Trust display in Helensburgh Library

K-13 tragedy centenary service: submariners gathered at Faslane Cemetery to pay respects

Baird worker dies at 104: Andy Andrews was 14 when he became an apprentice engineer

Gordon becomes a Freeman: Argyll and Bute honours wheelchair tennis star

St Peter's book launch: the story of 50 years

Women in World War Two: appeal for information

Ferry Inn for sale: mansion built for Princess Louise on market

Former Cairndhu organ to be restored: appeal from Cumbrian congregation

Talk on 1914-45 Clyde defence: joint meeting with North Clyde Archaelogical Society

New session — new venue: open meetings move to Civic Centre

Comet silhouette presented: bicentenary project ends at Waitrose

Burgh church restoration: £300,000 makeover for Helensburgh Parish Church

Cardross project wins award: Herald honours Hinterland

TV inventor's daughter died suddenly: Diana Richardson funeral details

Sudden death of Kenneth Crawford: Trust director and newsletter editor

Local archaelogical finds on show: relics discovered on Ben Bouie and at Millbrae, Rosneath

Find out more about St Peter's plan: information day in Cardross on June 29

Exhibition of Leiper's life and work: centenary of architect's death marked

Remembering the Battle of Jutland: weekend of events in Helensburgh

Search for family members: octogenarian seeks burgh relative

Actor brings home John Muir spirit: series of events mark US Parks Centennial

Holy Loch memories wanted: BBC to film nuclear subs documentary

St Peter's event was sold out: 8,000 attended Hinterland festival

Grants secure St Peter's future: Heritage Lottery fund helps former seminary

Baird Archive on display: open event at Glasgow University

Easter battle at Luss: two days of events launch 'Friends of Museum'

Sad death of John Carslaw: artist and an Anderson Trust founder trustee

Cove and Kilcreggan marks 150 years: five days of events at Kilcreggan

Gordon opens Civic Centre: wheelchair tennis star learnt to play in former Clyde CE Centre

Town walks during Festival: guided walks for NVA Hinterland event

Sad death of local historian: Pat Drayton was working on another book

Television is 90, by Malcolm Baird: inventor's son looks back

Baird TV anniversary marked: 90 years since Soho demonstration

Chairman steps down: Stewart Noble is succeeded by David Clark

Hermitage Park grant approved: Heritage Lottery Fund allocates £2.3 million for improvements

Landmark for talking newspaper: Headline Helensburgh reaches 40 years

Portkil clay pipe mystery: steam engine and paddle steamer on bowl

Baird in engineering Hall of Fame: inventor's son welcomes honour

St Peter's will be transformed: March launch at Cardross seminary

Grant to upgrade War Memorial: more good news for Hermitage Park restoration

Trust President on Radio: Professor Malcolm Baird interviewed about his father by Richard Holloway

Tree honours Queen's reign: Red Oak planted in Luss in September

Baird recording stays in UK: Glasgow University to acquire historic collection

Cove and Kilcreggan heritage leaflet: details of architecture on west side of Peninsula

Photo date mystery: celebrations at Helensburgh's Clydesdale Bank

World War One Roadshow visits Library: expert help in identifying memorabilia

Artist was retired teacher: Andrew Cranston painted Rosneath's Ferry Inn

Pupils gift work to Trust: paintings become part of Anderson Local Collection

Plaque honours Rangers founder: commemoration at Rosneath graveyard

Update on Kilmahew project: NVA keeps Cardross community up to date

History event at Garelochhead: looking back and helping Gibson Hall

Memorial campaign planned: Oxford to honour WW1 pilots who died at airfield

Rhu artist has solo exhibition: Mary Batchelor paintings on show in Clydebank

Artwork starts controversy: East Clyde Street artwork shows Lady Helen Sutherland

Luss grave marker to be restored: joint venture to clean Viking hogback stone

New panels on Sea Lochs Trail: Love Loch Lomond revives tourist route

Furniture appeal reaches target: Trust hopes to buy Hill House chair and lamp

STV reports on St Peter's: Trust honorary member interviewed

Options for Hermitage Park: three plans for £2 million refurbishment

TV news features St Peter's: News at Ten visits Cardross

Plea to find Leiper paintings: exhibition planned to mark centenary

Trust chairman on TV: Stewart Noble meets Michael Portillo

Trust buys Whitelaw Hamilton painting: third acquisition shows Loch Lomond from Glen Douglas

Clan museum opens in Luss: new attraction in historic village

New edition of 'Images': Anderson Trust publishes updated version

Appeal to buy Hill House furniture: National Trust needs £25,000

Revitalising St Peter's Seminary: creative design team appointed

Portrait gifted to Heritage Trust: Gregor Ian Smith painting will be displayed

Baird bust is back: restored to seafront after CHORD project

Public meeting on Kilmahew: discussing plans for seminary and woodlands

Argylls exhibition in Library: World War One display from September 21

Americans honour Baird: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers award for inventor

Who's that with Stewart Noble!: Trust chairman interviewed by Michael Portillo

James Kay paintings on sale: first Glasgow exhibition of Portincaple artist's work

Remembering World War One: new booklet from Arrochar, Tarbet, and Ardlui Heritage Group

Major boost for Hermitage Park: £2 million Lottery Fund grant for regeneration

Burgh featured in World War Two novel: Young girl searches for missing father

Help wanted with research: Craigellachie features in family history

Actress came home for Games: Morven Christie starred in opener

Engraving lent for exhibition: Anderson Trust work on show at Kirkcudbright

Sir Jackie is 75: motor racing ace has many Helensburgh connections

Aussie search for burgh forebears: engineer interested in McAuslan and Stirling families

Jean Petrie will be much missed: sad death of ex-Provost's wife

New director joins Trust: Alasdair Jamison co-opted to board

Kilmahew walk on Sunday: Alan Grey leads horticultural stroll

Historic theme at Festival: free entry to West Dunbartonshire Libraries events

Colquhouns gather in Luss in July: five day programme of clan events

West Highland Railway on film: link to a 1960 BBC film about the historic line

Free Hidden Heritage Conference: details of Viking research at Arrochar

Anderson Trust exhibition launched: writing related to paintings, and new acquisitions

Is this a Cardross class?: search for information about photograph

Librarian's new book on castles: restorations reviewed by Trust honorary member Mike Davis

Plaque to honour Baird: Heritage Trust nominated TV inventor

Forty years of photos in new book: outstanding images from Shandon photographer and film maker David Peat

Book on sale before exhibition: Anderson Trust art inspires writers

Trust chairman on radio: Stewart Noble on town centre walk with BBC's Mark Stephen

Trust claims victory in VC campaign: Cardross officer will be commemorated

TV features Maid of Loch: BBC1 Scotland looks at Loch Lomond

Parliament recognises Baird: motion marks 125th birthday of TV inventor

Trust backs local VC winner: campaign to include Lt Reginald Graham of Cardross in commemoration

Archaeological Society starts first season: new group organises talks and trips

New book on West Highland Line: local old photographs featured

History Hut opened at Waitrose site: temporary display of excavated bottles and pots

DVD tells Henry Bell Story: Trust produces educational aid for schools

TV features Baird home: Michael Buerk visits Linton Crescent in Hastings

Cardross garden talk postponed: Professor Stephen Daniels will speak in September

Tales of a Cardross family: new book about shipowner Claud Allan

Argylls painting visited burgh: newly commissioned work tours Argyll and Bute

Cronin classic on dvd: first twelve episodes of Dr Finlay's Casebook

All welcome at Tree Trust talk: invitation to hear trees expert speak

Trip and talk on West Highland Line: Trust directors will give illustrated presentation

Busy May for Viking project: Four excavations between Arrochar and Tarbet

Talk for railway enthusiasts: author Julian Holland speaks about his new book

Peninsula website under threat: long-running Rosneath site may have to close

Ailsa Tanner remembered: Anderson Trust exhibition features local artist

Audio event at Seminary: collage to be launched at St Peter's College, Cardross

Hidden Heritage Project update: Viking talk inspires Arrochar volunteers

Bid to form archaeological society: public meeting in Victoria Hall soon

Search for burgh rugby images: club history writer asks for help

Anderson Trust — the New Elizabethans: details of the latest exhibition in Helensburgh Library.

Hidden Heritage project starts soon: apply now for free research workshops

Plate sparked MacNicol mystery: pottery expert researches Annie Primrose MacNicol

Trust to research World War Two: Heritage Lottery grant to record memories

BBC featured MAEE memories: Frances McLaren recalls work at RAF Helensburgh

New steamers history launched: Andrew Clark tells of Clyde ships and people

Arrochar Vikings research project: Volunteers wanted for major study

400 pay tribute to John Johnston: Trust's company secretary will be much missed

Bottles project — helpers wanted: Fiona Baker plans excavation at Colgrain

Town church looked back: St Michael's weekend of history

50 years of Helensburgh rugby: club will celebrate in August 2013

Navy bell returns to town: ship's bell given to Sea Cadets

New book launched on steamers: '200 Years of Clyde Paddle Steamers'

Comet Bicentenary Events Timetable: what is happening in Helensburgh on Saturday August 4

Rhu artist's latest work on show: Islay exhibition of Mary Batchelor paintings

Search for history of portrait: purchaser looking for information

August 4 is Comet bicentenary big day: Programme for Helensburgh celebrations

Who were these MAEE staff?: Author Robin Bird seeks names for book

A.H.Turner work at auction: Kilcreggan artist painted boatyard

Nance Anderson — Collector: Her nephew, William Anderson, writes about her collections

New Baird book published: Douglas Brown gives new perspective on John Logie Baird

Who is this man?: Mystery of bust in the Heritage Room

Book honours artist couple: the story and work of Ted and Elizabeth Odling

£1million desk and chair on display: Mackintosh desk and chair reunited at Hill House

Arrochar painting on sale: 1875 view of Upper Morelaggan at Glasgow gallery

Trust displays its original paintings: exhibition focuses on original bequest

Antiques Roadshow seeks help: did anyone know Maud McLellan who taught the Queen to drive?

Burgh artists work on sale: Norah Neilson Gray, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, James Whitelaw Hamilton

Comet Bicentenary website launched: details of forthcoming events and historical features

Burgh writers contribute to new book: stories and poems from Clydebank Life Story Group

Historic tiles found in burgh pub: scenes from Sir Walter Scott's Waverley Novels

Information and images wanted: can you help the Heritage Trust?

New book on historic Loch Long yachts: Fiona Howard describes Jamie Bruce Lockhart's class history

Learn about Morlaggan excavations: double event in Arrochar in January

Kidston bandstand to be restored: architect designs 'planning gain'

Burgh's flying cat honoured: PDSA bravery award for Pyro of MAEE

Luss named as a city: village represents Scotland

Conroy study on sale: Glasgow exhibition features local works

Guthrie drawing found: work of art hidden in Rosneath cottage

Centenarian's history wanted: picture of Rosina Drew comes home

Search for Buchanan relatives: burgh woman emigrated to America in 1922

Hollywood stars visit Hill House: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie admire Macintosh mansion

National Trust eyes Baird's birthplace: The Lodge could join portfolio

Baird slideshow on BBC website: Iain Baird talks about his grandfather's work

Cronin back in focus: Professor Malcolm Baird reviews new biography of author

Cronin biography published: new book on Cardross-born creator of Dr Finlay's Casebook

Kay painting for sale: work by Portincaple artist in Glasgow exhibition

Baird relatives return for switchover: inventor's daughter and grandson help with publicity

Talk on railway heritage: invitation to Heritage Trust members

Artist's Mackintosh connection: Mary Batchelor's month of painting in France

New Anderson Trust exhibition: details of latest display in burgh library

Second dig at High Morlaggan: Invitation to take part in new research project

New book on Clyde piers: local piers were community lifeline 

Burgh actress in TV drama: Morven Christie in World War Two play

Artist's work exhibited in New York: Stephen Conroy featured for second time

TV book signed by Baird at auction: Oxfam shop find may fetch £1,000

Haiku exhibition at Helensburgh Library: based on book of Japanese poetry

Lectures on Luss history: six week series at Luss Church

Madeleine Smith mansion for sale: Invergare, Rhu, on property market

Ex-Lomond pupil exhibits in London: Kirsty Wither's fifth Mayfair solo exhibition

Fifty years of Blue Trains: exhibition opens in Glasgow

Morven in London production: Helensburgh-born actress in National Theatre cast

American historian visited Glen Fruin: ancestors emigrated to join Mormons

MAEE author researches in district: Robin Bird gathers material about RAF Helensburgh

New focus on Deborah Kerr: London film retrospective and new biography

Trust website research led to visit: Ohio couple trace local roots

Morven reads on radio: burgh-born actress on Radio 4 programme

Vote for John Logie Baird: Royal Mint seeks latest Great Briton

Blackie home in Rhu on sale: publisher's son lived in village

Glasgow Girls work on show: art exhibition in Kirkcudbright

Painting on sale online: eminent artist's work on offer on ebay

Book on local railways published: Stewart Noble tells of West Dunbartonshire's vanished railways

A useful perspective on John Logie Baird: Malcolm Baird reviews a new book by Dr Douglas Brown

New Anderson Trust exhibition: recently acquired paintings on display

Luss celebrates 1,500th anniversary: extensive programme honours St Kessog

Evening of historic film: Film Society hosts Scottish Screen Archive

New Baird book published: Dr Douglas Brown looks at TV inventor's work

TV film featured burgh man: Bobby Brown recalls 1967 Wembley triumph

Trust spotlights Comet bicentenary: meeting organised to consider celebrations

Panel monument to neglect: burgh tourist aid now useless

Two TV programmes on Baird: TV inventor featured in BBC programmes

Baird TV sets fetch high prices: historical technology auctioned at Bonhams

Baird home transformed: one flat remains in Bexhill development

Burgh writer's legacy: Brian D.Osborne's work donated to library

Guides will mark centenary: plea for photos from former guides

Bronze Age find at Cardross: Treasure Trove now at Kelvingrove

Book proceeds help charity: the story of Howden engineering raises cash for cancer charity

1937 Baird TV at auction: Bonhams in London to host sale of early sets

Brian's last book published: The story of the Home Guard in Scotland by Brian D.Osborne

Helensburgh in Sussex: new apartment blocks have Baird connection

Surprise discovery from old map: railway goods yard at Havelock Place

TV search for blitz survivors: Clydebank evacuees to Helensburgh 

Historic villa for sale: character property by John Honeyman

Concert tribute to music teacher: colleagues and pupils remembered Ronnie Walker

In Baird’s Footsteps: the making of a radio programme about John Logie Baird

Journey in Poetry: Norman Bissell reads some of his poetry

100 Years of Scouting: boys organisation centenary

Anderson Trust contrasts canvas and lens: new exhibition at library

Stephen Park wins OBE: GB’s Olympic sailing team manager honoured

Craigrownie Castle for sale: historic Cove and Kilcreggan building on market

Museum buys Baird receiver: National Museum of Scotland buys early wireless

Old book helps charity: first edition boosted burgh charity shop

Lee Bisset in Glasgow concert: local opera singer in city Christmas concert

John Logie Baird film announced: inventor's son helps proposed full length feature film

Search for oldest TV: inventor's grandson launches search for Scotland's oldest working set

Call for MAEE memorial: secret wartime establishment at Rhu should be remembered

Nan never forgot burgh: card brought joy to local woman in Canada

Clyde Centre for sale: Argyll and Bute Council put former school on market

Artist's details sought: Anderson Trust wants to learn more about Erskine Beveridge

Mobile Art Gallery visits town: exhibition about people's relationships with sea and coast

Villa on sale at million and a half: upper Helensburgh mansion by Leiper on sale

Death of librarian and author: sudden death of Brian D.Osborne

Death of Dr Anne Gray: long serving Heritage Trust secretary and founder member dies


The Arts

Short life of burgh theatre: infant town supported drama

Deborah Kerr and Helensburgh: film star's infancy in the town

Deborah Kerr — film star: potted history of the screen legend from Helensburgh

Deborah Kerr — her philosophy: film star gives insight into her character

Deborah Kerr's jewellery sold: burgh film star's gems under hammer at auction

Deborah Kerr's 'voice' seeks local roots: Marni Nixon had connections with burgh

Star's brother was journalist: tragic end to life of Deborah Kerr's young brother

Jack Buchanan — The Entertainer: multi-talented film star and director from Helensburgh

Stars should be treasured: no memorials for Deborah Kerr and Jack Buchanan

John Clyde — Scotland’s first film star: leading stage actor and Scotland's first film star

Andy Clyde — film and TV star: brilliant Hollywood character actor and star of Westerns

David Clyde — stage and film actor: successful career on stage and in film

Jean Clyde — stage actress: worldwide stage fame of John Clyde's daughter

James Bridie regretted burgh move: — playwright liked visiting but not living in the area

Tragic story of talented actress: fame had high price for Mary Ure

Burgh actor man of many talents: Jimmy Copeland wrote stories, poems and songs

Top comedian loved burgh home: Lex McLean was Glasgow's favourite

Blind organist was outstanding musician: James MacTaggart founded the Dorian Choir

Jimmy Logan — showbiz legend: famous actor and comedian was Trust's first president

Logan tribute to Lauder revived: 'play with tunes' at Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Singer took name of home: the Glenda Mallon story

Uncle's tales inspired local history: story of 'A Nonogenarian's Reminiscences of Garelochside and Helensburgh'

Ettrick Shepherd a guest at Loch Sloy: James Hogg was on way to Inveraray Castle

Helen MacInnes — world famous author of spy tales: former Hermitage School pupil wrote 21 novels

Prolific journalist and author: J.J.Bell created 'Wee Macgreegor'

Popular author had links with burgh: George Blake helped Scottish fiction evolve

Love of outdoors inspired writer: Campbell Steven wrote for Scottish Field for 40 years

Film-maker loved people: Shandon man David Peat won many awards

Drama was hot off the Press!: burgh man directed hit TV series

Morven heads for stardom: burgh-born actress makes name in theatre, TV and film

Morven becoming the face of TV drama: actress outstanding in BBC series

TV drama series features burgh actress: another milestone for Georgie Glen

Canadian playwright born in burgh: Elsie Park Gowan created distinctive drama

Minister sponsored Luss farm poet: John Walker had not intended his poems to be published

Bakery boss wrote topical verse: James Hunter ran town centre shop

Poems recall the past in Cardross: best known village poet was Frances Porter Stoddard Murray

19th century Gareloch poem: written by Professor John Stuart Blackie

Poems published as tribute: Rhu man had wife's verses printed

Peninsula sisters found art fame: Doris and Anna Zinkeisen had similar careers

Victorian writer set stories in Rosneath: Margaret Oliphant loved visits to peninsula

Famous artist worked on Airships: early life of Sir William Russell Flint

Tribute to outstanding musician and teacher: colleague and pupils remember Ronnie Walker

Railwayman inspiration to artists: Charlie Taylor started two art groups

New era for Mackintosh gallery: plan to restore former Comservative Club

Renowned artist almost a Glasgow Boy: busy life of James Whitelaw Hamilton

Leader of the Glasgow Boys: Sir James Guthrie had Rhu home

Rhu artist had several talents: busy life of Charles Blatherwick

Lady artists ran classes: two Paris-trained friends taught in town from 1890-1906

Artist earned London fame: John Lavery was a Glasgow Boy

Royal tutor loved burgh: William Leighton Leitch painted seafront views

Did Rhu artist paint portrait?: A.S.Hartrick and portrait of a young girl

Architect who designed burgh: William Spence planned grid pattern

Leiper — Byword for excellence: Noted architect lived and worked in burgh

Architect built school and Cenotaph: life and work of A.N.Paterson

Architect had delicate touch: Robert Wemyss designed many burgh buildings

Maggie Hamilton — artist and mother: A.N.Paterson's wife was painter and embroideress

Search for work by Maggie Hamilton: Dr Joanna Meacock writes about the artist

Yacht painting mystery solved: which steam yacht did artist paint?

Anderson Trust bought Gareloch painting: Trust contrasts paintings of loch

Anderson Trust cards on sale: Trust launches set of three cards of paintings in collection

Portrait of artist very significant: Mary-Jane Selwood writes about Maggie Hamilton

Is second painting artist's copy or fake?: Controversy over Raeburn portrait of Rosneath lady

Glasgow Girl painting hard to acquire: Bessie MacNicol portrait changes hands

Insurance broker was art donor: burgh man gave Crawhall paintings

Art educator was talented artist: Sir Harry Jefferson Barnes was director of Glasgow School of Art

Shipbreaker loved painting sea scenes: Mary-Jane Selwood writes about Arthur H.Turner

Village art couple acclaimed: Cardross artists James Spence and Anda Paterson

Weather fascinates burgh artist: Julia Gurney loves painting west coast of Scotland

Leading singer came home: Lorna Anderson is leading classical singer

Folk singer researches Burns: Kirsten Easdale traces Bard's journey

Opera singer sang with stars: Daniel McCoshan's journey from burgh to Royal Opera House

A lifetime of jazz: the story of Portincaple singer Fionna Duncan

Early start to fiddle career: traditional musician Eilidh Steel started young

Autobiography like no other: the astonishing story of Katharine Liston DStJ

Reporter specialises in TV scoops: Sam Poling programme shocks Police Scotland

Film director wins BAFTA: triumph for Garelochhead's Kenneth Glenaan

Fiona stars as dying killer: former Rosneath girl is top TV actress

From farm to West End stage: Jim Sturgeon's dramatic career change

Portincaple was artist's retreat: world renowned painter lived in village

Art world mourns burgh artist: Bill Wright inspired others to paint

Landscape artist's work in demand: Rhu's Mary Batchelor earns commercial success

Rhu artist 's work highly prized: Vicki Hopkinson's paintings sell well in United States

Landscape artist was prolific: teacher was an Art Club founder member

Painting found at old mill: burgh artist's work found in old furniture store

Search for Auden poems: American professor seeks poems written in Helensburgh

Larchfield setting for novel: Polly Clark links Auden with fictional modern poet

Old Burgh manuscript found: James Brown unearthed relic of days gone by

Jungle epic written in Cardross: James S.Rand wrote best sellers in village

Teachers set up theatre: burgh men started Dumbarton People's Theatre

Sir James George Frazer — anthropologist and author: important thinker brought up in town

Rosa Templeton — a lifetime of art: watercolourist lived all her life in burgh

A.J.Cronin — The Casebook: 'Dr Finlay' author born in Cardross

Cronin's masterpiece written 80 years ago: first novel deserves rediscovery

Politician, computer expert and author: the many talents of John McNeil

Sir James Colquhoun's wedding casket: burgh presented casket to laird as wedding gift

Gregor Ian Smith — artist: potted history, written by his son Campbell

Gregor Ian Smith — 75 minute portrait: Jon Peaty's painting marked centenary of birth

Gregor Ian Smith's missing work: caricature of headmaster John Widdowson is lost

David MacDonald — film director: burgh-born, Hollywood-trained, director of film thrillers

Lee Bisset — opera singer: former Lomond School pupil is highly rated opera and concert singer

Martin Smith — short film BAFTA winner: former Hermitage Academy pupil wins Russell Hunter award

Mary O'Rourke was Master Joe: burgh girl starred as 'boy' singer

Music hall singer died young: the story of Joe O'Rourke, brother of Mary

Ros Lane — actress, teacher, businesswoman: from professional actress to bookshop owner

Terry Lane — book I had to write: biography of small theatre movement doyen Stephen Joseph

Terry Lane — second drama history: story of Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre by one of its founders

Raeburn painting sold in America: portrait of Mrs Mary Smith of Rosneath Castle fetches $40,000

Norah Neilson Gray — Glasgow Girl: leading burgh artist's painting displayed in library

Talent ran in family: Evelyn Carslaw and her son John both noted artists

Tom Vaughan — film director: from child actor to video and feature film director

Emilio Coia's portrait of John Logie Baird: original lost in St Bride's fire

Ailsa Tanner — artist and researcher: burgh painter was also art historian

Man of action — and art: Robert Barbour painted submarines

Brian Osborne — librarian and author: major contribution to local history research

John Quigley — whisky novelist: Garelochhead man wrote whisky industry epics

Neil Munro — novelist, poet, journalist: Para Handy author was leading newspaperman

Burgh man photographed the stars: travelling exhibition honour pop photographer Harry Papadopolous

Tom Gallacher — playwright and author: former draughtsman and reporter became top playwright

Folklore passion awakened at St Bride's: young American became Scottish oral traditions expert

Life's work in Gaelic folklore: Margaret Fay Shaw photo collection to be digitised

The Blind Piper from Rhu: Archie McNeill became legendary in world of piping

Two leading pipers had Empress link: Murdo MacDonald and Archie McNeill both taught on training ship

More to a book than its cover: historic book found in Oxfam shop


A selection of books about local subjects or by local authors.


Robert Napier — father of Clyde shipbuilding: life of world famous Shandon engineer

Turkish baths at Shandon: Napier's home became a hydropathic hotel

Second owners of the Queen's Hotel: family who succeeded Mr and Mrs Henry Bell

Gaps in hotel history: more detail wanted on Queen's Hotel ownership

Town's oldest hotel closes: Imperial Hotel was originally Tontine Hotel

Slates amidst the Bracken: story of an old Scottish slate quarry at Luss

First photographer was 'Madeleine' trial witness: William Young's unusual claim to fame

Provost was photography pioneer: details of John Stuart and other early photographers

Waldie's story began in 1820s: garage firm family business for many years

Burgh editor began press dynasty: Dr James Hedderwick founded the Evening Citizen

Villager was prominent shipowner: the story of the Allan family of Cardross

All roads led to Carman Cattle Fair: one of the most important sales of cattle in Scotland

Stirring time for Tea: the story of Helensburgh-born tea planter Thomas McMeekin

Puffers vital to remote communities: Alastair McIntyre charts the history of the wee Clyde vessels

Travelling circuses came to burgh: Alastair McIntyre describes a popular tradition

Shop played huge part in town life: the story of Macneur and Bryden Ltd.

Burgh Co-op has long history: longest serving retail business of its kind

Tributes paid to ski pioneer: Philip Rankin set up Glencoe ski area

Shandon man a founder of Japanese shipping: extraordinary career of Albert Richard Brown

Modern Shandon shipbuilding boss: the many achievements of Sir Bob Easton

Poignant anniversary for new MD: Iain McAulay's gratitude to his late brother

Top fashion executive launches business: colourful career of Kim Winser OBE

Video games led to career in innovation: Luke Dicken is expert in developing games

Lucy takes fashion into online gaming: former magazine editor in new venture

The famous Baird Undersocks: John Logie Baird's first business

Print v Television — From Baird to McLuhan: Professor Malcolm Baird explores the relationship

Dispelling a stereotype: Professor Malcolm Baird reviews new book by Dr Douglas Brown

Baird achieves colour TV: 80 years anniversary marked in 2008

Another Baird in business: inventor's sister sold polish

Burgh man was wireless pioneer: amazing career with Marconi of Andrew Gray

Helensburgh Penny Savings Bank: early banking in the burgh

Pioneer of the gas industry: David Fulton was also golfing stalwart

Designer made Silvers yard world famous: John Bain is still revered today

Artist's son was seaplane pioneer: Thomas W.B.Guthrie offered passenger trips

From Hermitage to millions: Richard Tait founded board games giant in America

Burgh man is Chief Boombang at Starbucks: 2021 update in Richard Tait's stellar career

Teacher inspired innovator architect: the story of Danny Campbell and his blue bricks

Burgh boy founded photographic dynasty: Thomas Mathewson was hailed in Queensland

Grandson tells Thomas Mathewson story: detailed article by author of family history

Business leader and charity founder: Douglas Hume ran famous engineering firm

Burgh's whisky tradition: distillery in East Argyle Street

The Clyde family shops: the other side of the showbusiness dynasty

Burgh man was shipowner: trading with India by sailing ship

Temperance hotels were popular: many later wanted licences

Introduction of sheep to Loch Lomond: early agriculture at Luss

Helensburgh's sparkling history: the era of soft drink manufacture in Helensburgh

Brothers began lemonade industry: Comrie brothers built burgh factory

Sparkling episode in burgh history: the story of lemonade manufacturer James A.Reid

La Scala saved: old cinema becomes John Logie Baird theme pub

The original Helensburgh Advertiser: weekly free newspaper launched in 1891

The second Helensburgh Advertiser: story of the town's weekly newspaper

Sorry end for royal yacht: Victoria and Albert broken up at Shipbreaking Industries

Sixty years of Advertiser photos: celebrating the work of cameramen and women on the paper's staff

From lemonade to cars and antiques: East King Street building had several uses

Americans built oil terminal: sixty year history of Finnart piers and pipelines

The story of Helensburgh's water supply: first thought of by Henry Bell

Cove's early start on water supply: only 15 years after gaining burgh status

Villages had separate water supplies: for some a long wait


Municipal and Church Schools: Stewart Noble researched local schools

Story of historic Rosneath School: Alistair McIntyre looks at peninsula education

Bookshop find led to research: Grant Street School was first

Rhu teacher murdered by debtor: John Arroll was a money lender

Unusual start for Glen Fruin school: donor gave funds in bequest

Joys of being barefoot: Willie Hamilton's 'Memories of a Country Boy'

Glen school was heart of community: a history of Glen Douglas School by a former pupil

Hard life on Gareloch training ships: the story of the Cumberland and the Empress

Remembering Fallen of training ships: boys and staff buried at Rhu and Helensburgh

Empress boy became Cumberland teacher: James McDonald links the training ships

Princess presented Cumberland prizes: Princess Louise on Gareloch training ship

Life on the Gareloch training ships: by William B.Black of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society

The Gareloch's forgotten training ship: David Pritchard writes about the unfortunate Vivid

Helensburgh's first schools: investigation into when town education began

The Ragged School: early education in the burgh

History and memories of Glenmallan School: background, and recollections from former pupils

W.H.Auden — Larchfield teacher: famous poet taught in burgh for two years

Miss Ottman's School: Sheriff recalls his time at burgh nursery school

Search for Auden poems: American professor seeks poems written in Helensburgh

Hermitage School song: successful search for words and music

Ex-Head tells of three generations: autobiography and biography by David Arthur MBE

Henry Bell & The Comet

The Helensburgh-related articles which were published on the Comet 2012 website can be read here.

John Logie Baird

A collection of articles about the Helensburgh-born TV inventor, including several by his son, Professor Malcolm Baird, who is president of Helensburgh Heritage Trust.


Helensburgh's Victoria Cross winner: County Councillor was World War One hero

Permanent memorial to VC winner: plaque unveiled outside former home

The Battle of Glen Fruin 1603: Brian Osborne's account of the famous battle

The Battle of Glen Fruin 1603: Stewart Noble's account of the famous battle

The Battle of Glen Fruin — MacGregor perspective: by Peter Lawrie of the Clan Gregor Society

English soldiers built Fruin monument: Battle of Glen Fruin memorial

Burgh man was American Civil War hero: emigrant from Helensburgh won Medal of Honour

American Civil War hero tells his story: interview from 1895 newspaper

Boer War soldiers given clocks: Provost's reward for service in South Africa

Boer War soldier became Pipe Major: details wanted about William McKinlay

King's tribute to Boer War veteran: Maxwell Gillatt had military career

The 22 Boer War heroes: newspaper supplement shows those who received clocks

Soldier's gift to rugby club: Boer War veteran presented decanter collar

Future PM lost two sons in six months: tragic year for Andrew Bonar Law

Burgh hosts Jutland centenary event: World War One naval battle to be commemorated

Famous Field Marshal had burgh links: relatives of Earl Roberts lived in Helensburgh

Marching off to World War One: local involvement in the 'Great War'

Two families at war: information wanted about the Nicholson and Law families

First Argyll to die in Flanders: many tributes to Lance-Sergeant George Mackay

Burgh man first wounded Argyll: Sergeant Adam Paton later reached rank of Major

9th Argylls at Ypres — A Soldier's Tale: graphic account by the Rev Charles Warr

Officer married after his death: court declaration of marriage

Officer died after No Man's Land patrol: Lieutenant had 20 years service

High praise for Cove officer: great grandson of founder of Teachers Whisky

WW1 nurse died from meningitis: sudden death of Acting Sister Helena Cole

Officer killed when HMS Hood exploded: Jack Brownrigg was career naval officer

WW2 stewardess named on Burgh Cenotaph: Janet Todd presumed drowned when liner was sunk

Chaplain died when hospital ship sank: burgh-born priest on torpedoed vessel

Hero's name added to war memorial: tribute from Glasgow University

Cardross soldier honoured by village: Angus McPherson had outstanding service record

Cardross Captain killed by shell: former shipbuilder much respected by workers

Provost's son died in WW1 rail disaster: Quintinshill crash was Britain's worst ever

Train crash inspired villager to volunteer: Cardross man killed in trench

Captain died weeks after winning MC: nephew of Lord Strathclyde killed when bomb exploded

Sergeant won Miltary Medal twice: bravery at Flanders

Factor's triplet son died in crash: pilot killed in flying accident

Volunteers became Garrison Artillery: well known local men in local corps

Captain died of infected wounds: Kidston family member lost life in hospital

She survived Lusitania sinking: Grace French spent later years in Burgh

First World War fighter ace: burgh man shot down 39 aircraft

Officer died from dogfight wounds: father officiated at Cenotaph unveiling

Rugby tribute to burgh pilot: RFC cap to be displayed at Twickenham

Gallant pilot ran out of luck: flying ace had six aerial victories

Air ace retired to Kilcreggan: brave pilot became Group Captain

Burgh pilot lost life on Ruhr raid: Johnny Hubbard shot down on return journey

Soldier died after nine days in France: 19 year-old burgh man's body never found

Villagers chaired VC hero: Cardross welcomed home Major Robert Graham

Second village VC winner remembered: tribute to Lieutenant Colonel William Herbert Anderson

The bombing of Kirkton Farm: farmer told of 1941 night of horror

Ypres hero earned respect of Argylls: Major Christie's deeds of valour

Shandon minister lost both sons: soldier and airman killed in France

Two officers killed in eight days: tributes to both at St Michael's Church

Village hero died at Passchendaele: Garelochhead man won Military Cross

Local hero became war hero: Robert Martin saved lives, then died over Flanders

Soldier was deserter — then hero: two brothers killed in WW1

Memory honoured in two countries: Corporal Ian Stewart Campbell remembered in Australia

Gareloch was WW1 seaplane base: Robin Bird tells of MAEE's predecessor

Janitor praised by Kitchener: long serving burgh soldier died on Western Front

Rhu man died in World War One attack: teacher had earlier been torpedoed

Brave WW1 nurse reached top of profession: Catherine Roy spent later years in burgh

Lochside officer earned CBE for WW1 service: colourful life of Charles Brooman-White

Ex-Eton villager succumbed to wounds: Ronald Brooman-White died at Ypres

Military hospital in park: the story of Hermitage House in World War One

Villagers hosted Belgian refugees: historical society seeks more details

Devoted doctor died at sea: strain told on Major William Smith Sinclair

How Helensburgh ended the 1914-18 war: research by David Clark for a talk at a Heritage Trust open meeting

Burgh nurse remembered in Slovakia: Margaret McCallum's grave lovingly tended

Dunkirk survivor died days later: burgh soldier died in Cornwall bombing

Jack helped find sunk sub: Peninsula man worked with underwater television

Brave RSM retired to Colgrain: Argylls soldier was legendary figure

Burgh naval officer was key figure at Faslane: Ernest Turner helped prepare for Polaris

Villager torpedoed twice and lived: Garelochhead man's double ordeal

Endurance after ship torpedoed: burgh man spent two weeks in lifeboat

Burgh woman was Bletchley code breaker: Betty Balfour used the Enigma machine

Ex-St Bride's girl was intelligence officer: Caroline Chojecki became Soviet expert

Burgh cook never recovered from sinking: Athenia was first World War Two ship to be torpedoed

Submarine war hero: burgh man was World War Two ace skipper and serial escaper

'Mad Jack' was soldier hero: the amazing story of Jack Churchill

Why was Cardross blitzed?: It could have been mistaken identity

Memories of Cardross bombing: night of terror for ten year-old girl

Memories of the Cardross Blitz: Archie McIntyre recalls night of bombing

Cardross man describes night of bombing: memories of William Camlin

Naval hero became Baron of Kilmahew: colourful career of Cardross boy

Shandon man was midget sub hero: Adam Bergius DSC went on to become whisky chairman

Burgh man made deepest submarine escape: record for unaided ascent from stricken sub

Burgh man captured 'death boat': Nazi weapon exploded while being towed

Gallant Major won MC twice: Harry Morton's fearless and determined leadership

Rugby star died when ship torpedoed: Burgh medic played for England

The other John Muir's walk: prisoner of war died in captivity

Posthumous award to navy hero: Arctic Star awarded to Lt Cdr Allan Miller DSC

Burgh man honoured for gallantry: United Nations workers escaped in Sierra Leone in 2001

Rosneath Naval Base 1941-45: Dennis Royal tells of the American war effort on the peninsula

How D-Day was reported in Helensburgh: extracts from the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times

Spy who came to fish: the extraordinary story of a World War One German spy caught at Tarbet

Sequel to Spy who came to fish: relative brings story up to date

K13 Submarine Disaster — part one: Submariners Association account of 1917 accident

K13 Submarine Disaster — part two: account of accident printed in the Times

K13 Submarine Disaster — part three: account from a 1952 Lithgow Group magazine, with sketches

K13 Submarine Disaster — part four: a diver's account of the rescue operation

World War One air ace died in crash: tragic loss of burgh man Captain George Thomson, DSO, MC

Sniper killed burgh naval officer: nephew of future Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law

Pilot paralysed after crash: photo led to tragic World War One tale

Luss man died in World War One explosion: victim of world's worst pre-nuclear explosion

French hero made home in burgh: shy commando won many honours

Helensburgh Drill Hall: long history of now demolished East Princes Street building

1939 — the war starts: Town Council information and statistics

Hermitage School 1939-45 Memorial: illustration which hung in East Argyle Street school

Gunner's body never found: burgh airman lost in 1941 accident

Gallant pilot shot down four aircraft: Rob Henderson DFC lost life on 1945 mission

Burgh airman shot down: Campbell Lowrie died when plane was shot down over France in 1944

Tribute to airmen presented: survivor's son gifts picture to French Mayor

Squadron Leader died in crash: World War Two accident in Australia

Mystery of airman's death: Cardross man died in World War Two mid-air collision

WW2 Flying Ace reached high rank: career of Air Commodore Bill Pitt-Brown

Arrochar butcher was German prisoner: Jock Bell captured after bombing mission

Burgh pilot died in crash: Hurricane pilot killed in 1944 accident

Injured stoker shot at in sea: Peter Mackie died from his injuries

Captain died in final ship torpedoed: tragic end to last convoy

War hero cared for elderly: tributes to Colonel Archibald MacConnell

Five survived 'Death Railway': the moving story of prisoner of war Neilly McGinley and his comrades

20 died in 1949 air tragedy: B-29 bomber crashed in Argyll

Banker survived Lancastria sinking: 1940 maritime disaster which cost 4,000 lives

Hotelier's escape ended in Vienna cafe: Norman Drummond so close to Stalag freedom

Royal links throughout naval career: colourful life of Admiral Sir Angus Cunninghame Graham 

Burgh resident receives Arctic Star: Tom Burke undertook 'worst journey in world'

Burgh Wren was code-breaker: Agnes McGee, sister of Tom Burke, served in Ceylon

Former Wrens celebrate centenary: local WRNS personnel look back

Mystery of naval officer's disappearance: was it another Gareloch tragedy?

World War Two experiments at Rhu: story of top secret Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment (MAEE)

MAEE tested Dambusters bombs: 75th anniversary of famous bombing raid (MAEE)

Catalinas tested at Rhu: every aircraft has a story to tell (MAEE)

Pilot Dana made aviation history: pioneering first ferry flight (MAEE)

Crash victims benefit from wartime research: technique used in 2009 ditchings (MAEE)

Heinkels flew to 'Little Norway': Pilot Haken Offerdal escaped to Gareloch (MAEE)

Rhu Heinkel was attacked: how German aircraft flew from Gareloch (MAEE)

Norwegian sees where MAEE dad worked: Hans Strandrud Snr was air mechanic (MAEE)

Captured German seaplane sank: Arado crash-landed at Rhu in 1940 (MAEE)

Seven died in Faslane seaplane crash: World War Two flying boat hit Faslane hillside (MAEE)

Walrus seaplane crashed at Rhu: lives lost as seaplane landed on Gareloch in World War Two (MAEE)

Bleak Gareloch Christmas: cold winter at Rhu aircraft experimental establishment (MAEE)

Voo-Doo glider mission not repeated: towed from Canada to the Clyde

Burgh MAEE man escaped from sunk sub: Duncan Gay became research engineer (MAEE)

Winter fatal for MAEE aircrew: hazards of experimental flying (MAEE)

70 years since battle climax: research changed anti-submarine warfare (MAEE)

Secret research in Glen Fruin: tank used for hydro ballistic research (MAEE)

New book on secret air force: Robin Bird close to publication of second book (MAEE)

Radio operator posted to MAEE: tales of life at lochside establishment (MAEE)

Bid to hide flying boat in fjord failed: Cabot destroyed on Norway mission (MAEE)

Did Duke visit RAF Helensburgh?: Duchess of Kent visited Rhu, but did Duke? (MAEE)

Bouncing bombs research in burgh: Barnes Wallis trialled bombs for Tirpitz attack (MAEE)

Highball bombs raised from loch: Dr Iain Murray sees dream come true (MAEE)

RAF Helensburgh battled Tirpitz: how MAEE was involved in attacking battleship (MAEE)

District home to World War Two boffins: where MAEE staff lived and worked during war (MAEE)

Prestwick was part of RAF Helensburgh: aircrew and land planes at Ayrshire town (MAEE)

Rhu's Spitfires on floats: leading pilot in charge of testing (MAEE)

Sunderlands tested at Rhu: built by Blackburn Aircraft Company at Dumbarton (MAEE)

Aircrew relaxed afloat: messing about in boats on Gareloch (MAEE)

Top secret mission left from Rhu: British secrets flown to America (MAEE)

MAEE research still of interest: book and scientific paper feature RAF Helensburgh (MAEE)

Memories of MAEE Air Sea Rescue: Eric Haynes recalls variety of vessels (MAEE)

MAEE's Very Important Pussycat: flying kitten Pyro to be honoured (MAEE)

MAEE led battle to trace U-Boats: son learns story of Bill Simmons (MAEE)

MAEE conducted jet seaplane research: models tested in Glen Fruin and at Skating Pond (MAEE)

Liner just missed MAEE dinghy: narrow escape testing lifeboat (MAEE)

Doubt cast on WW2 crash cause: ice might not have been to blame (MAEE)

Churchill's Catalinas modified at Rhu: hazardous Atlantic flights

Rhu flight ended in tragedy: Catalina crashed near Oban (MAEE)

Last Stranraer flying boat at RAF Helensburgh: Wrecked at Loch Ness in 1942 (MAEE)

Rhu's classic flying boats: Golden Hind was first of three G class (MAEE)

Rhu Mission to Moscow: Sir Stafford Cripps flown to meet Stalin (MAEE)

Still more MAEE stories to be told: author still hopes to hear more accounts (MAEE)

Cupid also served at MAEE Rhu: personal stories of wartime establishment (MAEE)

MAEE Corporal became serial killer: Gordon Cummins was 'Blackout Ripper' (MAEE)

MAEE makes merry at Christmas: including the menu for a festive feast (MAEE)

Hogmanay toast to Johnnie Walker!: name given to self-roaming bomb (MAEE)

MAEE faced winter problems: previously unpublished anecdotes of RAF Helensburgh (MAEE)

Three died in prototype crash: Dumbarton-built B-20 had retractable floats (MAEE)

Glen Fruin's Little Secret: a short history of AHBRE Glen Fruin, by David Norman (MAEE)

Remembrance tribute to MAEE: Poppy Cross placed at Rhu War Memorial (MAEE)

Remembering the MAEE fallen: Poppy Cross placed at Kidston Park Memorial (MAEE)

Rhu boffins reached for the stars: experts went on to greater things (MAEE)

Lest we forget MAEE: Len Townend's death revived call for memorial (MAEE)

Concorde pioneer began career at Rhu: Sir James Hamilton started at RAF Helensburgh (MAEE)

Seaplane model recalled accident: Former Norwegian aircraft crashed (MAEE)

Helensburgh is focus for WW2 research: Arthur Davis served at Rhu (MAEE)

Seaplane used in vital research: story of Shorts Sunderland protoype (MAEE)

Battleship was in two world wars: Courbet used at D-Day (MAEE)

Lives lost in final MAEE trials: RAF Helensburgh worked on Barnes Wallis bombs (MAEE)

Ups and Downs of the Home Guard: Bob Bird's memories and a fatal crash (MAEE)

Wartime secrets emerge for family: David Pike learns about his grandfather

Ashes cricket has burgh link: Rhu-based pilot managed Aussie squad (MAEE)

Seaplanes dropped beside Rock: research into 'the flying coffin' (MAEE)

Commando units trained in district: secret army force in secret air force (MAEE)

Art was used in MAEE reports: artist Alfred Nixon Moores served at RAF Helensburgh(MAEE)

MAEE scientist died at 98: Professor John Allen was respected internationally (MAEE)

Eric's memories of MAEE: rescue boat coxswain told his story (MAEE)

Trust tribute to MAEE veteran: certificate presented to Frances McLaren (MAEE)

Search for details of MAEE staff: author Robin Bird seeks readers help (MAEE)

Life in Shandon POW camp: Helensburgh and Gareloch Times article from 1947

Gareloch Prisoner of War Camps: local people remember POWs

German POW decided to stay: the story of Ulrich Behrendt and family

German POW tells his story: Paul Golz tells of his capture and imprisonment at Shandon

Cairndhu's war role: seafront mansion was HMS Revlis in World War Two

World War Two bombing: record of bombs dropped locally

The Loch Long Torpedo Range: torpedoes tested in loch for 74 years

Jim's war was underground: burgh man was a World War Two 'Bevin Boy'

War work on the farm: local girls who served in Womens Land Army in Second World War

Ex-Larchfield pupil died in airship disaster: officer died on R.101

Search for Victory Parade picture: report but no image of 1946 Helensburgh parade

World War Two veterans meet ex-comrades: Lottery grants pay for reunions

Arrochar B&B proprietor served in Afghanistan: the distress over US withdrawal felt by Brenda Steele MacCrimmon

Is this Torpedo Range launch?: small vessel lovingly restored


Early days of Burgh Guiding: letter tells how company was formed

Clynder man funded Scout centre: William McLaren bought Gilwell Park estate

Sniper was Scouting pioneer: Major Frederick Crum served movement in Scotland

Burgh BB celebrates centenary: one company survives and prospers

How district embraced temperance: Alistair McIntyre investigates battle against the demon drink

Lions Club roars about 50 years: service club adapts to meet changing needs

Dunbartonshire Herb Growing Association: pupils cultivated opium and other medicinal herbs

Helensburgh Society in controversy: the Dumbuck Crannog mystery

Arrochar, Tarbet and Ardlui Heritage Group: Mary Haggarty gives the group's history

Burns Club revived: burgh group reforms after 58 year gap

Loch Lomond's rescue boat: story of the Luss-based craft

The Clan Colquhoun Society: clan members meet at Luss

History of the Colquhoun Tartan: Willie Scobie explores its origin

Helensburgh Town Council: ruled the burgh for 173 years

Helensburgh Police Court: local crime and punishment

Headline Helensburgh: Scotland's oldest talking newspaper for the blind

The Anderson Trust Art Collection: paintings bequeathed to the town

Club tribute to six artists: Art Club remembered talented members

Finding relics of the past: the North Clyde Archaeological Society

Helensburgh and Gareloch Horticultural Society: a history by Ann Busby

Helensburgh Rotary Club: history of the local service organisation

Helensburgh and District Art Club: story of a flourishing club

Helensburgh Orchestral Society: 50 years of performances marked in 2008

Helensburgh Police: early days of the local force

St John Scotland Dunbartonshire: Order and charity which serves the community

100 Years of Helensburgh Guides: girls organisation marks centenary

100 Years of Helensburgh Scouts: the early history of scouting in the burgh

Helensburgh Scouting Today: Scout Leader Geoff Riddington brings the story up to date

Protests against Orange Walk: townsfolk failed in opposition to Walk


Burgh Charter of Helensburgh: The original document, including a translation of part from Latin 

The Henry Bell story: steamship pioneer was Helensburgh's first Provost

Mrs Henry Bell: formidable wife of pioneer and successful hotelier

Was he town's Provost?: Robert Thomson was businessman and benefactor

Popular Provost was innovator: Alexander Breingan fought for town water scheme

Provost father of Clyde Yachting: James Smith important figure in burgh history

Did Suffragettes set fire to yacht?: 3rd Lord Inverclyde's steam launch gutted

Lady Augusta wed gambler: the story of Lady Augusta Clavering

Eight died in family accident: 150th anniversary of Cardross tragedy

Centenarian knew Sir Walter Scott: Rosina Drew was local benefactress

Cairndhu owner became Lord Provost: John Ure served Glasgow well

City statue honours Loch Longside laird: story of outspoken Liberal, James Oswald MP

Woodsman collected Gaelic folk tales: John Dewar left treasury of stories

Villager was top lawyer and historian: Dr David Murray of Cardross

Silver Jubilee of King George V: A newspaper account of the local celebrations

Mrs Pankhurst spoke in burgh: suffragette meeting in Victoria Hall

The Campbells of Camis Eskan: family owned mansion for many years

Colonel changed village's name: how Row became Rhu

Helensburgh's last Provost: Norman Glen's lifetime of public service

Helensburgh's only Freeman: Colonel Alastair Paterson's courage and achievements

Colonel paid for old folks flats: controversial councillor helped Abbeyfield

Future PM on the front page: Andrew Bonar Law in The Sphere of February 24 1912

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law: burgh man was PM for 209 days

Slavery abolitionist from Cardross: villager was key figure in fight to abolish slavery

Mystery bust identified: library has bust of Sir Colin Campbell, Baron Clyde

The MacFarlans of Faslane: bay was an agricultural haven before it became a military port

Why Chief Constable became suspect: Charles McHardy accused of false finds at dig

Farm lad rose to top city job: Angus Turner became Town Clerk of Glasgow

A pioneer of flight: The place of Percy Pilcher and Cardross in the history of aviation

1895 article on Percy Pilcher: UK newspaper article with pictures about the flight pioneer

The Kidston Family: businessmen and burgh benefactors

The 1st Baron Strathclyde: advocate and MP Alexander Ure of Cairndhu

The 1st Baronet of Helensburgh: Sir William Raeburn, MP and shipowner

Colourful life of local Laird: Sir Iain Colquhoun in war and peace

Burgh man became peer and minister: controversy over appointment of Andrew Dunlop

Rosneath man founded university: forerunner of University of Strathclyde

Garelochhead boy was Secretary of State: Hector McNeill was journalist and politician

Two town matrons died after crash: burgh stunned by double tragedy

Finlay McNab — a Portincaple legend: the story of a famous fisherman and his family

Oldest Scot, but was it true?: James Grieve was believed to be 110

Ballet dancer escaped from labour camp: from Bolshoi school to Helensburgh

Burgh man was long serving judge: Lord Kenneth Osborne retires from the bench

Poets wrote for burgh boy: Auden and Day Lewis salute Larchfield pupil

Doctor brightened town streets: busy life of Dr J.Ewing Hunter

Romance led to rejection: the remarkable story of Easter Daffodil Baird

Arrochar couple's gift to Glasgow: Mercat Cross donated in memory of parents

The 8th Baronet of Luss: Sir Ivar led Clan Colquhoun for 60 years

Tragedy inspired Provost's generosity: food poisoning on fishing trip

Second account of loch tragedy: Air Marshal recalls Loch Maree food poisoning

Rosneath visit ended in mystery: what was the fate of Bunty Maclaren?

Lifetime of service to community: Provost Billy Petrie made Freeman of Argyll and Bute

Doctor's double claim to fame: coachman and coach lost at Rhu Spit

Maths professor at 33: Horatio Scott Carslaw was key figure in Australian education

Outstanding problem solver: burgh-born mathematician John Hammersley

GP famous for his white hat: burgh doctor loved roses and fishing

Chemist was expert on whisky: Professor Robert Rattray Tatlock was expert witness

Sea captain and novelist: double career of Captain Sir David Bone

Burgh girl lived American dream: Nancy Kefauver was a friend of Presidents

Burgh is home for former US Ambassador: Francis Meehan tells of Cold War role

The day the 'Iron Lady' came to town: Margaret Thatcher's visit to Helensburgh

Prof marks 80th birthday with new books: Richard Rose even advised George W.Bush

Minister grew up in burgh: Marco Biagi's father ran chip shops

Student became child health expert: doctor undertook important research

Anti-Aircraft expert became business chief: Hamish Lumsden was leading solicitor

From shore to fisheries research: rock pools inspired future professor Alasdair McIntyre

Rachel Buchanan MBE — an inspiration: developing help for the mentally handicapped

2017 appeal 24 years after murder: former Lomond School pupil killed in Germany

Matron was rabbit expert: Meg Brown was lady of many talents

Expert on metals: Cardross man wins highest honour

Long serving early headmaster: George Mair was head of Ragged School

Susie and her Castle: couple lived in upturned boat at Portincaple

Susie — the family sequel: research by a descendant who lives in Canada

Travelling man of many talents: Willie MacPhee was respected piper and storyteller

Hugh Grant's links with Cove: film star's relatives owned Linn Villa

The first Munro-Bagger: minister from burgh invented Scottish mountaineering challenge

Jim McColl — gardening guru: parks superintendent's son was BBC's Mr Gardening

She gave Templeton Library: the busy life of Nance Anderson, MBE

From meter reader to the UN: the remarkable career of Margaret Gillatt Orr Allan, MBE

Colourful doctor loved boxing: Kilcreggan medic helped world champion

The district's oldest resident: Kilcreggan's Mrs Lucy Rickerman lived to 105

J.Arnold Fleming — burgh benefactor: author and businessman helped his town

From suffragette to councillor: the story of Eunice Murray MBE of Cardross

Dynasty includes smugglers, playwright: burgh couple emigrated to USA

The case for Madeleine: did Madeleine Smith murder her lover?

Twenty drowned in Rosneath disaster: just three survived 1947 sinking

Another look at murder trial 150 years on: advocates commemorate trial in 2007

Author and naturalist Down Under: William Herbert Guthrie-Smith is revered in New Zealand

Engineer is world expert on materials: Burgh-born Bob McMeeking key figure in international engineering

Burgh's longest serving Town Clerk: George Maclachan served for 64 years

A Town Clerk dynasty: family held office for over a century

The Helensburgh Hookers: eminent botanists had connections with burgh

Soldier, pilot, racing driver, author: the many talents of Rex King-Clark, MBE

Burma war hero moved on to estate management: Ian Whitelaw Purvis continued to help Gurkhas

The slave's grave: only African slave buried in Scotland lived at Rosneath

R.B.Cunninghame Graham: adventurer and writer: Don Roberto's home was at Ardoch

Burgh scientist made diamonds: the extraordinary work of James Ballantyne Hannay

Political rebel who loved Loch Long: controversial MP Charles Bradlaugh's favourite place

Anne Gray — An Appreciation: tribute to Helensburgh Heritage Trust's first secretary

Tribute to John Johnston: Iain Hope writes about Helensburgh Heritage Trust's second company secretary

Talented linguist served others abroad: Noreen Maxwell worked for United Nations

He worked for John Logie Baird: memories of inventor's office boy

Meet the Bairds: three members of the inventor's family receive early TV set

Rhu's laughing maids: the tragic story of three young village girls

Burgh bride's hard life in Canada: Mary McGregor began a family dynasty

Paper chase led to surgery windfall: nursing minute book researched

Last Laird of Coll died in burgh: Australian searches for ancestor's grave

Grey Owl visited burgh: Indian with a secret spoke at Victoria Hall

Sandy the Poacher: Helensburgh's best known snarer of bird, beast and fish

Early justice from Helensburgh's Bailies: courts in unlikely places


The genesis of Helensburgh?: Fiona Baker discusses William Boutcher's 1732 map

Burgh link with the Crusades: Temple Lands of Millig

In the beginning: the advertisement which led to the formation of the town

How burgh was named: Sir James Colquhoun explains to the Town Council

Helensburgh's oldest house: Drumfork House at Colgrain

Garelochhead 100 years ago described: book tells William Hamilton's story

Coffin Roads in district: tracks to burial places

The Colquhoun Square story: Alistair McIntyre presents the history of the town square

Street Names — proposed and actual: Doris Gentles looks how streets came by their names

Street names honour two ladies: Mary Browne and Frances Hendry of Bendarroch

The history of Hermitage Park: Alistair McIntyre looks back and tells of hope for future

Helensburgh's War Memorial: Imposing Cenotaph in Garden of Remembrance

Hurricane Low Q caused chaos: extensive damage after January 15 1968 storm

New era awaits Municipal Buildings: Peckhams plan restaurant and delicatessen

The Victoria Hall: Stewart Noble tells the story of the building of the hall

'Palace' moved from Coulport to Glasgow: John Kibble sold massive conservatory to city

Loch Long estate had colourful history: Gortan is little known today

Tragedy of honeymoon couple: hope for story board at Glen Croe bridge

New use for old school: Clyde Centre to become offices and community facility

Happy marriage at Civic Centre: new build works well with old school

Infirmary now little used: cottage hospital for 100 years

The Barracks: Slum was notorious trouble spot

Ardencaple Castle and the Clan MacAulay: remaining tower is beacon to clan members

Malig (or Millig) Mill: Hermitage corn mill operated from early 1700s

Hermitage Park and Malig Mill: Fiona Baker writes about the history of the park

Sheepsheid Terrace: how block of town flats acquired unusual name

1845 Helensburgh Roads Report: gives a fascinating insight to the early burgh

Helensburgh Centenary Cross: cross gifted in 1903 to mark centenary of Burgh of Barony

Why visitors came a century ago: early 1900s Guide extols burgh's virtues

The Colquhoun Square fountains: two granite fountains stood in square

The Old Granary: from ancient malt barn to modern pub

The story of Helensburgh's piers: Alistair McIntyre looks back at the busy years

Healthy holidays in Helensburgh: 1920s LNER brochure describes burgh's qualities

The Hill House was his vision: Walter W.Blackie hired Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Historic seafront mansion to become flats: new plans for Cairndhu

Clyde has history of rock art: King Tut is one of several

SWRI led village seat project: a place to pause in Cardross

Shandon mansion full of art treasures: shipbuilders home became hotel

Mansion doubled in size: shipowner's home became two houses

Shandon — changing face of village: Alistair McIntyre looks at the history

Fresh Air Fortnight at holiday homes: scheme to give holidays to city children

Mansion had many uses: colourful history of Hartfield, then Inverclyde

Rhu mansion became holiday home: Sir Bernard Ingham proposed there

Search for history of Rhu mansion: details of owners wanted

Blairvadach and Broomfield: side by side mansions shared some of their history

Concern over future of Shandon House: Ministry of Defence may demolish mansion

Loch Long hamlet of Glenmallan is no more: military jetty spelt end of tiny village

Historic Camis Eskan: residents association marked milestone

Leiper mansion was for sale: asking price for Lynton, Helensburgh, was £1.5 million

Madeleine Smith's father's house for sale: Rhu mansion offered at £795,000

When Youth Hostels prospered: Alistair McIntyre looks back at the local hostels

Helensburgh in the 1920s: detective work dates old photograph

Sawmill Field and Railway Glen: two Colgrain mysteries solved

Milton Place associated with two firms: history of West Princes Street building

Wood is historic beauty spot: volunteers look after Helensburgh's Duchess Wood

Lightning strikes: stunning photo of fork lightning over burgh

1924 Helensburgh seafront plan: map of suggested improvements

Eighty years of tolls: paying the price of 19th century travel

Cardross debt to Jean Moore: the story of Mrs Moore's Mortification

Whistlefield is historic village: station once had royal visit

Derelict Luss cottage fetched high price: shell of cottage bought for £58,000

Iconic Fruin cottage changes hands: Luss Estates sold Tamnavoulin

Mystery wall marking: 'cup and ring' on wall opposite Upper Station

Calling a spade a relic at Cove: ceremonial spade is on display

Concern grows for ancient rock: today's walking boots damage glacial relic


The story of St Kessog: Irish monk who founded Luss Church in 510 A.D.

The Chapel of St Mahew: the 500 year story of a small church in Cardross

Family fled 'Promised Land': From Fruin to Mormonism

Heresy minister well respected now: the Rev John McLeod Campbell found guilty of heresy

Minister shared his name with slave: the story of the Rev Robert Story

Rosneath minister helped university grow: the story of the second Rev Robert Story

Holy sisters revered on Garelochside: the story of Isabella and Mary Campbell

Inventor's father was charismatic minister: tributes to the Rev John Baird

Sermon on causes of World War One: memorable words from TV inventor's father

Couple gave windows in thanksgiving: two sons survived army service in World War One

General Booth in burgh: Salvation Army founder gave address in Victoria Hall

Scholarly priest became bishop: burgh man senior figure in Anglican Church

Burgh man was Moderator: Interim Minister led Church of Scotland

St Columba marked 150 years: service of thanksgiving as union with West Kirk loomed

The story of St Columba Church: Doris Gentles charts its history

Town churches united: West Kirk and St Columba merged to become St Andrew's Kirk

Memorial window tribute to minister: Cardross man was inspirational figure

People Power and Religion: Doris Gentles looked at how individuals played a big part in local churches

Place names reflect churches history: Doris Gentles looks back

Colourful history of local religion: violence and dissension

St Michael's Church - a short history: prepared at the completion of restoration in 2009

St Michael's restoration completed: final phase of work completed

St Michael's - how it was restored: detailed account of the ten year project

Invoice gift is church relic: St Michael's Church window invoice donated to Heritage Trust

West Kirk celebrates — part one: looking back 50 years from 2006

West Kirk celebrates — part two: looking back 25 years from 2006

150 Years of Craigrownie Church, Cove: a history compiled by Douglas Dow in 2013

Cove's Tin Hut Church demolished: dwelling will replace Peaton Church

Kirk closed Clyde View: eventide home shuts after 55 years

Christian Aid Walk reunion after 50 years: 12 original participants walked again

Farewell to the bell: St Columba Church relic sold to housing developer

Buddhists buy Park Church: sale follows union with Helensburgh Parish Church.

Another new chapter for church tower: burgh firm buys Old Parish Church tower

The St Bride's Church windows: Heritage Trust saved and restored stained glass windows

Religious Heritage Exhibition: multi-centre exhibition in Helensburgh district in 1998


John Logie Baird — by his daughter: memories of the inventor's daughter, Mrs Diana Richardson

John Logie Baird — by his son: memories of the inventor's son, Professor Malcolm Baird

From 30 lines to 240 lines with J.L.Baird: Baird employee Andy Andrews describes Baird's approach

BBC TV Scotland and STV first shows: Professor Malcolm Baird remembers the official openings

Memories of Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Walter W.Blackie writes about the architect and 'The Hill House'

A Cardross soldier's story: Journalist Colin Donald writes about his great uncle's World War One service

Isa's Memories of World War Two: Isa McKinnon recalls life in Helensburgh in wartime.

Worst and best of days in the 1930s: Childhood memories from Doris Gentles

I taught the Queen to drive: Maud McLellan was in charge of ATS motor training centre

Helensburgh Holiday 1916 Style: Andrew Stewart describes what he found on holiday in the burgh

Town's Italian cafe culture: Doris Gentles recalls the Italian businesses of her childhood

Craighelen's first junior members: Iain G.Campbell recalls his first years of tennis

Memories of outdoor swimming: Doris Gentles and Ruby Jardine look back before and after the swimming pool

From Hill House to Dumfries House: Charlotte Rostek Davis on the stately homes in her life

The Helensburgh I grew up in: Hilda Whitelaw Purvis interviewed about her youth

Hermitage Park and other local sport: newspaper and shop owner Walter Bryden looks back

Helensburgh in the early 1900s: local artist Gregor Ian Smith recalls his childhood

A Granddaughter's Tribute: Doris Gentles recalls episodes from her youth

Memories of Youth: anthropologist and author Sir James George Frazer remembers Helensburgh

Memories of a Rhu childhood: J.Howard MacDonald recalls famous people associated with the Gareloch

Degaussing led to romance: Marion Reilly tells of her World War Two service on Helensburgh pier

Ardencaple Castle and the Royal Navy: Iain G.Campbell recalls childhood visits to the castle in World War Two

Childhood adventures at Ardencaple Castle: Iain G.Campbell with further tales of cildhood visits to the castle in World War Two

At a Wren's Degaussing Station: Patricia B.Farley tells of her World War Two experiences at Portkil

Night bombs fell on Cardross: James Reston recalls night of horror when he was 14

Christmas news in 1961: Donald Fullarton looks at the Advertiser of December 23 1961

The Frauke Kissenkotter mystery: Donald Fullarton tells the strange story of a missing girl

Tom Gallacher — A Particular Man: Donald Fullarton remembers a colleague who became a playwrigt

Kilcreggan best for stories: Tom Gallacher's view of peninsula burgh

Researching Mrs Anderson: Donald Fullarton tells what research into an old photo revealed

Fifty years whizzed by: Donald Fullarton looks back on his work with the Helensburgh Advertiser


Henry Bell and the Comet: the story of the steamship pioneer and first Provost of Helensburgh

Celebrating Henry Bell: how the first sailing of the steamship Comet has been remembered

Clyde celebration — Comet to Waverley: 1997 exhibition in Victoria Hall

Lucy Ashton remembered: 2008 exhibition about much loved paddle steamer

Steamer rote to Inveraray: the early routes of Clyde sailings

Helensburgh's steamship tragedy: 20 died when steamer exploded beside town pier in 1842

Helensburgh Upper Station: West Highland Line station could be under threat

Drunk set fire to signal box: Cardross signal box gutted

Helensburgh's first fire engine: motorised fire engine made town debut in 1920

Helensburgh's motor ambulance: Victoria Infirmary acquired ambulance car in 1927

Three died when tree fell on charabanc: Three Lochs Tour ended in tragedy

Farewell to liner: Aquitania's final voyage to Faslane shipbreakers

Seafarer Finlay Campbell: burgh apprentice survived clipper sinking

History of cycling in Helensburgh: several clubs have been based in the town

The Rest and Be Thankful: the story of one of Scotland's most famous roads


Golf courses of the Lennox: Alistair McIntyre delves into the history of clubs from Dumbarton to Tarbet.

Shandon course had superb views: club closed when farmer reclaimed the land

Stunning year for Gordon Reid: wheelchair tennis champion took Paralympic gold

Burgh man captains R and A: Keith Macintosh is former Scottish amateur champion

World record set on Loch Lomond: speedboat racer Kaye Don set new best time

Fastest woman on water: remarkable life of the Countess of Arran.

Chattie's sporting dynasty: Wimbledon singles winner was first female modern Olympic gold medalist

Olympic gold on the Clyde: Helensburgh and Rhu men in 1908 winning 12 metre yacht crew

Olympic gold medalist afloat: burgh sailor Mike McIntyre won gold in Korea in 1888

Goddesses are pride of the Gareloch: Adam Muggoch tells the story of the One Design class

Round the world yachtswoman: Emma Richards from Helensburgh sailed into the record books

Stephen led Olympic triumph: burgh man Stephen Park managed GB 2008 sailing squad

Burgh man led GB Tokyo Olympics cycling team: triumph in a different sport for Stephen Park

Anna wins silver at Tokyo Olympics: crowded Royal Northern Yacht Club watched medal race 

Sailing to glory 37 years on: Donald McLaren takes first UK title since 1972

Charlotte misses Olympic place: Rhu girl just failed to gain London 2012 Olympic selection

Helensburgh Sailing Club: history of the club by J.Hume-Brown

Olympic swim star made burgh his home: Bobby McGregor was world's fastest swimmer

Hazel comes home: the busy life of BBC TV sports presenter Hazel Irvine from Cardross

The Rangers connection: Rhu man was one of the founders of Glasgow Rangers Football Club

Cardross world champion: villager played in Renton FC's 1888 world championship-winning side

Bobby became national hero: the football career of Bobby Brown

Book recalls Bobby Brown's great days: new account of the life of the Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper and Scotland manager 

Modest burgh man managed Manchester United: Scott Duncan was professional player and manager

Early goalkeeping star: burgh shopkeeper starred for Rangers and Scotland

Rhu man scored on Rangers debut: the career of Rangers and Scotland striker Derek Parlane

Top manager made burgh his home: the career of Rangers boss Walter Smith

Burgh football star is popular pundit: the career of Dumbarton, Celtic and Scotland player Murdo MacLeod

Rhu man was Wolves hero: Malcolm Finlayson considered best keeper Scotland never capped

Helensburgh Football Club: background information on one of the town's early football clubs

From Shandon to the Ryder Cup: story of golf professional Tom Haliburton

Colin's lifetime of golf: Colin Dalgleish's journey from schoolboy champion to entrepreneur

Catriona LeMay Doan — speed skater: burgh chemist's grand-daughter was world no.1

Test cricketer born in burgh: Peter Such tells of family background

Ashes cricket has burgh link: Rhu-based pilot managed Aussie squad (MAEE)

Burgh cricket pro for 24 seasons: the story of Harry Bolton

Top rugby player became referee: sporting hero Copey Murdoch became banker and town councillor

Fifty years of burgh rugby: Golden Jubilee celebrations at Ardencaple

Helensburgh hosted tennis international: Scotland v England at Craighelen in 1965

Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club: history of the Suffolk Street club founded in 1884

Couple dedicated to tennis: Helensburgh husband and wife taught hundreds how to play

Lomond teacher an institution in hockey: Margery Taylor won nearly 100 caps

Tennis at seventy: Rhu veteran was still playing and coaching

Bowling green for workers: the opening of Hermitage Park Bowling Club

A Ne'erday tradition: the story of Helensburgh's New Year's Day swim

Helensburgh Highland Games revived: first Games in 2008 after 56-year absence

Return of old cup leads to new race: Arrochar Youth Club event revived

U.S. golf club plans Fruin battle monument: Chicago members have Luss link



An explanation of the aims and objectives of Helensburgh Heritage Trust


Reports and pictures of Trust meetings, visits and other events


Late Arrival: important painting at railway exhibition

Railway 150th anniversary exhibition: looking back in May 2008

Tribute to Gregor Ian Smith: exhibition of work by famous local artist

MacLachlan Exhibition opens: 2006 exhibition of dynasty of local town clerks

Guided Walks

How to organise a Heritage Trust town centre walk

How to join

Application form and Heritage Trust membership details. 


Trust buys Burgh Visitors Book: appeal launched to help with payment

Handover ends bicentenary project: Comet silhouette presented to Waitrose

Trust launches purchase fund: bid to preserve local artefacts

Trust buys relic of old school: book about 1805 town school acquired

Helensburgh Station Bench: Trust brokers restoration of Central Station bench

Colquhoun Square Bicentenary Cross: Celtic cross unveiled in 2005

St Bride's Church Windows: windows from former church restored and on display

John Logie Baird Display: professionally designed exhibit on show in library

John Logie Baird Workshops: Trust funded primary school sessions

Helensburgh Hospital Door Panel: hospital relic found and restored

Repairing Glen Fruin Cairn: monument of 1603 battle restored

Heritage Trust — chronological index: list of articles from Volume 1 onwards

Heritage Trust Newsletter — subject index: references by volume, issue and date


Links to relevant websites, divided into Local News, Heritage, Local Organisations, Sport and Commercial


Letters and emails about the website or local heritage topics

Who's Who

List of the current Helensburgh Heritage Trust board of directors