Welcome to Helensburgh Heritage

Welcome to Helensburgh Heritage

WELCOME to the Helensburgh Heritage Trust website.

We hope you find it simple to navigate, with many articles, a large Photo Gallery, letters from readers, downloads, and weblinks to heritage and local organisations.

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Deborah Kerr and Helensburgh

Deborah Kerr and Helensburgh

HELENSBURGH people have long embraced Deborah Kerr as their very own film star, but the time she spe...

Henry Bell and the Comet

Henry Bell and the Comet

2012 was the year of the bicentenary of Henry Bell's Comet steamship, and the Comet Bicentenary Comm...

What is on this website

What is on this website

THE Helensburgh Heritage Trust website has four main areas containing over 1,000 articles.

These incl...

Visit our Photo Gallery

Visit our Photo Gallery

THE Helensburgh Heritage Trust Photo Gallery has 1,902 images in 22 different albums. To find a particu...

 

Rhu artist had several talents

Rhu artist had several talents

Charles Blatherwick's painting entitled 'The Coast Road' — perhaps the old Helensburgh pier from the east, with the Rosneath Peninsula beyond.

A LEADING Scottish artist of his time spent the final thirty years of his life enjoying living on the shores of the Gareloch.

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Rosneath's Princess

Rosneath's Princess

HER Royal Highness Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria, had a huge impact on Helensburgh and Garelochside, where she lived in Rosneath Castle and loved the beauty and quietness of the Gareloch.

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Trust Photo Gallery

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View this photo and over 1,830 more at the Heritage Trust Photo Gallery. Visit the gallery.

Second Winter Open Meeting

Cleland-Sneddon-wThe next Winter Open Meeting will be held at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on October 25. Cleland Sneddon will speak about childhood holidays in Rosneath. All welcome.

The Heritage Centre

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Visit Helensburgh Heritage Trust’s Heritage Centre at Helensburgh Library during library opening hours: Monday 1-8pm; Tuesday 9.30am-1pm, 2-5pm; Wednesday 9.30am-1pm, 2-5pm; Thursday 1-8pm; Friday 1-5pm; Saturday 9.30am-1pm, 2-5pm.

Further exhibits in the Community Area at Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street.

Heritage Trust storage sponsored by R.B.Steel Ltd.

See also Helensburgh Memories on Facebook

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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