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The Barracks

A GROUP of buildings known as ‘The Barracks’ once stood in Helensburgh's James Street, on the site now occupied by a children's play area. Built around the middle of the 19th century, they became notorious as a trouble spot.

Local historian Alistair McIntyre discovered that local newspapers of the time frequently reported on disturbances which happened there.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 03 July 2010 17:32 )

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Helensburgh's oldest house

HELENSBURGH’S oldest house is believed to be Drumfork House at Colgrain, said by some to have been built in 1720 and today hidden behind a screen of trees and beside the primary school.

However, according to a local historian, the late George R.Stocks, whose first job after leaving school was working in the then rather more extensive grounds, it was built for John Stevenson, a Glasgow merchant, in 1748.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 20 January 2018 16:17 )

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Derelict Luss cottage fetched high price

A DERELICT cottage overlooking Loch Lomond at Luss sold at auction to an unknown buyer for £58,000 in May 2008.

The asking price for Collychippen Farm Cottage in Glen Luss, a stone shell, had been £40,000.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 16:06 )

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Madeleine Smith's father's house

A RHU mansion built by Madeleine Smith’s father was offered for sale in July 2008 with an asking price of £795,000.

Carbeth House is high above the village of Rhu and has superb views over the Gareloch and the Clyde.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 16:06 )

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Leiper mansion was for sale

ONE of Helensburgh’s most splendid mansions, Lynton at 6 Upper Colquhoun Street, was offered for sale for over £1.5 million in the summer of 2008.

Designed by William Leiper and built in 1908, it contains a reception hall, four reception rooms, and six bedrooms, and is set in an acre of gardens.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 16:07 )

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Second 2018 Open Meeting

Mackintosh-wThe second 2018 Open Meeting will be held at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday February 28. Bruce and Nicola Jamieson will tslk about developing the Mackintosh Club. Anyone interested most welcome.

Winter Talks

Wednesday January 31 — Mike Thornley: The Glenarn Garden

Wednesday February 28 — Bruce and Nicola Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club

Wednesday March 21 — Joint Meeting with the North Clyde Archaeological Society; Fiona Baker: Loch Lomond's Ellan Vhow and its Castle

Wednesday March 28 — Richard Reeve: A Brief History of the Rosneath Peninsula


 Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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