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Argylls exhibition in Library

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The Argyll and Sutherland HighlandersAN EXTRA attraction in the Heritage Centre in Helensburgh Library in West King Street from Sunday September 21 will be a special display by the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum.

The regiment historically recruited its soldiers from this area, Clydebank and Dunblane, and the exhibition — launched in Callander in July — tells the story of some of the servicemen’s outstanding bravery.

The archives and collections of the Stirling Castle-based museum have been researched to produce a First World War touring exhibition filled with emotive and informative stories.

It will complement a current World War One display prepared by the local branch of the Royal British Legion.

Robert Layden, the museum’s chief executive officer, will give a talk on the impact of World War One on Helensburgh, and the town’s connection with the regiment, at the Helensburgh Heritage Trust open meeting on Wednesday October 29 at 7.30pm.

The meeting will be held in the Trust’s usual venue, the upstairs meeting room in Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club in Suffolk Street. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

The museum receives some Ministry of Defence funding, but is almost entirely maintained through public donations. It is governed by a charitable trust, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum Trust.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 September 2014 17:36 )  

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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.

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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