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Helensburgh and Gareloch Horticultural Society

THE existing minutes of Helensburgh and Gareloch Horticultural Society date from 1926: whatever records there were prior to that date have either been lost or destroyed.

However, there is documentary evidence that Flower Shows were held in Helensburgh as early as 1850.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 13:43 )


Helensburgh Burns Club revived

IN the year of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Helensburgh once again has a Burns Club.

In the weeks prior to Burns Night on January 25 2009, a group of local people got together, formed a steering group, and revived Helensburgh Burns Club which had ceased to exist in about 1951.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 13:44 )

Loch Lomond's Rescue Boat


LIVES are saved on Loch Lomond, Scotland’s biggest and most popular inland loch, thanks to the efforts of a Luss-based group of stalwart and brave volunteers.

Throughout the years the Loch Lomond rescue boat has gone from strength to strength, thanks to grant assistance from the local council, and the goodwill of the public and local businesses.

Last Updated ( Monday, 26 April 2010 11:03 )

Helensburgh Town Council

HELENSBURGH became a Royal Burgh with the right of local self-government in 1802 . . . but 173 years later it lost that right.

The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 ended the old system of local government, and two years later, in May 1975, an era with a character all of its own was over.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 13:47 )

Headline Helensburgh Talking Newspaper for the Blind

HEADLINE Helensburgh, the talking newspaper serving the blind and other visually handicapped in Helensburgh and District, is the oldest talking newspaper in Scotland.

It is the longest registered Scottish member of the Talking Newspaper Association of the United Kingdom, pipping one Dunfermline Sound by a few weeks, and when it was first thought of in the autumn of 1975, it never occurred to those early enthusiasts that they were starting a local institution.

Last Updated ( Monday, 26 April 2010 09:25 )

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Joint Open Meeting

Fiona-Baker-cutout-wA Joint Open Meeting with the North Clyde Archaeological Society will be held at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday March 21. Fiona Baker will talk about Loch Lomond's Ellan Vhow and its Castle.

Winter Talks

Wednesday January 31 — Mike Thornley: The Glenarn Garden

Wednesday February 28 — Developing the Mackintosh Club: cancelled because of snow

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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Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation