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St John Dunbartonshire

HELENSBURGH and district members play a major part in the activities of St John Dunbartonshire, the local arm of the Order of St John in Scotland.

The Order has its origins in an 11th century hospital for pilgrims in Jerusalem, and has evolved into a charity caring for people in need through sickness, distress, suffering or danger in over 40 countries.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 13:55 )

 

Helensburgh Police

BY the middle of the 1800s Helensburgh Town Council — having obtained a Police Act along with a Harbour Act in 1846 — acquired what had been the old theatre, on the corner of Sinclair and East Princes Street, for use as the Municipal Buildings.

It would also be for the Police Station and the Police Court. According to the records, it was also used for some church services which was not what those arrested for being drunk wanted to listen to — a real captive audience.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 13:57 )

The Clan Colquhoun Society

THE centuries-old rallying call of the Clan Colquhoun called all Colquhouns and Septs (Cowan, Kirkpatrick, Kilpatrick and McLintock) to the Annual Clan Gathering at Luss from Friday July 25 until Monday July 28 2008.

It was the tenth anniversary gathering since the re-establiment of the Clan Colquhoun Society of the United Kingdom. The two previous attempts to establish the Clan Colquhoun Society, in 1896 and 1966, ended after a few months.

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 August 2010 16:47 )

50 Years of Helensburgh Orchestral Society

HELENSBURGH Orchestral Society marked a very special anniversary at its spring concert in March 2008.

Fifty years earlier, in the Victoria Halls on the evening of Tuesday 18 March 1958, the orchestra made its first public appearance. The programme that night included Grieg’s ‘Norwegian Dances’ as it did again at the golden jubilee concert.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 13:58 )

Helensburgh Scouting Today

ONE hundred years ago a Mr Lyle got together a patrol of local Helensburgh lads and formed the 1st Craigendoran Scouts.

It appears that this was quickly followed by groups from the middle of town and Larchfield School, and by the end of the First World War Helensburgh had a thriving Scout movement with both Scouts (aged 11-18) and the new Wolf Cubs (8-11).

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 December 2011 19:02 )

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February Open Meeting

Robert-Ryan-wAt the February Open Meeting at Helensburgh Civic Centre on Wednesday February 27 Robert Ryan will give a canoeist's perspective of Loch Lomond.

Winter Talks

Wednesday September 26 — Bruce Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club

Wednesday October 31 — AGM; then David Clark: How Helensburgh ended the Great War

Wednesday November 28 — Eric Thompson: Helensburgh and the Peace Movement

Wednesday January 30 — Trust members: brief talks on images of the past

Wednesday February 27 — Robert Ryan: Loch Lomond islands by canoe

Wednesday March 27 — Jon Reid: The Royal Northern Story


 Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation
SC024603