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Death of librarian and author

A well known Helensburgh librarian and author died suddenly on May 30 2008 while on holiday in Uzbekistan.

A memorial service for the late Brian David Osborne, author of 'The Ingenious Mr Bell' about Helensburgh's first Provost, Henry Bell, and a number of other books, was held in St Columba's Church in Kirkintilloch — where he lived — on Saturday June 14. He was buried at Samarkand.

Brian, who was secretary of the Neil Munro Society, was a speaker at several Helensburgh Heritage Trust meetings over the years.

  • A tribute to Brian is paid in The Arts section of this website.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:02 )

 

Death of Dr Anne Gray

WE record with great regret the death on Sunday March 2 2008 at the Vale of Leven Hospital after a short illness of one of Helensburgh Heritage Trust's founders, Anne Gray.

Dr Gray was the Trust's first secretary, and for the last three years of her life served as Honorary Vice-President. She was the person responsible for the launch of the Trust website, and took care of its updating until she stepped down from the post of secretary. The funeral was at the West Kirk, Helensburgh, on Friday March 7, and then at Cardross Crematorium.

  • An Appreciation of Anne Gray, written by Trust chairman Stewart Noble, can be found in the People section of this website.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 July 2010 13:54 )

Villa on sale at million and a half

ONE of Helensburgh’s most splendid mansions, Lynton at 6 Upper Colquhoun Street, is being offered for sale by Savills Glasgow for over £1.5 million.

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. Also currently on the market is Carbeth House at Rhu, which was built by Madeleine Smith's father.

  • Full stories in the Places section of this website.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:02 )

Homecoming Year 2009

2009 was Scotland’s first ever Homecoming year.

Inspired by the 250th anniversary of the birth of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, Homecoming Scotland 2009 successfully encouraged people of Scottish descent, Scots, and those who love Scotland to come home in 2009 and take part in an inspirational celebration of culture, heritage and great Scottish contributions to the world.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:06 )

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Visit our Photo Gallery

THE Helensburgh Heritage Trust Photo Gallery has 1,873 images in 22 different albums. To find a particular picture, use the Photo Gallery search facility.

The 21 albums — one of which spotlights the Helensburgh-born inventor of television, John Logie Baird, another steamship pioneer Henry Bell, including the 2012 bicentenary celebrations, and a third Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law — are all on different themes; and the most recent uploads are shown at the foot of the home page.

More pictures will be most welcome. These can be emailed as jpegs to the editor, Donald Fullarton, on dsf@btinternet.com, or posted to him at Amberwood, 2A Stafford Street, Helensburgh, G84 9HU. Prints will be returned after scanning if requested, but otherwise will be added to the Trust's collection of old images.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 August 2017 17:13 )

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.

Contributions and comments are welcome, and should be emailed using the Contact Us facility.

What is on this website

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

These include Latest News, Heritage items, Trust items, and the Photo Gallery, which can be accessed from the horizontal menu at the top of the home page and has over 1,850 old pictures in 22 different galleries.

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 September 2017 16:40 )

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First 2017-18 Winter Open Meeting

John Hume-wThe first Winter Open Meeting will be held at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh, at 7.30pm on Wednesday September 27. Professor John Hume will speak on the history of local churches. 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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