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Burgh church restoration

HELENSBURGH Parish Church, which has stained glass windows dedicated to the inventor of television and a former British prime minister, is undergoing a near £300,000 makeover.

The project at the B-listed former West Kirk in Colquhoun Square follows awards of £190,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 31 August 2016 15:49 )

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Cardross project wins award

IT HAS been a fantastic year so far for the Kilmahew/St Peter's project at Cardross, and last week brought more good news — Hinterland won the Judges' Choice Award at the first ever Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards.

The Judges’ Choice Award acknowledged a cultural event, artist or performance which provided “that feeling that you are in exactly the right place at the right time … when the stars collide and you know that the play, or dance performance, or gig is something truly exceptional”.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 July 2016 16:13 )

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TV inventor's daughter dies suddenly

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust records with deep regret the death of Diana Richardson, daughter of TV inventor John Logie Baird.

Mrs Richardson, whose brother Professor Malcolm Baird is president of the Trust, died suddenly but peacefully at Monklands General Hospital on Saturday July 2.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:07 )

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Sudden death of Kenneth Crawford

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust records with the deepest regret the sudden death on Monday of Trust Newsletter editor and former director Kenneth N.Crawford, FInstLEx, MCIM.

A director for many years, he retired from the board in February but carried on editing the newsletter — a task he took over in 1998.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:08 )

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Local archaeological finds on show

LOCAL people will have the chance in July to look at some fascinating finds made by members of the burgh-based North Clyde Archaeological Society in their quest for relics of days long gone by.

Their searching has been rewarded with some fascinating finds, and the society will be staging displays of finds made during recent excavations and field-walking surveys, the first on Saturday July 9 at Cove Burgh Hall and the second at Helensburgh Civic Centre in East Clyde Street on Saturday July 23, both from 11am-4pm.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 June 2016 10:31 )

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Find out more about St Peter's plan

A DROP-IN Information Session to report progress on the NVA project to reclaim St Peter's Seminary and the surrounding landscape will be held in Cardross Parish Church Hall on Wednesday June 29 from 2-7pm.

An NVA spokesman said: "Please come along, ask us questions, and find out what happens next following the confirmation of £4.2 million in funding to take forward NVA's ambitious proposals."

Last Updated ( Sunday, 19 June 2016 18:13 )

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Exhibition of Leiper's life and work

AN EXHIBITION celebrating the life and work of Helensburgh architect and artist William Leiper opened in Glasgow on Friday May 27 — the centenary of his death.

The Leiper Gallery at 117 West George Street is hosting the exhibition, entitled ‘Introduction to the Electric City’, until Sunday August 28 as a partner of the Festival of Architecture 2016.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 June 2016 17:18 )

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Winter Open Meetings

comet4Open Meetings are held at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh, at 7.30pm on the final Wednesdays of September, October, November, January, February and March. All are most 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 — To be confirmed.

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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