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St Peter's will be transformed

SCOTLAND'S greatest modernist ruin, St Peter’s Seminary near Cardross, will be transformed by light and sound at the official launch event of Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016 from March 18-27.

Fifty years on since the building opened, the public can explore this architectural masterpiece re-animated at night for the first time.

Last Updated ( Friday, 04 December 2015 14:06 )

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Grant to upgrade War Memorial

REDEVELOPMENT of Helensburgh's Hermitage Park has been given another boost with the award of £60,000 from the War Memorial Trust.

This is double the amount usually awarded from the trust’s Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund, and will go towards the repair and renovation of the 40-foot memorial designed by renowned burgh artist and architect Alexander Nisbet Paterson.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 02 December 2015 17:45 )

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Trust president on radio

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust president Professor Malcolm Baird could be heard on BBC Radio Scotland on Sunday October 18.

The previous week Malcolm, son of TV inventor John Logie Baird, was interviewed by writer and broadcaster Richard Holloway, the former Episcopal Bishop of Edinburgh, for the weekly programme "Sunday Morning with . . ."

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 October 2015 18:37 )

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Tree honours Queen's reign

THE record-breaking reign of Queen Elizabeth II has been marked with a tree-planting in Luss.

Last Updated ( Monday, 05 October 2015 14:24 )

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Baird recording stays in UK

THE OLDEST surviving transmission recording made by Helensburgh-born TV pioneer John Logie Baird has been saved for the nation — thanks to a burgh businessman who wishes to remain anonymous.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 October 2015 15:32 )

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Cove and Kilcreggan heritage leaflet

THE REMARKABLE architecture of Cove and Kilcreggan is highlighted in a new heritage trail leaflet launched this month.

Houses, churches, shops and hotels feature in a leaflet produced by the Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:33 )

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Photo date mystery

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust has been given an old photo of the Clydesdale Bank in James Street — but so far has been unable to date it.

Trust chairman Stewart Noble said: "Because of the metal railings outside the bank, it can be dated to before the Second World War, but what the event was, we do not know.

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 September 2015 18:09 )

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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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