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Landmark for talking newspaper

FORTY YEARS ago during the last week of December, a group of Helensburgh people sat round a microphone and recorded an experimental version of a talking newspaper for the blind.

They were so successful that the experimental version actually became the first edition of Headline Helensburgh, the talking newspaper serving the blind and otherwise visually handicapped in Helensburgh and District.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 January 2016 18:40 )


Portkil clay pipe mystery



















THE REMAINS of an impressive tobacco bowl clay pipe are puzzling members of both the North Clyde Archaeological Society and Helensburgh Heritage Trust.

The pipe was one of a number of finds made by society members during excavations of a cave at Portkil, Kilcreggan.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 January 2016 18:41 )


Baird in engineering Hall of Fame

HELENSBURGH'S John Logie Baird, the man who was the first in the world to televise objects in motion, has been inducted into the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame.

Professor Malcolm Baird, the son of John Logie Baird and president of Helensburgh Heritage Trust, provided some original material for the Hall of Fame website.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 December 2015 17:22 )


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 )


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 )


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 )


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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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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