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Improvements at Fruin cairn

MAJOR upgrading of the Battle of Glen Fruin memorial cairn was marked at a ceremony in the glen on Friday June 1 2018.

Improvements to the area around the cairn were welcomed by Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss and Trust chairman the Rev David Clark.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 June 2018 11:06 )

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Bleak future for St Peter's

THE FUTURE looks bleak again for the former St Peter’s Seminary at Kilmahew, Cardross, as the charity seeking to restore it has folded.

Built as a college to train Catholic priests during the 1960s, the Seminary was only in use for 14 years and then was abandoned for decades.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 June 2018 16:15 )

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Heritage Walk at Glenarn

A HERITAGE walk was held at Glenarn, Rhu, on Sunday April 29.

Mike Thornley of Glenarn said: "The walk, hopefully, brought to life the history of the garden, Andrew MacGeorge the first owner, and the Gibson family who created the west coast garden on top of the earlier layout.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 June 2018 13:33 )

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Arrochar paths leaflet launched

A NEW leaflet promoting the range of routes available to walkers in Arrochar and the surrounding area has been launched.

The leaflet, published by the Arrochar and Tarbet Community Development Trust, was funded by the Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs’ Business in the Park scheme, and its design was supported by the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 April 2018 16:37 )

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Not in the exhibition!

THIS is the painting visitors to the latest Anderson Trust Local Collection exhibition in Helensburgh Library in West King Street will not see.

The theme of the exhibition, which is open until June, is ‘Sea Lochs and Rivers”, and it had been hoped to include this work by Rhu artist Dr Charles Blatherwick RSW (1836-95) — who featured in Eye on Millig in the autumn.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 07 April 2018 17:30 )

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Book tells Trident story

THE INSIDE story of Britain’s Faslane-based nuclear deterrent has been written by a former Commodore Clyde.

A new book by Helensburgh man Eric Thompson MBE, 'On Her Majesty's Nuclear Service', will be published by Casemate UK on February 28.

Last Updated ( Monday, 19 February 2018 14:47 )

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Academy seeks names for WW1 memorial

PUPILS and staff at Hermitage Academy in Helensburgh are appealing for the help of the public to find the names of former teachers and pupils who lost their lives serving in the armed forces during the First World War.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 February 2018 11:51 )

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2018-19 Open Meetings

WW1 Centenary logoIn the second Winter Open Meeting at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday October 31 David Clark will talk about Helensburgh at the time of the World War One Armistice.

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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