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How Rhu garden has developed

THE RESTORATION of a Rhu garden has led to it becoming a major summer visitor attraction in the West of Scotland.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 February 2018 16:46 )


Lay preacher was forger

A LAY PREACHER who officiated at services in Helensburgh was not quite what he seemed.

John Henry Greatrex was a talented early photographer, but also a thief, convict, adulterer and forger, members heard at the final Helensburgh Heritage Trust open meeting of 2017.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 February 2018 16:28 )

Holiday fun at Rosneath

THE JOYS of childhood holidays on the Rosneath Peninsula were shared at the Helensburgh Heritage Trust open meeting in the Civic Centre on Wednesday evening.

Describing life as a caravan holidaymaker as child and then adult was the chief executive of Argyll and Bute Council, Cleland Sneddon.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 November 2017 17:32 )

Photo tour of old churches

AN EXPERT in religious architecture provided a fascinating photographic tour of Helensburgh and district churches at the first open meeting of the Helensburgh Heritage Trust winter season in the Civic Centre on Wednesday September 27. 

The guest speaker — and photographer — was John R.Hume, Honorary Professor at the Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 October 2017 17:47 )

Roll of honour comes home

THE LOAN of the Helensburgh and Gareloch Unionist Association First World War roll of honour from Helensburgh Heritage Trust to the Mackintosh Club was formally made on Friday April 7 2017.

Early days of the Kirk in the Square

THE EARLY days of the Kirk in the Square were outlined to members of Helensburgh Heritage Trust at their final open meeting of the winter season on Wednesday evening.

The speaker in Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre in East Clyde Street was a former minister of the kirk, the Rev David Clark, who is chairman of the Heritage Trust and who at short notice replaced a guest speaker struck down by food poisoning.

Last Updated ( Monday, 10 April 2017 15:51 )

Roman Harbour discovered

MEMBERS of Helensburgh Heritage Trust found themselves with a different speaker and a different topic at their second open meeting of the year on Wednesday.

Originally they had been expecting Professor Dan Atkinson of Edinburgh-based Wessex Archaeology (Scotland) to talk on ‘The Samphire Project: Marine Archaeology on Wrecks around the Coasts of Argyll”.

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 March 2017 16:48 )

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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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