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Tamnavoulin159 viewsThe historic Glen Fruin cottage Tamnavoulin, pictured by Stewart Noble in 2015, the year it was bought for redevelopment. The name of the small cottage derives from the Gaelic for ‘hill of the mill’. The vicinity of the cottage is thought to have been the site of a dwelling as far back as the 15th century, while one account gives the date of the present building as early 19th century.
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Tamnavoulin159 viewsThe historic Glen Fruin cottage Tamnavoulin, pictured by Stewart Noble in 2015, the year it was bought for redevelopment. The name of the small cottage derives from the Gaelic for ‘hill of the mill’. The vicinity of the cottage is thought to have been the site of a dwelling as far back as the 15th century, while one account gives the date of the present building as early 19th century.
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Founders155 viewsPictured at the 50th anniversary of Helensburgh and District branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society in the Victoria Hall in 2002 are founding members Cath Twigg, John Blain and Norah Dunn. Image supplied by Anne Thorn.
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155 viewsThe Conductor, by Caroline Sillars. Copyright the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust.
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Tamnavoulin152 viewsThe historic Glen Fruin cottage Tamnavoulin, pictured by Stewart Noble in 2015, the year it was bought for redevelopment. The name of the small cottage derives from the Gaelic for ‘hill of the mill’. The vicinity of the cottage is thought to have been the site of a dwelling as far back as the 15th century, while one account gives the date of the present building as early 19th century.
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Harvest151 viewsPhotograph taken c.1913 probably by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn, a Helensburgh grocery store manager. It shows harvesting on the hillside above Balernock or Shandon pier. Image supplied by David Clark from a collection of glass slides.
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Farm workers149 viewsPhotograph taken c.1913 probably by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn, a Helensburgh grocery store manager. It shows farm workers with a horse and cart at Duirlands Farm, Glen Fruin. Image supplied by David Clark from a collection of glass slides.
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1944 Hermitage 4th Year boys149 viewsBack row from left, Wood, Macfarlane, McAllister, Hume, McKillop, Howie, Rowatt; second row, Tran, Howard Macdonald, Grant, Rankine, Orr, Davis, Gilchrist, Hardy; front row, Thompson, Sutton, Macaulay, Mactaggart, Robb, Dawson, Isbister, Muir. Corrected and first names would be welcomed. Image supplied by Liz Sutherland.

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Arrochar House Hotel147 viewsOriginally the ancestral seat of the Clan McFarlane, the hotel was founded in 1697. Originally Inverioch House, it became Arrochar House, then the Arrochar House Hotel which it was when this photo was taken. By 1950 it was owned and being run as a temperance hotel by Mrs Annie McLeod. In the 1970s Bobby Campbell from Alexandria bought it and changed the name to the Cobbler Hotel. In the 1980s Pam and Maurice Root-Reid bought the hotel from Mr Campbell, and they built a large extension to the right. In 2004 Wallace Arnold/Sheerings bought the hotel and changed the name to Claymore Hotel.
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Bannachra Castle147 viewsA colour version of the ruins of Bannachra Castle on the Luss road from Helensburgh, between Cross Keys and Arden. The Castle was in roughly the shape of a parallelogram, 46 feet long and 24 feet wide, and was three storeys high with a barrel vaulted basement, a main or hall floor and an attic floor. It is currently owned by the Lumsden family, which has owned the lands on which the castle is since the 19th century. Reputed to be on the site of a former construction, it was probably built in the 16th century. Image c1940.
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School Road Rhu146 viewsA 1909 image of School Road in Row (now Rhu).
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Snowy Hydro146 viewsA 1904 image of a snowstorm at Shandon Hydropathic Hotel. Originally West Shandon, this magnificent building was the home of Robert Napier, the greatest figure in Clyde shipbuilding and marine engineering in the mid-19th century. During World War One the Hydro became a hospital, and in World War Two it was used by the army. In 1951 it became a hotel again, but in 1957 it was closed and demolished.
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