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AID WORKER MELANIE RISKS KIDNAP IN WAR ZONE Helensburgh-born aid worker Melanie Ward is helping Nigerian schoolgirls get an education despite the continuing threat of armed group Boko Haram. Working on the dangerous front line in the north east of the country she and her team are in constant danger from armed attack and kidnap.
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Of the 10.5 million Nigerian children who currently have no access to education – 60 per cent are female. Melanie, 38, works for the International Rescue Committee (IRC), which is helping 62,000 traumatised children get back to school in Nigeria’s war-torn north-east region, supported by the Department of International Development (DFID). The dangers of the job were laid bare after Boko Haram killed two humanitarian aid workers last Autumn. But Melanie, Deputy Country Director for the IRC in Nigeria, said: “We are using UK Aid to make Mobile Hairstylist
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NEW ROLE FOR GARELOCHHEAD STATION A Royal Navy veteran is hoping to use the Garelochhead rail station as a centre to assist former military personnel in their transition from being on duty to living civilian life. The project will target those who are isolated and marginalised in the areas around Garelochhead, and is supported by the Scottish Government’s Aspiring Communities Fund, which helps groups and organisations deliver local priorities in the most deprived and fragile communities.
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The Garelochhead Station Trust was launched towards the end of 2018 through a partnership with the Kilmarnock Station Railway Heritage Trust, which works to try and return disused railway station buildings back into community use.
He said: ”When you’ve been institutionalised in the armed forces for most of your life, it is difficult to transition from the military doing everything for you to coming out and being on your own.”
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Alan says preparations are already well under way and he hopes the newly-formed organisation will have an immediate and lasting impact in Garelochhead and the peninsula.
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CHARITY HELPS OVER 60S RESCUE A DOG The Helensburgh Grey Matters group recently drew attention to an interesting project which could help oldies enjoy a doggy companion, and help rescue an unwanted pet. Give a Dog a Bone, and an animal a home, is a small, unique and award-winning Scottish charity that helps the over 60s to afford a rescue pet companion, tackling loneliness in ageing years and the rising number of animals experiencing homelessness.
source of company and affection. They also provide routine, encourage exercise and can give someone a sense of purpose.
The charity was founded by Louise Russell in November 2013. Since then the charity has helped more than 300 animals, and their owners, find a brighter future, together. Louise, from Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, was given the Community Award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the House of Lords for her work.
Louise says: “If finances are a barrier to adopting a pet companion we can pay the rehoming fee of a rescue dog and continue to support on a monthly basis, by paying for associated pet food costs.
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it has provided additional help in supporting terminally ill individuals to find emergency foster care for their animals or full time, forever homes for those who can no longer cope, bringing great peace of mind to those at a troubled time of life.
Recent statistics published by Age UK highlight a concern that older people can regularly go up to a month without speaking to anyone.
“We also support those in the same age group who already have a pet companion but are now struggling to afford them, by providing them with similar financial assistance.”
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PLANTS SALE AT GLENARN The start of spring heralds visits to local gardens. The garden at Glenarn in Rhu opened for the season on the first day of spring and there is already lots of colour.
The Geilston Gardens at Cardross opened for the new season on April 1st and Friends of the Garden are holding a Photo Walk this month to show off its highlights. Local photographer Katheryn Polley will lead participants through the Gardens and Woodlands, assisting with the selection of subject matter, composition and framing. Geilston is regarded as one of the National Trust for Scotland’s hidden gems. It is described as intimate and tranquil, with the secluded appeal of a private garden.
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On Sunday 28th April, from 2 – 5 pm, a special plant sale and open day is being held on behalf of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme charities and the Helensburgh Dementia Resource Centre with cream scones and tea available.
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The plants include magnolias, rhododendrons, acers, meconopsis, all raised from cuttings from Glenarn plants or from specialist seed exchanges and many other plants, mainly from the garden that do well in this area.
Glenarn first opened to the public under the Scotland’s Gardens scheme in 1939, and open days were even held during World War Two, when visitors were advised to bring sugar for their tea because of rationing.
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EXPANSION PLANNED FOR TOWN’S CINEMA Helensburgh’s cinema complex housed in a former church has been a huge hit with the local community who have flocked to see the latest films as well as live shows. “The current toilets, kitchen and ancillary facilities are inadequate for the current and future use of the building.
Now the charity behind the project has announced plans to expand its facilities by upscaling to four screens along with a function suite and bar. A decision on planning permission is expected this month.
“It is proposed to demolish a single-storey section of the building to the rear of the Hall. This part of the building is of no great character.”
The Tower, based in the former St Columba’s Parish Church on Sinclair Street, has been open since 2016, operated by local charity The Tower Digital Arts Centre.
The proposed extension will accommodate an entrance foyer, a bar, auditorium four, a function suite, teaching workshops and toilets.
Teaching workshops are also part of the plans, which have been submitted to Argyll and Bute Council’s planning department by Glasgow architects Honeyman Jack and Robertson on behalf of the charity. A decision on whether or not the extension, which would also host new toilet facilities, can go ahead is expected from the authority this month In a statement published on the council’s website, the architects say: “To achieve a sustainable cinema operation it is considered essential to have a total of four screens.
“Funding support has been indicated for the development of STEM subjects science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
The extension will complement the existing facilities to link the existing and proposed uses and provide adequate toilet and ancillary facilities with the aim of achieving a financially sustainable operation for the enjoyment of the local community and visitors to the town. The proposed extension will have level access at the entrance and level access links to the existing facilities.
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MAKING THE JOB WORTHWHILE The job of running a youth café for eight years can be quite a task, however every so often something special happens when a child excels at something that it has encouraged. And that is exactly what happened to Susie Will, Chair of the Cove and Kilcreggan Youth Café recently. Susie tells the CA: “When five local youth café children, took it upon themselves to spend a miserable weekend, selflessly cleaning up a particularly polluted area of our peninsula shoreline it warmed our hearts. “The feeling of achievement that we make a difference makes it constantly worthwhile.” Katie Bray, Emma Bray, Fiona Bray, Sophie Buchan and Eilidh Morton gathered a substantial amount of rubbish .
Cove and Kilcreggan Youth Café have recognised this act with a small presentation of a certificate and a "Well Done" award – not to mention a news release to let the wider community know. The Café is a peninsula success story and now has a dance group, a football team and there’s integration ongoing with the sailing club, West Dunbartonshire Football and Cove Park Artists retreat. Young people come from all over the peninsula to its open door hospitality, and there’s always a trained and supportive ear for any young person with a problem.
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Support WW2 MINE HELPS RAISE PIER FUNDS Groups The Helensburgh Seafront Development Project recently posted on Facebook that a WW2 mine has been rescued, refurbished and sited near the pier where it belongs. The Project committee say: “Please spread the word and drop a few coins in when you’re passing. All proceeds go towards the repair and upkeep of the pier.”
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one of the funding avenues being explored and the group was working with Argyll and Bute Council to reopen the pier to marine traffic ‘as soon as practically possible’. In a recent statement Mr Lindsay says: “We can announce that we have engaged a reputable consultant to carry out a comprehensive study into viable options in regards to developing the pier and its environs for the benefit of the local community.
The pier has been closed since a notice to mariners was issued last autumn, and as we report in this edition the Waverley paddle steamer’s spring timetable has omitted Helensburgh for the first time in many years as it is unlikely to be able to berth at the pier.
“It is our vision to include berths for fee-paying vessels such as yachts, tour boat operators and, potentially, a ferry service to Greenock. It is anticipated that
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SSAFA’S HELP GAVE JACK A SAFE HAVEN Alison Sturgeon will be walking 26 miles in the Glasgow Kiltwalk to raise money for SSAFA, after they helped her secure funding for a lifechanging extension to her home.
Mulvaney, their case worker, pulled off: “nothing short of a miracle.“ The project cost £29,000 and £18,000 of that was sourced by SSAFA. Although the building process was beset with problems, by Christmas 2018 it was finally completed. Jack now has a big lounge with a TV and sofa bed, plus a wet room and patio doors so he can have his own entrance. Soft lighting and thick carpeting mean the noise is muffled and it is a very soothing environment for him.
Alison, who works in the town’s Cancer Research shop has a son, Jack, 23, who suffers with autism and a learning disorder. After leaving school Jack’s needs became far more complex and he struggled to cope with the change. Alison says, “At that age young people’s brains go through an enormous amount of growth, which can have a knock-on effect with their mental health and wellbeing. This growth coupled with his huge change in routine made life a real struggle for Jack.
“My husband, Jonathan, was due to retire from the Royal Navy after 27 years in the submarine service. Luckily, he secured a job at Faslane as a trainer which was a huge relief.” It soon became apparent that their current living situation wasn’t meeting Jack’s needs, or their own. The couple had hoped to convert their existing garage into an adapted living space for Jack to be supported by his carers and to give them some much-needed privacy.
They started the very long process of applying for funding five years ago, A&B Council eventually agreed to pay for a wet room and soft wall coverings, but despite mortgaging their home, there was still a huge deficit. It took years to pull together the necessary medical reports and builders quotes and the Sturgeons nearly gave up, then, SSAFA Dunbartonshire came on board. Alison says that James Leatherby, Branch Chairman at SSAFA Dunbartonshire and Janet
The project was only made possible thanks to funding from SSAFA Dunbartonshire, Argyll & Bute Council, RN&RM Children’s Charity, RNBT and Poppy Scotland. Alison said: “We are indebted to them all for the patience and generosity. Please support SSAFA by donating to my funding page for the Glasgow Kiltwalk on Sunday 28th April.” See glasgowkiltwalk2019. everydayhero.com/uk/alison-33. To sign up, visit www.kiltwalk.co.uk. If you have any questions about joining Team SSAFA or to request flyers please contact david.black@ ssafa.org.uk or 07557268867.
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Oratorio Choir have has revealed the exciting news that eight of the choir are taking part in an international performance of Will Todd's 'Mass in Blue' in the New York Lincoln Centre.
The Music of Will Todd features choirs and choruses from universities, colleges and high
schools for one afternoon only at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center blending their voices to celebrate the music of the great English composer. And in other news, two members of the Helensburgh Oratorio choir had a chance to meet the celebrated composer Sir Karl Jenkins. Anne Mitchell and Vivienne Murray went to Berlin at the beginning of November 2018 to join with a massed choir of over 2000 choristers from 30 countries around the world including Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
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To celebrate his 75th birthday, Sir Karl is conducting The Armed Man in several concerts including Glasgow. Vivienne added: â€œSeveral members of the Helensburgh Oratorio Choir went along to hear the concert and Anne and I were lucky to meet him again.â€?
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Choir spokesperson Kathryn Clark said: â€œThis follows on from our very successful concert in December, when our then conductor Jonathon Swinard's enthusiasm and encouragement coaxed us out of our comfort zone to perform this amazing piece. He also secured The Will Todd Ensemble to accompany the choir. As well as performing on April 7th, we will also be taking part in the TNYC Tartan Day parade on the 6th.â€?
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April 2019 | Legal Matters
CARE HOME PLAN FOR PARK
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A planning decision on a new care home containing bars and a beauty salon sited near Helensburgh’s Hermitage Park is expected this month.
This month: SIMPLIFIED DIVORCE The breakdown of a marriage and subsequent legal process of divorce can be an emotionally difficult time. Fortunately, in Scotland we have the benefit of the Simplified Divorce Procedure.
The four-storey facility is the subject of a bid for planning permission by DTA Architects, who wish to install it in the park’s current depot area. A planning and access statement by the architects, on behalf of East Kilbride-based estate developer Simply UK, said: “The proposals include a speciallydesigned private residents' garden area overlooking Hermitage Park as well as on-site parking for guests and staff. “The proposals contain 64 bedrooms over two blocks in an L-shape arrangement designed to maximise the site potential whilst still maintaining secure garden areas and parking/ servicing facilities. “The new care home aims to
offer superior levels of care in luxurious surroundings and will provide residents with hotel-like services such as a beauty salon, bars, top class food and round the clock care all set within a leafy and peaceful setting. “These design proposals aim to significantly improve the use of this prominent site within the centre of Helensburgh, also bordering Hermitage Park which is currently undergoing an extensive redevelopment programme, whilst bringing much-needed facilities to the town and community.”
This is also often referred to as the ’Do It Yourself’ divorce and can only be used in the appropriate circumstances. The only ground for divorce in Scotland is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage and this can be established in different ways. For the purpose of a simplified divorce, it can be established on the basis that you have been separated for one year and your spouse consents to the divorce, there have been two years of separation or that either you or your spouse have been issued
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Calendar of events Yoga Class
Helensburgh Parish Church Hall 3-4pm. New members welcome. Please contact Jane with any questions. 0796 3936 780 firstname.lastname@example.org Weekly
Tai Chi Class Cove Burgh Hall 1-2pm. Professor Cheng Man-ch’ing 37 Step Simplified Yang Style Form. First class free, donation thereafter. Call between 10-11pm. 07999 757861 www.9wavestaichi.org Weekly
Bridge Victoria Halls 1-4pm. Intermediate. Warm welcome to new members. Kay Reid 01436 676718 John McPherson 01436 821851 Weekly Sept-May
Macmillan Drop-in Helensburgh Library 1.30-4.30pm. Providing info and support for people affected by cancer. Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service. 01586 555932 email@example.com Weekly
Helensburgh Parish Church Hall 2-4pm. All Media. 01436 675741 Weekly Helensburgh Parish Church Halls 2pm. National Trust For Scotland - Speaker Ian Riches. u3asites.org.uk/helensburgh/events First Monday of Every Month
Geein’ It Laldy: Ukulele Group Helensburgh Parish Church Halls 2-4pm. If you play the ukulele then why not come along and join us to strum along! firstname.lastname@example.org Weekly
Victoria Halls 1.30pm. A friendly and informal club for intermediate players. No partners are required. 01436 673362 Weekly
1st Peninsula Beavers
Helensburgh Parish Church Hall 8-10pm. We teach Scottish dance to adults of any age and experience. Beginners are very welcome. Our aim is to preserve Scotland’s culture of Dance & Music by encouraging more folk to “Dance Scottish”. No partner required, come on your own or with a friend/partner. 01436 842695 Weekly
Painting class Helensburgh Widows & Widowers Group Commodore Hotel, Helensburgh 6-8pm. A group for widows and widowers to meet, socialise and support each other. Pam Durrant 07904074013 First Monday of every month
Rosslea Hall Hotel 6.30pm. To be Announced. 01436 820352 Weekly
Helensburgh Army Cadets ACF Hut, Lomond Street, Helensburgh 7-9pm. The ACF offers a variety of militarythemed activities along with adventurous training and STEM, young people 12-18 yrs. 07894 088911 email@example.com armycadets.com/county/argyll-andsutherland-highlanders-battalion-acf Weekly
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Northwood House Nursing Home 7.15pm. £3 entry. Tea and biscuits. New members welcome. Kathy Jones 01436 674089 Weekly
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Oak Tree Gallery 10-12pm. Painting class with Sofia Perina Miller. Suitable for all levels. 01436 672132 Weekly
Helensburgh & District Probus Club
Royal Northern Yacht Club 10-11.30am. Meet for coffee and a chat. Monthly lunches are held in the Ardencaple Hotel on the third Thursday of the month. During the winter there is a lecture programme at the RN&CYC, on the fourth Thursday of the month at 2.30pm. 01436 678789 Weekly
Sculpt Callanetics MAE Technique
United Reformed Church 12.30pm. Tighten & reshape your body quickly while increasing strength flexibility & body alignment. Non-impact & easy on the joints. For all ages & fitness levels. Susan Winton 07880630065 Weekly
Helensburgh Rotary Club
Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club 12.45pm for 1pm. Weekly lunch for members and rotarians from other clubs. Mike Jane 01436 821282 firstname.lastname@example.org Weekly
Cove and Kilcreggan Stay and Play
Cove Burgh Hall Baby and Toddler play group meets twice a week. TUE: 1-2.30pm (£2 per child, £1 for babies under 1 or additional children). WED: 9.45-10.45am (£1 per child). Coffee and tea for the grown-ups and snack provided for the little ones. Weekly
Local Vocals Helensburgh Parish Church Hall 1.30pm. Community Choir, dementia friendly. All welcome. Alison 01436 671613 Weekly
Kilcreggan Scout Hall 6-7pm. All new members welcome. 01436 831528 • 07975 775551 Weekly (Term time only)
Helensburgh Canoe Club Helensburgh Swimming Pool 7.30pm. 10 session adult course in Basic Canoe Skills (For Beginners or near Beginners). email@example.com Weekly
Helensburgh Oratorio Choir Rehearsal
Helensburgh Parish Church Halls 7.30pm. Rehearsal for our exciting 201819 season. New members are always welcome. 07790 085988 firstname.lastname@example.org www.helensburghoratorio.co.uk Weekly
Arrochar Army Cadets Arrochar WETC, Tarbert Road 7-9pm. The ACF offers a variety of militarythemed activities along with adventurous training and STEM, young people 12-18 yrs. 07894 088911 email@example.com armycadets.com/county/argyll-andsutherland-highlanders-battalion-acf Weekly (Term time only)
Garelochhead Army Cadets Garelochhead Trg Camp 7-9pm. The ACF offers a variety of militarythemed activities along with adventurous training and STEM, young people 12-18 yrs. 07894 088911 firstname.lastname@example.org armycadets.com/county/argyll-andsutherland-highlanders-battalion-acf Weekly (Term time only)
Wednesday 3rd Rhu Baby & Toddler Group
Rhu Hall 9.30-11am. Baby and Toddler Group for all under 5s. £2 per family, includes snack and drink for children, tea/coffee for guardian. See Facebook group for this week's activity. 01436 821271 email@example.com Weekly (Term time only)
Cardross Mother & Toddler Group
Cardross Church Hall 10-11.30am. Come join us for coffee and a chat while the wee ones play! 07717 238979 firstname.lastname@example.org Weekly
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What's On Calendar | April 2019 Baby & Toddler Group
Helensburgh Parish Church Hall 10-11.30am. Lots of toys, drinks and snacks provided. All welcome. Maria 07584 067901 Weekly
Infant Feeding Support Helensburgh Victoria Halls, Helensburgh 11am-12noon. We provide tea and coffee and there is a qualified NHS-trained peer that attends each meeting. A chance for breastfeeding mums to get help, support or just a cuppa. Weekly
Helensburgh & District Chest, Heart & Stroke Club
Jubilee Room, Victoria Halls 10-12pm. Unless otherwise indicated all meetings are held in the Jubilee Room of the Victoria Halls. WED 6th: The Tower Cinema. WED 13th: St Patrick’s Day Celebration. WED 20th: Crafts with Brenda. WED 27th: Angela’s Seated Aerobics. Jean 01436-674966
Kilcreggan Carers Café
Kilcreggan Carers Café 10-12pm. Come along for a chance to get together and/or some advice or support. A cup of tea/coffee and a cake awaits. 01436 673444
Knit 'n' Natter Group
Helensburgh & Lomond Carers SCIO Centre 11-1pm. Come along for a chance to get together and/or some advice or support. 01436 673444 Also on 17th
Time for Me - Art Group
Helensburgh Art Hub, 77 West Clyde St 1pm. Mixed media art and wellbeing group for all abilities. There is no set charge, pay what is right for you (0-£15) all donations welcome. Booking required. 07581658917 firstname.lastname@example.org Weekly
Helensburgh Wednesday Bridge Club
Victoria Halls 1-4.30pm. Come along to play some gentle, and friendly, duplicate Bridge. We would be very glad if some others came to join us. Single players and partners welcome. Susan Muir 01436 674202 James Duncan 01389 841 466 Weekly
Cardross, Colgrain & Craigendoran Senior Citizens Association Cardross Parish Church Halls 2pm. Tea and chat, table top games and speakers. New members welcome. Fortnightly
Cove and Kilcreggan SWI Cove Burgh Hall 2pm. Monthly meeting talk. 1st Wednesday of month (Sept-May)
Oak Tree Gallery 5.30-6.30pm. Qigong with Ken Symon. 07866970648 Weekly
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Wednesday 3rd Garelochhead Dog Training
Gibson Hall 7-7.45pm. Beginner and puppy specialisation. 7.45-8.30pm. Intermediate socialisation. 8.309.25pm. Advanced. Rewards based training in a friendly atmosphere. All Welcome. 07384 341920 www.facebook.com/GarelochheadDTC/ Weekly Kilcreggan Scout Hall 6-7.30pm. All new members welcome. 01436 831528 • 07975 775551 Weekly (Term time only)
1st/2nd Helensburgh Boys' Brigade Helensburgh Parish Church 6.30-7.45pm: Anchor boys (ages 5-8) and Junior Section (ages 8-11). 6.308.30pm: Company Section (ages 11-18). Sunday 24th March: Battalion Parade in Milngavie. Wednesday 27th March: Games night 6:30pm-8pm. Volunteers (DofE, Saltire Awards, etc) welcome. Please get in touch if you can contribute. Captain Iain Talman 07810 801115 email@example.com Weekly (term time only)
Helensburgh & Gareloch Horticultral Society Victoria Halls, Helensburgh 7pm. Kate White, Head gardener from Cowden Castle gardens will give an illustrated talk on the history and restoration of their Japanese Garden. Visitors and new members welcome. 07808580866
Helensburgh Parish Church 11.30am-2.30pm. Run by volunteers and aimed at a range of different people who may be recovering from drug or alcohol addiction, mental health issues or feel socially isolated. www.facebook.com/WelcomeToRecovery Weekly
Victoria Bridge Club Victoria Halls 1pm. New members always welcome. Partners required but we may be able to match up people if needed. Why not come and give it a go! Nina Park 01436 672099 or Margaret Shaw 01436 672155 Weekly
Student Art Class St Joseph's Lower Hall, Helensburgh 4-5.30pm. Art class aimed at students aged 10+. All materials and snack included. Book via karlynsclasses.com. Weekly
Okeko Bioenergy Therapy Group Healing Sessions Cardross Library 5-7pm. Booking required. Minimal time investment for optimal healing. 15/30min during 5 consecutive days. Free of charge. Donations gratefully accepted. T&C’s apply. 07411181177 firstname.lastname@example.org okeko.org Weekly
Helensburgh and Lomond Young Carers Drama Workshop
Beginners Painting Class Oak Tree Gallery 1-3pm. Beginners painting class with Sofia Perina Miller. Watercolours and Acrylics. 01436 672132 Weekly
Thursday Café Bethesda Christian Fellowship 2.30-4pm. In addition to an array of teas, coffees and bakes on offer, there is also a play area for toddlers and a craft area for older children. 07581570090 or 07854262255 www.bethesdachristianfellowship.org.uk
Helensburgh and Lomond Carers Centre, Lomond Street 6-7.45pm. Helensburgh and Lomond Young Carers are running a drama programme called: “Get involved with the drama”. Funding has come from the Armed Forces Covenant Trust. See page 4 for more details. Open to all registered young carers. 01436 670555 Facebook @helensburghandlomondyoungcarers Weekly
1st Peninsula Scouts Kilcreggan Scout Hall 7-9pm. All new members welcome. 01436 831528 • 07975 775551 Weekly (Term time only)
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Helensburgh Digital Photography Club The Tower 7.30pm. All ages welcome. Join our Facebook group for details. Fortnightly
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Friday 5th Fun First Fun First is a children's charity providing FREE (Donations Welcome) FunTime and fitness daily sessions at various locations and times to aid children's development. Centre 81, Garelochhead: FRI, 9.4511am, birth-5yrs. Helensburgh Library: MON, 9.45-11am, birth-5yrs. Colgrain Community House: TUE, 9.45-11am, birth-5yrs. Cardross Library: TUE, 1.452.30pm, birth-5yrs. Victoria Halls: WED, Fitness sessions, 10-10.45am, 18mth-5yrs. THU, 9.45-11.30am, birth-5yrs. Family Centre, Churchill Square: THU, 1.452.30pm, birth-5yrs. firstname.lastname@example.org www.funfirst.org.uk www.facebook.com/funfirst1 Weekly (Term time only)
Helensburgh Parish Church Hall 1.30pm. All abilities welcome. Alison 01436 371613 Weekly
Helensburgh Girls' Brigade The Bridge, Helensburgh Parish Church Explorers (P1-P3) meet 7-8pm; Juniors (P4P7) and Brigaders (S1-S6) meet 7-8.30pm. All girls welcome. 07921 189074 email@example.com Weekly (term time only)
St Joseph's Lower Hall, Helensburgh 4-5.30pm. Art group aimed at teenage students, aged 13-17. All materials and refreshments included. Book via karlynsclasses.com. Weekly
Saturday 6th Grey Matters
Sculpt Callanetics MAE Technique Helensburgh Parish Church 9.30pm. Tighten & reshape your body quickly while increasing strength flexibility & body alignment. Non-impact & easy on the joints. For all ages & fitness levels. Susan Winton 07880630065 Weekly
Brownie Hall, John Street 10.30am. A great way to find out what’s going on locally and to meet new friends. Regular day trips and activities also organised. 01436 671613 firstname.lastname@example.org Weekly
Free Chair Yoga Classes Cove Burgh Hall 1-2pm. For those who may not be agile enough to enjoy a regular yoga class but would like to experience the mental and physical benefits. Supported by Argyll & Bute Health and Wellbeing Network with time for a drink and chat afterwards. No equipment necessary. Veronica Ferguson 07799031649 Weekly
Le Café Parisien
Cove Burgh Hall Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start. Tickets: £10 from usual outlets. Bar and raffle. This highly popular jazz trio has a huge range, from swing to classical, Romany to Celtic. Leader Andy Lawrenson has promised us ‘a musical and cultural journey through the streets, cafés and terraces of Europe, all delivered with a fresh new twist'. www. coveburghhall.uk/what-s-on/cove-burghhall/live-atcbh/le-cafe-parisian/
West Highland Way and Ardess Hidden History Trail 9.30am. Meet at Helensburgh Swimming Pool Car Park. From Sallochy Bay Car Park, walk along the West Highland Way to Ardess Lodge NTS Ranger Centre. Follow the waymarked trail to join, and descend, the Ptarmigan Ridge path before returning to the car park along the WHW. Sorry, no dogs except registered assistance dogs. 01389 731953 email@example.com
Helensburgh Amateur Swimming Club Helensburgh Swimming Pool Coaching programme for competitive swimmers, aged 6+. See website for training schedule. www.helensburghasc.co.uk Weekly
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Cardross Church Hall 7.30pm. Cardross SWI Speaker: Roo Irvine of Kilcreggan Antiques and BBC Antiques Expert. Competitions, article in counted thread, ramekin of paté. Visitors £3.00. 01389 841396
Tuesday 9th Helensburgh Flower Club
Victoria Halls, Helensburgh 2pm. Visit by Dr Rosalind Stewart from Troon, demonstration entitled ‘My Journey Through Flowers’. We welcome both members and guests to come along. firstname.lastname@example.org Second Tuesday of Every Month
Wednesday 10th Coffee Mornings for Carers
Helensburgh & Lomond Carers SCIO Centre 10-12pm. Why not drop in for a coffee and a chat and a get together. 01436 673444 Fortnightly
Cove & Kilcreggan Youth Café SAT: 2-5pm, for 9yrs and over. MON & THU: 6.30-8.30pm. Keep up to date with what’s going on. Facebook Cove and Kilcreggan Youth Café Weekly
HORTICULTURAL & LANDSCAPING SERVICES
Helensburgh Parish Church 10-12.30pm. Holiday Club for P1-P7 Games, Crafts, Music, Bible Stories and Snacks. Booking required. email@example.com www.helensburghcos.org
Helensburgh and West Dunbartonshire Ramblers
Meeting of Rhu and Shandon Community Council
Rhu Hall 7.30pm. The papers for the meeting will be posted on the website. www.rhuandshandoncommunity.org
Gardens and Trees
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Superheroes of Faith Holiday Club
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Helensburgh Art Club Annual General Meeting
Sunday 7th Official Opening and Information Afternoon
Helensburgh Art Hub, 77 West Clyde St 1pm. The Helensburgh Art Hub is officially open. Come and see what we are doing and what we can do for you. 07581658917 firstname.lastname@example.org Weekly
Helensburgh Sailing Club 7.30pm. Open to all members.
Friday 12th Legal Advice
Helensburgh & Lomond Carers SCIO Centre 10-1pm. A Senior Solicitor from Morison's Solicitors will be available to answer questions on any legal concerns you may have. Specialist areas are: Guardianship, POA and advice on Wills. Booking required. 01436 673444 Second Friday of every month
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Helensburgh and West Dunbartonshire Ramblers
Friends of Geilston Photo Walk
Ben Vane (Callander) 8.30am. Meet at Helensburgh Swimming Pool Car Park. This is a strenuous walk which involves exposed mountainous terrain and is not recommended for inexperienced hill walkers. Sorry, no dogs except registered assistance dogs. 01389 731953 firstname.lastname@example.org
Geilston Gardens, Cardross 2pm. Photographer Katheryn Polley will lead participants on a walk through the gardens and woodlands, assisting with the selection of subject matter composition and framing. Booking required. NTS Members ÂŁ6. Non members ÂŁ6 plus usual gardens charge (Adult ÂŁ7.50, Conc ÂŁ5.50). email@example.com
Market in the Square
Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh 10am-4pm. Fresh home baking, seasonal veg, fresh meat and fish and craft stalls. Second Saturday of every month
Nearly New/ Jumble & Bric-abrac Sale
Helensburgh URC 10-2pm. Entry 50p. Nearly New/Jumble & Bric-a-brac sale. Men, women and children's clothing and bric-a-brac. Hot rolls, tea/coffee on sale. 01436 672352
Oak Tree Gallery 1.30-4.30pm. Oil Painting with Thomas Cameron. Suitable for all levels. Refershments included. 01436 672132
Cove and Kilcreggan Bowling Club 2pm open day. Normal bar opening times: Tuesday 6.30-11pm, Friday 6.30pm - 1am, Saturday 6.30pm-1am. Everyone welcome.
Sunday 14th Garden Opening
Kilarden, Rosneath 2-5pm. Sheltered garden with notable collection of hybrid and species rhododendrons. Homemade teas in Church Hall, Organ music in Church and Shandon Ukelele band in Garden. Admission ÂŁ3.00 Friends of St Modans and SGS beneficiaries. 01436 678364 firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists Talk - Assemblage Art Collective
Helensburgh Art Hub, 77 West Clyde St 2pm. Free. Come along and enjoy an insight into the work of Assemblage Art Collective from the artists first hand. Refreshments provided. No booking required. 07581658917 email@example.com
Craigrownie Church, Cove 2.30pm. Tickets ÂŁ6.00 including tea/coffee and home baking. Available from the Events Committee and Kilcreggan Post Office. An afternoon of music with The Buchanan Ensemble (Stephen Adam and Friends). All proceeds to Church Funds.
Fairtrade Coffee Morning
Helensburgh URC 10-12pm. All proceeds to Traidcraft Exchange. ÂŁ2.50 inc Coffee/Tea & Cake. 01436672352 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cove & Kilcreggan Literary Society Annual Outing
Cairn Oâ€™Mohr Fruit Winery & Glendoick Gardens and Garden Centre Annual Outing, to Cairn Oâ€™Mohr Fruit Winery and Glendoick Gardens and Garden Centre. Coach pick up at CBH and around the peninsula. Members and friends of the Society welcome. 01436 831744 email@example.com www.covekilcregganlitsoc.org
The Arts Society Lomond and Argyll
Victoria Halls, Helensburgh 10.30am. Lecture: Bhutan Kingdom of the Dragon. Zara Fleming explores the history, art and culture of this extraordinary country and its traditional Buddhist values. Non- members welcome. ÂŁ10. Coffee available from 10am. 01436 671875 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 17th Bethesda Christian Fellowship 10.30-12pm. A community cafĂŠ with tea, coffee and home baking. The programme includes a mix of musical entertainment, poems and slide shows. 07581570090 or 07854262255 www.bethesdachristianfellowship.org.uk Third Wednesday of every month
Glen Shira 9.30am. Meet at Helensburgh Swimming Pool Car Park. Follow the tarmac road by the River Shira part way up the glen. Cross the river by the bridge and follow the track to Drimlee. Return by the same track to the bridge. Then take a rough track back to the start. Mainly flat. Sorry, no dogs except registered assistance dogs. 01389 731953 email@example.com
The Guide Hall, Helensburgh 7.30pm. Local Group AGM. This the Group AGM followed by members pictures. 01436 821178 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hermitage Park Action Day
Hermitage Park, Helensburgh 2-4pm. Meet at the war memorial gates. Bring gloves and your own hand tools if you wish but tools are provided. Work includes clearing overgrown areas, weeding and general tidying up. 01436 820334 email@example.com Third Thursday of the month
Cove and Kilcreggan SWI Craft Evening Cove Burgh Hall 9.30pm. Our monthly craft drop in. Members ÂŁ2 to cover hire of room. Guests ÂŁ5. tea and coffee available.
Saturday 20th RSPB Local Group Outing
Outside Helensburgh Swimming Pool 8am. A local group outing to Lanarkshire looking for early migrants at places like Barons Haugh. Dress for the outdoors & bring a packed lunch & drink. 01436 821178 firstname.lastname@example.org
Easter Hot Cross Bun Coffee Morning
St Modans Church Hall, Rosneath 10-12pm. Adults ÂŁ2, Children Free. A warm and friendly morning, all welcome. Stalls include home baking/ produce, tombola, children's egg decoration competition (children must be accompanied by an adult). All donations will be much appreciated. 01436 831848
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Helensburgh & Lomond Carers SCIO Centre 1-3pm. Needing a break? Come along to our Pamper Afternoon. Facials, Massages and Nail Painting! 01436 673444 Oak Tree Gallery 7-9pm. An Evening Drawing with Judith Anna Spence. Suitable for all levels. Refreshments included. 01436 672132
Get Together and Make Helensburgh Art Hub, 77 West Clyde St 3pm. Come along to this free arts and crafts workshop with Karlyn and Sally. Donations welcome. Book in the Art Hub. 07581658917 email@example.com Weekly
Wednesday 24th Helensburgh & Dumbarton Parkinsons Support Group Helensburgh Parish Church Hall 1.30-3pm. Come along and meet with others to chat, sharing experiences and advice. 07976 866647 firstname.lastname@example.org Last Wednesday of every month
Helensburgh & Gareloch Horticultral Society Victoria Halls, Helensburgh 7pm. Spring Show and AGM. 07808580866
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Calendar of events Sunday 21st Helensburgh and West Dunbartonshire Ramblers
Ladies Nearly New Clothes Sale Rhu Church Hall 10-12.30pm. Tea/coffee and home baking. Come along, bring a friend and bag a bargain. In aid of Motor Newron Charity. 01436 820483 / 01436 820530 / 01436 820289
JOBO’s Big Band
Ben Vrackie 8am. Meet at Helensburgh Swimming Pool Car Park. This is a strenuous walk which involves exposed mountainous terrain and is not recommended for inexperienced hill walkers. Sorry, no dogs except registered assistance dogs. 01389 731953 email@example.com
The Commodore Hotel 7.30pm. Tickets £8.00, Children free. Available from orchestra members or on the door. Lomond and Clyde Community Orchestra present: JOBO’s Big Band. All welcome. Proceeds to Lomond and Clyde Community Orchestra. 07976726822
Cove Burgh Hall 8pm Concert. Invitation to the Dance. Supported by professional soloists will sing classical, traditional, Latin and thirties songs about dance. Tickets from Kilcreggan PO or at the door, £10. Under 16s free. 07766006588
Relaxation Morning Helensburgh & Lomond Carers SCIO Centre 10-11.30am. Come along and learn simple, helpful ways to relax through a combination of breathing & meditation. Booking required. 01436 673444
Friendship Group Dementia Resource Centre 2-4pm. Come along for a chance to get together and/or some advice or support. 01436 673444 Last Friday of every month
Ceilidh Dance Osprey Suite, Commodore Hotel 8pm. Helensburgh & District Highland Association are holding their regular monthly dance. Featuring Lomond Ceilidh Band. Members £8 and visitors £10 (Children - half price.) 8pm till midnight. All welcome! 01389 756996 firstname.lastname@example.org www.helensburghhighlandassociation.org Last Friday of every month
Friday 26th Great Western Auctions
Helensburgh Sailing Club 10-2pm. Anita Manning and her team will value your antiques and collectables. Tickets £10.00 (for three items) available on the day or in advance from Terri Paterson. All proceeds are in aid of the RNLI. 07591 089160
Saturday 27th Messy Church Helensburgh United Reformed Church 10.30-12.30pm. Free. Messy Church with craft and stories for children 0-11yrs, parents and carers. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Register on the day. Includes soup and light lunch. 01436 679565 email@example.com
Sunday 28th Helensburgh and West Dunbartonshire Ramblers Binnein Beag 8am. Meet at Helensburgh Swimming Pool Car Park. This is a strenuous walk which involves exposed mountainous terrain and is not recommended for inexperienced hill walkers. Sorry, no dogs except registered assistance dogs. 01389 731953 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kilt Walk Glasgow to Moss O Balloch 9am, 9.30am & 10am. £12.80 to £31.69. Walk with friends, family, colleagues, your dog or your team. Distance: 26 miles, 13 miles or 6 miles. www.thekiltwalk.co.uk
Rhu Clean-up Crew
Ardencaple Hotel 10am (tide dependent). We are a group of like-minded people who want to keep Rhu Beach clean. We encourage new members to join us in the fight against plastic washing up on our shores. Last Sunday of month
Glenarn Plant Sale
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NEW KIT FOR HELENSBURGH NETBALL CLUB Helensburgh Netball Club are delighted to announce that The Community Advertiser is sponsoring new tops for all players in recognition of the club’s role in promoting the sport within the local area. To attract new members the club is hosting an Open Door event on 29th April from 6.30 – 8.30pm and encourages anyone 14 years upwards to ‘Give netball a go’. The club has sessions for all levels; whether wanting to play competitively or just for fun; to keep fit or make new friends. Helensburgh Netball Club was founded in January 2008 as a recreational club for women to get together and play netball, increase their fitness and meet new people. Since forming, the club has developed at a rapid rate and currently has two teams playing in the Glasgow Netball League as well as a thriving Recreational side. The club is always looking for
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ways to keep things fresh and a recent skills development initiative organised by club coach, Carly Park, welcomed International Sirens netball player Hayley Mulheron to Helensburgh to share her knowledge and help inspire squad players leading into the second half of the season.
Anyone interested in playing netball is invited to come along to Lomond Schools sports hall on Monday evenings from 6.30pm and have a chat. Club Secretary, Katie Howell says “We welcome ladies over
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LINDA’S READY TO RUN FOR HEART FUND Helensburgh accountant Linda Hunter is taking time out from the tax returns and spreadsheets to undertake: “ the biggest challenge of my life”
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AR D LU I Drovers Inn Inverarnan, 01301 704234 l FRI 5: The Last Fling l SAT 6: Hell 4 Leather l FRI 12: Andy McBride l SAT 13: The Minogue Brothers l FRI 19: Jono l SAT 20: Stuart MacFarlane l SUN 21: 56 Degrees North l MON 22: The Last Fling l FRI 26: Robert Carmichael l SAT 27: Jeff Jeffrey
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SAVE THE DATES Anita Manning and Great Western Auctions will be at Helensburgh Sailing Club, Friday 26 April 2019 from 10am to 2pm. To value your antiques and collectables. Tickets £10.00 (for three items) available on the day or in advance from Terri Paterson 07591 089160. All proceeds are in aid of the RNLI. Items forwarded for sale on the day will receive a discount on auction commission. Tea and coffee will be provided.
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GET WITH THE PROGRAMME… Katie White, female winner of all three Babcock 10k races last year, continues her 10 week training programme. This month we give you the remaining 5 weeks of the beginners’ programme. Try to complete the sessions as best you can, completing the run will have make you stronger and prepare you both physically and mentally for the 10K race. Week 6 From now on, the runs on Tuesday don’t have any walking breaks but instead are made up of intervals of easier and faster paced running. The easier pace running should now be sufficient to allow you to recover enough to maintain the faster running sections. Week 7 For the last few weeks of the plan there are no walking breaks in either the Tuesday or Thursday runs, but over the previous weeks you should have increased your stamina so that they are no longer needed. On Thursday, aim to run at a comfortable pace that you can maintain for the duration of
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On Saturday the WEEK 9 timed 5K run from Week 4 will be WEEK 10 repeated. Compare your time and how you felt this week with your previous attempt; hopefully you will see some improvement. The parkrun is also good practice for the race as you can get used to starting in a big group of people and not starting too fast. Also, try and wear what you plan to wear for the race to check that it is comfortable. You can use your time from the 5K to get a good idea of the time and pace you can expect to run for the 10K, although remember that you probably won’t be able to maintain the same pace for 10K as you can for 5K, so double your 5K time and add 2-5 minutes to get a
realistic target for the 10K. Week 9 With just 1 week to go until the race, the longer run on Saturday is 1 hour running, which if you can do without a walking break or just a short walk, you will be able to complete the 10K with no problems. Week 10 As it is just a few days until the race the aim of this week is to just do a little bit of running to ensure you are well rested and ready for the 10K on Thursday. If you have been able to complete the previous weeks of the plan
then you should be well prepared for the event and confident that you can complete 10K. Plan ahead so you don’t have anything to worry about on the day of the race. Aim to arrive at the event early so you have plenty of time to get ready and have a short jog to warm up. Remember not to start too fast, start at a steady pace that you think you can maintain for the whole distance and if you are feeling good towards the end then you can increase your pace. Most importantly after all your hard work, enjoy the event. Good luck!
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Local News | April 2019
TENNIS CLUB BIDS TO UP MEMBERSHIP The Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club committee has pledged to increase its membership and over time hopefully return to previous levels.
wider area. Adds Bobby: “We’re determined to be as inclusive as possible by making the sport we all love much more affordable to a wider local audience.” A new annual family rate has been introduced – £250 for a family of 2 adults and children under 16 years, a saving of almost 40% from previous rates. In addition, adult fees have been reduced to £150, a saving of 25% from previously. Junior fees are already amongst the lowest in the west of Scotland, £33 for primary school children and £55 for secondary pupils.
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Its facilities include seven all weather floodlit courts and a large multi-functional clubhouse. But Bobby Kerr, communications officer says: “Even with its first class facilities and all we can offer members, the club membership has declined in the last decade. However, tennis is competing in a very busy market place with a number of other sports and clubs
available for families and young people to try out.“ The club has carried out a root and branch review of its annual fees, together with introducing a range of new initiatives to boost membership with a particular emphasis on families. The club feels it has facilities which are second to none in the
The club is also introducing a 20% discount at all junior coaching sessions for members alongside its free Saturday match play sessions. Don’t worry if you’ve never picked up a racquet before, we’ve got that covered with our coaching to suit all levels. All adults will enjoy one free block of coaching over the year including our adult beginners and improvers classes. Children of new adult members will receive a block of coaching completely free of charge. To find out more information log onto www.tennishelensburgh. org.uk or facebook @ helensburghltc.
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WORLD BOOK DAY CELEBRATION Children at Colgrain Primary celebrate World Book Day donation from Taylor Wimpey.
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Children at Colgrain Primary will soon be able to enjoy reading a collection of new books thanks to a donation from Taylor Wimpey. The homebuilder has donated £250 and 100 copies of its own ‘How we build your new home with Millie Mortar and Handy Andy’ to the primary school in Helensburgh to mark World Book Day, which took place on Thursday 7th March. Now in its 22nd year, World Book Day is a celebration of reading and aims to encourage children and young adults to come together to explore the pleasure of books. Johanna McClelland, Head Teacher at Colgrain Primary School, said: “Reading is such an important life skill, which is something that we encourage all of our children to do more of. Having new books to explore helps to keep up an enthusiasm for
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Yvonne Buchanan, Sales Executive for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland joins pupils at Colgrain Primary in Helensburgh to celebrate World Book Day.
reading and we would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their kind donation. We can’t wait to add to our library and share new stories with each other.” Kirsty McGill, Head of Sales for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, said: “Books are a fantastic way for children to learn about the world around them and to feed their imaginations. We were delighted to offer a donation to Colgrain Primary School to help them to celebrate World Book Day, and we hope that the new books will be enjoyed for years to come.”
The donation of £250 and 100 copies of its own fun and informative book ‘How we build your new home with Millie Mortar and Handy Andy’ to Colgrain Primary School is one of many ways in which Taylor Wimpey is supporting the local communities in which it builds. To find out more visit www. taylorwimpey.co.uk/mediacentre/news. Further information about Taylor Wimpey, including new homes developments in the west of Scotland, can be found online at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.
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A friendly, professional service to offer you a wide range of high quality bespoke kitchens, manufactured locally, at great prices.
Call into your local showroom: 14 Meadowbank Street, Dumbarton G82 1SD. We also have showrooms in: Bishopbriggs East Kilbride Falkirk Hillington
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The definitive guide to what's going on in the Helensburgh and Lomond areas in April 2019, hand delivered FREE to over 13,000 local homes an...
Published on Mar 27, 2019
The definitive guide to what's going on in the Helensburgh and Lomond areas in April 2019, hand delivered FREE to over 13,000 local homes an...