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towN to host top eveNt Argyll Gathering, a new Scottish event celebrating the best of music, culture and the arts is to be held in Helensburgh next month. Several top acts have been confirmed. Opening its doors August 19th 20th the event will showcase the best in traditional contemporary Scottish music, local food and drink and feature interactive workshops. Festival organiser James Windebank says: “Community is at the heart of the festival and its goal is to celebrate the best of what Scotland has to offer culturally. Argyll Gathering is not just a festival, but a platform for people to interact and form an artistic movement. “So far, artists confirmed are the former lead singer of one of Scotland’s most celebrated groups, Runrig‘s Donnie Munro, who will be performing live with a full band. The most famous bagpipe band in the world, Red Hot Chilli Pipers will be bringing their groundbreaking fusion of traditional

Scottish music and rock/pop anthems, Scottish supergroup Treacherous Orchestra are the third of the festival’s headliners - their foot-stomping, Celtic rock performance is sure to blow spectators away.” The festival also boasts Bwani Junction who will perform “Graceland” by Paul Simon, Elephant Sessions, Manran, Federation of the Disco Pimp, Jarlath Henderson Band, Blue Rose Code, Daimh, Fat-Suit, Pronto Mama and, finally Nae Plans (Adam Sutherland & Hamish Napier) will perform over both days with special guests and added surprises.” A community workshop tent, aimed at all ages will showcase music, art and the Gaelic language. There will be delicious food

courtesy of Food From Argyll, sweet treats, a carefully selected beer and ale bar, an independent spirits bar and children’s entertainment will be on offer making the festival something for all the family to enjoy. James told the CA: Having been born and raised in Helensburgh, I’ve seen the town evolve and change over 30 years. The one thing that I always wanted my hometown to have was a spectacular event that focussed on bringing people together to listen to great music, have a dram and really enjoy themselves as a community of people.”

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The group told the Community Advertiser that since Scottish Ministers approved HCWG’s application to register a community interest in some two hectares of badly-neglected woodland in Helensburgh, known as Castle Woods it marks the first step towards a community buyout and it means that the owners are now prohibited from selling the land to any party other than HCWG.

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Helensburgh Parish Church is holding an auction of Specialist Pictures and Antiques on Saturday 3rd June to support Crisis Africa. Tony Kent from the organisers said: ”There will be a coffee morning starting at 10.00 which will give you a chance to view the items for sale then mark off what you wish to bid for on the Auction catalogue while nibbling on some home baked cookies. “Auction starts at 11.00, there will be about 100 items and lots of fun to be had for the whole family. Who knows you may just snap up a picture or antique that could be that all important entrance ticket to Flog It.”

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This year’s Sea Change festival in Cove and Kilcreggan features Lets Circus, an Australian troupe who will set up their own Big Top inside Cove Burgh Hall They’ll give performances on Saturday night and Sunday morning, with an all ages workshop on Saturday afternoon. The festival kicks off on Friday with a Para Handy evening screening two episodes from the legendary TV series with a seafaring supper in between. And adding that vital spark to the proceedings is the actor Joyce Falconer who will MC the proceedings and regale the audience with her own take on sea shanties. Saturday morning sees the fancy dress paraders assemble at Kilcreggan Boatyard at 10.30

ready to march to Cove Burgh Hall in their costumes led by the Circus. Then the inner marcher will be catered for at the annual Mermaid Cafe . On Sunday morning, another circus performance and then the festival moves up to Cove Park for a Barbecue with the Peninsula Choir on hand to serenade guests. Cove Park is also hosting an exhibition of children’s art from pupils at Kilcreggan and Rosneath Primary schools, some of whom attended the Hands On After School Art Project run by Cove Park’s Hands On outreach programme. coveburghhall.uk

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To apply, contact Lissa Brackley at the council at lissa.brackley@ argyll-bute.gov.uk The £50,000 community fund was approved by the environment, development and infrastructure committee earlier this month. Also given the go-ahead was £100,000 to provide four additional environmental wardens. They will be focusing on enforcement and education around litter and dog fouling. They will be equipped with vehicles with CCTV cameras to help tackle the issue. They will be in post for a year to boost resources already in place. A further £50,000 will go towards other works that support tackling dog fouling and litter, including marine litter, as well as refuse collection and grounds maintenance.

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Helensburgh & District Highland Association organises Ceilidh Dances on the last Friday of the month throughout the year. It contributes profits made to local good causes.

The cheques were presented to representatives from the good causes at a recent function at The Osprey Suite of the Commodore Vintage Inn. Ronnie Reardon from the Association said: ”The Highland Association has recently celebrated its 110th Anniversary

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A donation of profits made, which can regularly be as much as £2000 has been made annually for many years, and is generally aimed at local good causes.

He worked in Glasgow and then Germany before restoring the Kew Gardens orchid collection, to its former glory which had been severely depleted over the years. He then moved back to the Kibble Palace in Glasgow.

For more information about the Association, including future functions, etc can be found at www. helensburghhighlandassociation. org”

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Lieutenant John Reginald Noble Graham VC from Cardross has been honoured with the unveiling of a Victoria Cross paving stone 100 years after his act of gallantry in WWI. Lt Graham grew up in Darleith in Cardross and served in the 9th Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery in the Battle of Istabulat on April 22, 1917. Lt Graham was in command of a machine gun section attached to a battalion of Infantry sepoys which came under heavy fire, causing many casualties. Although twice wounded, he

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Commemorative VC paving stones are being laid in towns across the country to honour those who earned the Victoria Cross during the First World War. Lt Graham died in 1980 and his VC is held at the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum in Stirling. He is one of two WW1 Victoria Cross recipients from Cardross to be honoured by the installation of a memorial stone. The second, in memory of Colonel George Findlay, will be installed at the family’s home at Drumfork House in Helensburgh. The commemorative stone for Lieutenant Graham was unveiled at Cardross War Memorial by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Dunbartonshire, Rear Admiral Michael Gregory OBE. Rear Admiral Gregory said: “Laying this paving stone is an opportunity to remember Lieutenant Graham, and what he endured and achieved for his country.” Lt Graham’s son and other family members were also present including Lieutenant General Andrew Graham, his grandson.

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at 12.45pm. Once again there will be a performance by the award winning Inveraray & District Pipe Band who are currently the Grade 1 Champion of Champions (weather permitting). There will be a free shuttle bus, operated by Garelochhead Coaches, running between Helensburgh Pier Car Park and East King Street Park throughout the day from 11am, passing Victoria Halls on the return journeys. Numerous trade stalls, food stalls, children's entertainment, including the ever popular Water

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10 years of the games Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games celebrates its tenth anniversary this month with all the usual events plus stall and entertainment. Attractions include: Professional Heavy and Running Events including British & Scottish Championships, Hill Run and Highland Dancing. There’s also Open Novice Heavy Events, Pipe Bands, Scottish Wrestling Food and trade stalls. Childrens fun games including Bouncy Castle and Giant slide, Puppet Theatre, Clann an Drumma Tribal Group, Netballer stall and the Beer Tent The Opening Events start at 10:00am with the Open Novice Heavy Events and also the start of the Highland Dancing and Primary school races. The Official Opening of the Games will take place at 12:00 when the Helensburgh Clan Colquhoun Pipe Band will march into the arena with Games Chieftain Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss,Bt. Hector MacAulay Chief of Clan MacAulay & the

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The parade from Rhu Marina will be led by the Clan Colquhoun Pipe Band with the gala royals (king queen prince and princess)

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A community foreshore clean-up is being organised in Kilcreggan this month. The event is being organised by Cove and Kilcreggan Community Council. He said an old slipway could be renovated and day trippers needed more activities.

It will target the area above the pier in the centre of the village. The Lochside News website reports that last year every business in the village signed a petition calling for action on the issue from Argyll and Bute Council.

The businesses’ petition highlighted problems including overgrown vegetation, broken picnic tables and a lack of parking.

Last month community councillors backed their chairman Nick Davies’ call for a ‘self-help’ approach.

MSP Maurice Corry, who was also a councillor at that time, said up to £200,000 could be available from Argyll and Bute Council as part of ‘a mini-CHORD project’ for rural communities, but with progress on this initiative unclear councillors decided to take matters into their own hands.

All volunteers will be welcome on Saturday June 10, 10am to 2pm. Community councillor John Auld said last night: “There are lots of tourists coming and sitting on rotten benches and uncut grass.”

Volunteer Late News call for Saturday 17th Indoor Car Boot Sale Square Hermitage Academy 11am-2pm, (stall holders set gardens up from 10am) Face painting, Community Councillors in Helensburgh have called for volunteers to keep the flower beds and hedges in Colquhoun Square tidy and weeded. Argyll and Bute council say it is unable to maintain the flower beds in Colquhoun Square. They will only cut the grass and trim the hedges. No weeding, pruning or planting will be carried out. HCC say: “It is a great shame that having spent £millions on the square they can’t maintain it. It happened with Hermitage Park and it has taken volunteers to start the regeneration. The first volunteer session took place successfully last month. See Facebook Helensburgh Community Opinion and the HCC website for further sessions

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As part of the ongoing £3.3 million restoration and redevelopment of Helensburgh’s Hermitage Park has been undergoing a temporary closure. The children’s play park remains open with access being maintained from Victoria Road, and the Tai Chi classes in the Park continue. Friends of the Park tell us work continues at quite a pace and add that the timber from necessary tree felling has been retained and will be seasoned and used for future projects. Also several tall stumps have been left in the park and there are plans for a rope / cargo net bridge across the burn for adventurous play and it is hoped the stumps

at the boundary with Parkland School will be carved for a storytelling feature. They add: “The Tesco Bags for Life scheme has awarded the Park a grant of £5000 for a ‘wildlife hotel’ in the old horse chestnut known as the ‘Winchin’ Tree’. The tall tree stump will have bird and bat boxes and cameras will be fitted inside the bird boxes to give a live feed from the nest. The footage will be relayed to the pavilion and we hope to link local schools to the live feed.”

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rosNeath games defy Cash Crisis Gathering said: “I am delighted to announce that the Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering will take place on Sunday 16th July 2017 at the Howie Memorial Park.

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Rosneath Highland Gathering one of the biggest events of the year on the Peninsula is now expected to take place after facing cancellation due to funding difficulties. Doubts were cast over its future after councillors voted to cut grant funding to almost half the level of last year. The event in 2015 was awarded £4,000 by Argyll and Bute Council, but this was cut to £3,000 in 2016 and now just £1,680. With sponsorship also reduced this year, there were fears that the event, which has been running

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“The Gathering is a fun day out for all the family incorporating a traditional Highland Games with competitions in Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, the Highland Games Heavy Events, Track & Field Races and the Hill Race. First established in 1979, the Gathering is now into its 38th year and the Rosneath competitions have earned an international reputation, attracting competitors from around the world. “Held in the picturesque village of Rosneath on the Rosneath Peninsula, visitors can enjoy the spectacle, colour and sounds of the various competitions plus enjoy a leisurely browse of the many stalls, refreshment stands and other entertainments, or even join in some of the activities such as the family races.” Anyone who might be able to help should email the games’ secretary Evelyn Smith eveand54@ btinternet.com

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Calendar of events Thursday 1st B.A.S.I.C and Corner House Crèche - Junior Choir Sessions The Tower, Helensburgh 3.30-4.30pm, P2+. £3. All welcome. 01436 679666 or email development@basicchildcare.co.uk (Runs every Thursday evening) Infant Feeding Support Helensburgh Victoria Halls, Helensburgh 11am-12 noon, 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. (Runs every Thursday) Thursday Café at 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. Please note there will be no Thursday cafés in July and August. Gordon Weir on 07581570090 or Fiona Weir on 07854262255. Further information at www. bethesdachristianfellowship.org.uk. (also runs 8th, 15th & 22nd)

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Oak Tree Gallery 27 East King Street, Helensburgh 10am-12pm, Art classes with Sofia Perina-Miller. 1:30-3:30pm, Beginners' Watercolour painting Class. 6:30-8:30pm, Life drawing class with Karlyn Marshall. Other classes available throughout the week. Call 01436 672132. 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!  For further information ring Nina Park on 01436 672099 or Margaret Shaw on 01436 672155 (runs every Thursday afternoon)

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Friday 2nd Hillibeads Jewellery The Oak Tree Gallery, 27 East King Street 10am-12pm & 2-4pm, Jewellery Making Class with Hilary Cameron. For more info visit www.hillibeads.com/courses or email hillibeads@gmail.com (runs every Friday in 2-week blocks)

Grey Matters 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. Call 01436 671613, or email alison@argyllvoluntaryaction.org.uk (runs every Saturday)

Helensburgh & District Royal British Legion Scotland Helensburgh Parish Church Hall, Colquhoun Square 7:30pm, For more information contact Irene 01436 679701. (runs 1st Friday of every month)

Saturday 3rd Coffee Morning United Reformed Church, Helensburgh 10am-12pm, Parklands School Parent Council are holding a coffee morning to raise funds for an upcoming residential trip. Usual stalls- bottle, raffle, home baking. Admission £1.50. Craft tables available. For more info email fimclnn@aol.com.

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Beach Clean From Kidston Park to Cairndhu Kidston Beach 2-4pm, Meet at Kidston Park Wear sensible shoes/wellies and your heavy-duty Marigolds. The Council will provide some bin sacks. They will be responsible for collecting the bags. Children welcome but must be supervised. 01436 679565 or reclyffe_lambert@ yahoo.co.uk.

Macmillan Drop-In Helensburgh Library 1:15-3:00pm, Providing information & support for people affected by cancer. 01586 555932, or macmillan@argyll-bute.gov.uk. (runs every Monday)

Tuesday 6th Rotary Club of Helensburgh Garelochside Rosslea Hall Hotel 6:30pm, Always stimulating and friendly! Visitors cordially invited. For more info call 01436 820352 (runs every Monday)

Monday 5th Art Class Commodore Hotel, Helensburgh 2-4pm, Small art class for beginners. Call Hugh Scott 01436 675741 (Runs every Monday)

Rotary Club of Helensburgh D-Day Anniversary Concert Victoria Halls, Helensburgh 7.30pm, Participants are the Neptune Volunteer Band and the West of Scotland Military Wives Choir. Benefitting charities are Help for Heroes and the Navy & Royal Marines Charity. Tickets £10 on sale at Stewart Travel, Sinclair Street, and G&S Coyle (Fish Merchant), West Princes Street.

Tai Chi Class Cove Burgh Hall 1-2pm, Professor Cheng Manch'ing 37 Step Simplified Yang Style Form. First class free, donation thereafter. Class runs every Monday. For more information call 07999757861 between 10-11pm, or visit the website at www.9wavestaichi.org (runs every Monday)

Stay and Play Baby and Toddler Play Group Cove Burgh Hall 1pm-2:45pm, £2 per child, £1 for babies under 1 or additional children. Coffee & tea for the grown ups & snack for little ones. (also runs Wednesday 9:45-11am)

Cove & Kilcreggan Youth Café 6:30-8:30pm, To keep up to date with what's going on at the Youth Café see our Facebook (runs Monday & Friday)

Various Fun Races

Sunday 4th Buddhist Meditation 15 Charlotte Street, Helensburgh (formerly Park Church) 7-8:30pm, Open house meditation for all. Join us in learning how to relax your body and heal your mind. No need to book, no cost to attend only £1 suggested donation for refreshments. 01436 676024 (Patty) (runs every Tuesday 7-8:30pm & Sunday 4-5:30pm)

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Helensburgh Rotary Club Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club, Rhu 1pm, Weekly Lunch for members and rotarians from other clubs. Contact the President, Bill Jones, on 01436 673525 or email weprjones@btinternet.com (Every Tuesday) 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 3rd Thursday of the month and during the winter months there is a lecture programme with lectures taking place at the RN&CYC, on the 4th Thursday of the month at 2.30pm. 01436 678789. (meet every Tuesday) Helensburgh Amateur Swimming Club Helensburgh Swimming Pool Coaching programme for competitive swimmers, aged 6+. Email enquiries@helensburghasc.co.uk (runs TUE 6-7:30pm, FRI 6-7:30pm & SUN 8:30-9:30am)

Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute Sling Meet and Library See Facebook for location 9:30am-11:30am, The meet offers demonstrations on how to safely use slings and own, owned carriers. You can also try some and can hire as well. Facebook page has events and details on. The events will have the address on a few days before. See the www. facebook.com/Helensburghslingmeet/ (runs 1st Tuesday of the month)

Swimming Lessons Cameron House Hotel Swimming lessons available for all ages and abilities from the very beginner to the advanced, non-members welcome. scotland@ swimtime.org or call 0131 278 0444 (TUE/WED 4-6pm, SAT 8.30-11am)

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Helensburgh & District Chest, Heart & Stroke Club Victoria Halls 10am-12noon, WED 7th: Outing to Callander & Scottish Antique Centre, Doune / WED 14th: Helensburgh Derby - Horse Racing Last meeting before summer break. Club restarts on Wed 16th August 2017. 01436674966. Boys' Brigade Meetings Helensburgh Parish Church Halls 6pm, Lots of fun and games and also learning crafts and other indoor and outdoor activities and learning new skills - when we are not out to interesting outings (fire station, bowling, gala, Dumbarton FC etc). iain@talmans1. wanadoo.co.uk or call 07810 801115 (runs every Wednesday) Cardross Mother and Toddler Group Cardross Church Hall 10-11:30am, Come join us for coffee and a chat while the wee ones play! cardrossmotherandtoddlers@gmail.com or call 07717 238979 (runs every Wednesday)

Wednesday 7th The Dime Notes The Tower Digital Arts Centre 8pm, The Dime Notes dig back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet-driven 1920’s New Orleans jazz, unearthing a repertoire of stomps, blues, and forgotten gems of the era from musicians such as Jelly Roll Morton, Johnny Dodds, and Red Nichols. The Dime Notes present a fresh take on a timeless style, emphasising the propulsive grooves and sultry melodies which made early jazz revolutionary, controversial, and wildly popular. HelensburghBoxOffice.com for tickets.

Garelochhead Dog Training Gibson Hall, Garelochhead 7pm, Puppy Socialisation; 7:30pm, Puppy Obedience; 8:30pm, Advanced Obedience. Puppies accepted as soon as vaccinations Friday 9th are complete - no waiting list. 01436 831950 or jaycamcollies@yahoo. Sigma 33 Class Championship com off Helensburgh (runs every Wednesday) 9am, The event returns to Baby and Toddler Group Helensburgh waters, attracting Helensburgh Parish Church Hall top competition from all over the 10-11:30am, Lots of toys, drinks UK and Ireland. 10 races over 3 and snacks provided. All welcome. days. office@helensburghsailingclub. 07912 284396. co.uk or 01436 673424 (runs every Wednesday) (runs until Sunday 11th)

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Canoe Club Pool Session Helensburgh Swimming Pool 7:30pm, Courses and Personal Training (incl. Rolling) in Kayaking for Club members. 01436 674966 or riddington88@hotmail.com (runs every tuesday)

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Saturday 10th Cardross Gala Day Cardross Primary School 12-4pm, 'Wild West ' gala day Stalls, rides, games, line dancing, gunslingers, BBQ, home baking, dog show, kids cowboy/Indian fancy dress competition, beat the goalie. Eco Congregation Coffee Morning Helensburgh Parish Church 10am-12noon, Creative displays of work being done in local schools and churches to enhance our environment and encourage a more caring attitude to our surroundings. Entry adults £2 children 50p. Elizabeth 679565 Who Let The Dads Out Bethesda Christian Fellowship 9.30-10.45am, This unique toddlers group invites dads and male carers to take wee ones along and enjoy fellowship. There will be plenty of toys, crafts and a chance to enjoy a fresh bacon roll and a cup of coffee. Who Let The Dads Out runs on the second Saturday of every month. For more information, contact on 07581570090 or church community worker Fiona Weir on 07854262255. Further information available at www. bethesdachristianfellowship.org.uk

Market in the Square Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh 10am-4pm, Come along and find fresh home baking, seasonal veg, fresh meat and fish along with craft stalls. (runs second Saturday of month)

Sunday 11th Helensburgh Savoy Musical Theatre group - Auditions 2 -5pm, This November's production will be"Sister Act the Musical". Anyone wishing to audition for a Principal role should come to "pre audition" rehearsals on 7th June, at 7.30pm, in St Michael's church hall, William St. when audition pieces will be issued. Those wishing to join the chorus for this production should also come on these dates. www.helensburghsavoy.org.uk or Pauline 01436 671341 Scotland's Gardens Open Day Geilston Garden NTS, Cardross 1pm, Annual charity open day. Produce and plants for sale, afternoon teas in the walled garden, live music. Normal NTS admission applies for over12s. For further details email geilstongarden@nts.org.uk or call 01389 849187

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Rhu Gala Day Royal Nothern & Clyde Yacht Club 11am, We will have a petting zoo , birds of prey, the dog show, family races , the MOD police boat there, as well as a classic tractor and fire engine. There’s bouncy castles, crockery smash, burgers and ice cream as well as a wide array of local stalls.

Helensburgh Flower Club Victoria Halls, Helensburgh 2pm. We would encourage all members to join us for the AGM to round off what has been a memorable year celebrating our Diamond Anniversary. Guest speaker Mrs Carolynne Sorrell ‘A day in Delhi’. For more information call 01436 673066.

HLAA Craft Market Helensburgh Parish Church 10am-3pm, Come along and meet our talented local crafters. There is also a tearoom with home baking to raise money for Linn Botanic Gardens. 01436 268160 or hlaa.web@gmail.com

James Street Community Garden Meeting Helensburgh Parish Church 7:30pm, Our regular monthly meeting to plan action days, planting, etc. All welcome. reclyffe_lambert@yahoo.co.uk or 01436 679565

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Wednesday 14th Rhu and Shandon Community Council Rhu Hall 7.30pm, AGM followed by regular meeting. The papers for both meetings will be posted on the website www. rhuandshandoncommunity.org

Thursday 15th Hermitage Park Action Day Meet at Sinclair Street Gates 2-4pm, Please bring sturdy footwear and glovess. The friends have loppers, rakes, spades and shovels.

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Saturday 17th Coffee & Cake Helensburgh URC 10am-12:30pm, Enjoy a coffee or tea and a delicious cake. £2.50 Books on sale. 01436672352 or helensburgh24@gmail.com Rock by the Loch: Azure Halo Three Villages Hall, Arrochar 7pm, Azure Halo are a sevenpiece Indie/Psychedelic band hailing from Glasgow. They have been likened to The Velvet Underground, The Doors and The Stone Roses. Bar. Tickets £4. For details or for tickets call 01301 702669 or email tvhevents@gmail.com

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Calendar of events Wednesday 21st Golden Time Café Bethesda Christian Fellowship 10.30am-12pm, This cafe offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a cuppa whilst being entertained by live musical entertainment and readings and runs on the third Wednesday of every month. Please note there will be no golden time cafés in July and August, restarting on Wednesday, September 20. For more information, contact Gordon Weir, pastor at BCF, on 07581570090 or church community worker Fiona Weir on 07854262255. Further information about BCF is available at www. bethesdachristianfellowship.org.uk

Thursday 22nd Art Workshop Geilston Garden NTS, Cardross 10am, Full-day art workshop with tuition from well-known local artist Julia Gurney. Cost £35: includes garden admission, coffee and cake. Please phone/email for further details. geilstongarden@nts. org.uk or 01389 849187

Fun First Fundraiser - Teddy Bears' Picnic Victoria Halls 10am-11:15am, Please bring along your favourite Teddy and a wee snack and join in with fun games and songs. Tickets are on Sale at all Fun First Sessions and you can also purchase a ticket on the day. www.funfirst.org.uk Save the Children Midsummer Afternoon Tea Sailing Club 2-4pm, This year the guest speaker will be David Menzies, former Curator of the Orchid Collection at the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow. Tickets, £9, can be bought from "First Class".

Saturday 24th Coffee Morning for Girls Brigade and Boys Brigade Helensburgh Parish Church Colquhoun Street 10am-12noon, Entry adults £2 children 50p. Usual stalls including Home baking, Jewellery, Books, Plants, Traidcraft, Toys, and Gifts Entrance includes tea/ coffee. office@helensburghcos.org or 01436 679565

Sunday 25th The Worth of a Soul Three Villages Hall, Arrochar 7:30pm, Come and watch the short Franklin Graham film "The Worth of a Soul". Tea, coffee & cakes afterwards.

Sunday at Seven Hymnfest Helensburgh Parish Church 7pm, An opportunity to raise your voice in some of the best-loved hymns and worship songs led by our augmented choir with organ and praise band. With a retiring collection for Christian Aid. office@helensburghcos.org or 01436 679565

Friday 30th Ceilidh Dance Commodore Vintage Inn 8pm, Tickets £8. Contact: John Johnston 01436 675191 email johngill@johnston257.fsnet.co.uk "All Welcome."

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Saturday 1st July Craigrownie Church Summer Fete Cove Burgh Hall 2pm, Baking, Plants, Fruit & Veg., Jewellery, Books, 'Nice Things' £1.00 stall, Tombola, Raffle Hamper, Face painting, and the notto-be-missed tea room. For more information email caldwelljeanette@yahoo.com or call 01436 842184


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Hermitage Academy is celebrating after two of their girls netball teams reached the Netball Scotland Scottish Cup Finals - with their S3 team taking the gold. The school’s S2 and S3 teams travelled to Ravenscraig in Motherwell where the S2 team reached the bronze final of the Scottish Schools Cup. The girls played a tough match and narrowly missed the gold medal against Hawick High School. Hermitage’s S3 team reached the gold final and triumphed in a nail-biting match against Perth Academy. Head Teacher at Hermitage Academy, Geoff Urie said: “I am extremely proud of the girls for the way they have played all season. To get to the Scottish Cup Final is a tremendous

achievement in itself, let alone winning the trophy.� Argyll & Bute under 15 district netball squad, players mainly from local G84 Junior Netball, also won success in the inter-district trophy beating Glasgow A and B teams, Highlands, Fife, Angus, Borders, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire. Netball Scotland say: “What a great achievement for the town and area. All teams, players, coaches and volunteers should be extremely proud. Keep an eye out on the Netball Scotland Facebook page for photos of winners and runners up, and for some action shots of all the games.�

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As we reported, the branch appealed for help, saying that it would have to fold unless new helpers came forward. That appeal brought in eight committee members but ideally there should be at least 12 people. Anyone interested, call Mrs Burgess on 01436 842407 or 07803 077857. This year’s flower show will be held in Cove Burgh Hall on Saturday August 12.

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strim daNger to trees KNotweed CatwalK Cash for fight The bark of any tree carries nutrients and CoNtiNues rNli moisture vital to keep the tree alive and allow it to thrive. If it becomes sufficiently damaged by careless cutting or strimming then the tree dies.

That’s the warning from the Helensburgh Tree Conservation Trust who are appealing to grasscutters to please avoid strimming or lawn mowing too close to the base of street trees when they are cutting road verge grass. This is the biggest single damage suffered by the new trees planted over the years by Helensburgh Tree Conservation Trust and far outweighs any other damage. Best conditions for street trees is to have an area about 0.5 square metre around the base of the tree kept clear of grass so that the area does not need cut and the grass and/or weeds do not rival the young growing tree.

Rhu and Shandon Community Council say that Japanese knotweed is growing strongly again although there’s a diminution on patches which have been treated in the past two years. The Trust is keen to increase and improve the wonderful Helensburgh street trees but needs help from residents around the town to help look after the trees in their street as it is increasingly difficult to maintain all the trees with their small band of volunteers. A spokesman said:” Help us conserve, develop and showcase our unique street trees over the next many years.” www.treetrust.co.uk

Personalised flooring service for your perfect home • Shop at home service • Prices to suit every budget • Carpet roll ends in store • Machine washable rugs and runners in store now • Huge selection of floorcoverings to cater for all budgets • Free measuring and Estimating • Shop at home service • Carpets, rugs, vinyls, laminates and luxury vinyl tiles • Expert fitting • Quality underlays

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01436 673600

It has informed Argyll and Bute Council of a particular outbreak from the foot of the Manse Burn as far as the Post Office in the centre of Rhu and commented: “Opposite the PO, the weed is growing through the seawall onto the road, as it did last year. This cannot be good for either the wall and the road, recently resurfaced. ”Would like to be assured that you monitor the treatments you make, and take some immediate action on this outbreak.”

This year’s RNLI Vanity Fair fashion show was a great success raising more than £2,600 for lifeboat funds. While the members of the Ladies RNLI Fundraising Committee and crew were busy setting up the catwalk at Helensburgh Sailing Club, the nine volunteer models were getting a glamorous makeover at Division hairdressers with VIP nails on hand to add the finishing touches. Now in its seventh year this sparkling evening is always a big hit. Terry Paterson, organiser said “We are delighted that the fashion show continues to be so popular and that so many ladies come back year after year to enjoy what has become one of the highlights in our fundraising calendar.

Transform your garden + All General Building Work • Driveways • Patios • Slabbing • Fencing & Decking • Turfing • Mono-blocking • Drainage Call now on 0141 433 6134 or 07766 388 556 www.mac-mas.co.uk | info@mac-mas.co.uk

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CARERS WEEK

Mon 12th-18th June 2017

This year’s theme is “Carer Friendly Communities”

aiming to improve the lives of carers and the people they care for.

Wednesday 14th June, 10am-3pm Carers are invited to come on a Mystery Bus Tour

Friday 16th June, 10am-2pm

‘Bring a Friend’ Information Day - at the Carers Centre A range of partner agencies will be available to give advice on rights and entitlements, such as District Nurse on hand to provide health checks, Welfare Rights Officer, and Karen Wooton, Morisons Solicitors, to answer questions on POA, Guardianship, nursing fees and much more. Light lunch will be provided

christine@helensburgh-carer-support.org | www.helensburgh-carer-support.org

Registered Scottish Charity No SC033382 A Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation

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GLENDARROCH KITCHENS & BATHROOMS

Well established local company

CALL TODAY FOR A NO OBLIGATION QUOTE

Project managed kitchens and bathrooms from start to finish

PLUMBING  ELECTRICAL  JOINERY  TILING Fully co-ordinated installation service

Call Christine to register your attendance: 01436 673444

Lomond House, 29 Lomond Street, Helensburgh, G84 7PW

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t: 01436 898 079 m: 07535 678 160

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Local Business – JUNE 2017

Only ALAN REID can overtake the SNP in Argyll and Bute

Alan was the local MP for 14 years and knows how to stand up for our area

d e increase Alan’s vot n! 010 Electio since the 2

SNP 22k

Alan Reid 14k

Parliamentary Elections in Argyll & Bute are between Alan Reid and the SNP. At the last General Election in 2015 and the Holyrood Election in 2016, Alan Reid was the clear challenger to the SNP. The Conservatives and Labour trailed far behind in third and fourth place.

Conservatives and Labour can’t win here.

Con 7k

The experienced choice for Argyll and Bute...

Alan will fight against another divisive independence referendum When he was our MP, Alan Reid voted to build replacements for the Navy’s four Trident submarines Lib Dems will invest in education and mental health Lib Dems will boost pensions

Lab 5k

2015 General Election result in Argyll and Bute

Alan REID Visit our website at: communityadvertiser.co.uk

Published and promoted on behalf of Alan Reid (Scottish Liberal Democrats) by Andrew Nisbet, Ty Rhiw, Station Road, Rhu, G84 8LW

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JUNE 2017 – Nightlife

What’s holding you back in life? HYPNOSIS CAN HELP WITH:

• Anxiety • Stress • Confidence • Weight Issues • Fears and phobias

Call now to see how Halcyon can help you:

07739 706 636 Dr Fiona McLeod (MBChB, HPD, Dip CAH, PNLP) www.halcyonhypnotherapy.co.uk 121 West Argyle Street, Helensburgh

Conditions of acceptance of advertising DEFINITIONS: ‘Standards’ means the British Code of Advertising Practice and the provisions of any law applicable to advertising including, but not limited to, the Trade Descriptions Act 1968, the consumer Credit Act 1974, the Control of Misleading Advertisements Regulations 1988, the Financial Services Act 1986, the Business Advertisements (Disclosure) Order 1977 and all amendments and replacements. It is hereby agreed that: the placing by the Advertising Client of an Advertisement is deemed to be acceptance of these Conditions of Acceptance of Advertising. All advertisements in this publication must not contravene the Standards. Insertion of Advertisements and/or Editorial is strictly at the discretion of the Publisher. The Publisher shall not liable for any loss or damage incurred by the Advertising Client as a result of any failure, negligence or omission by any party in the course of the distribution or circulation of the Publication in which the Advertisement is scheduled to appear. In the event of any error, misprint or omission by the Publisher in printing of an Advertisement, the Publisher will either re-insert the advertisement, adjust the cost or provide a refund. This does not apply if the Advertisement has been already been approved by the Advertising Client prior to the publication. The total liability of the Publisher for such an occurrence shall not exceed the amount of a full refund for that particular Advertisement. The Advertising Client agreed to indemnify the Publisher in respect to all costs, damages or other charges falling upon the Publisher as a result of legal actions or threatened legal actions arising from the publication of the Advertisement, or any one of more of the series of Advertisements, published in accordance with the copy instructions supplied to the Publisher. The opinions of the Contributors to this Publication are not necessarily the Official views of the Publisher. Readers are reminded that when purchasing items or services advertised in the Publication that the Publisher cannot be held in any way responsible for the quality or correctness of the items or services included in the Advertisement.

Want a wide range of entertainment to suit your mood and taste? Look no further than the Community Advertiser’s guide. Whether testing the old grey matter at a quiz, tickling your tonsils at karaoke or hitting the dance floor, we have the list to inspire you. Ardlui Drover’s Inn

Loch Lomond Inverarnan, 01301 704234 • FRI 2: Ron Hohnson • SAT 3: Rog & Mitch • FRI 9: Marty • SAT 10: 56 Degrees North • FRI 16: Stuart MacFarlane • SAT 17: Fozzie • FRI 23: Marty • SAT 24: Blind Panic • FRI 30: 50 Shades of Blue

Arrochar

Garelochhead Anchor Inn

Rosslyn Building, 01436 810 404 • Contact bar for entertainment details

Gibson Hall Community Centre Garelochhead, 01436 811234 • Contact for April listings

Helensburgh Ashton

Ben Arthur’s Bothy

Turnpike Rd, 01301 702 347 • Contact bar for entertainment details

74 West Princes St, 01436 675900 • Live bands throughout the month • Live sport • Contact for further details

The Village Inn

The Argyll Bar

Loch Long, Shore Road, 01301 702279 • Contact bar for entertainment details

Cardross The Coach House Inn Main Rd, 01389 841358 • THU: Quiz Night • SAT: Live Music

67 East Clyde St, 01436 673847 • MON: Quiz Night • WED: Poker Night • THU: Bingo Night • FRI: Karaoke • SAT: Djs • Live Sky Sports & BT Sports • Live Music

BECOME A MEMBER OF O UR F I VE- STA R R ES O RT JOIN TO DAY A N D CH O O S E A LUXU RY G I F T FO R T WO Choose from

CHAMPAGNE CRUISE TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA SPA THERMAL AND HYDRO EXPERIENCE 2-BALL AT THE CARRICK GOLF COURSE Enjoy exclusive discounts throughout Cameron House Resort FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MEMBERSHIP CALL 01389 722 560 OR EMAIL LEISUREMEMBERSHIPS@CAMERONHOUSE.CO.UK

www.cameronhouse.co.uk Loch Lomond | West Dunbartonshire | Scotland | G83 8QZ Monday-Thursday subject to availability. Must sign a 12 month contract. Expires 31st December 2017

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Unless otherwise stated, all entertainment runs 9pm – 12 midnight.


Nightlife – JUNE 2017 HELENSBURGH

Kilcreggan

Clyde Bar

The Creggans

62 West Clyde St, 01436 673257 • TUE: Poker Night • FRI & SAT: DJ from 11pm-2am • Lookout for live bands & Open Mic Nights

Commodore Hotel 112 West Clyde St, 01436 676924 • WED & SUN: Movie Night from 7pm

The Logie Baird 8 James Street, 01436 677766 • New Menu • Sports TV • Kids Welcome • DJ every Saturday Night

The Henry Bell

19/29 James St, 01436 863060 • Contact for entertainment details

Riverhill Courtyard Bar and Restaurant

26 West Princes Street, 01436 676730 • Contact for entertainment details

The Royal Bar

The Kilcreggan Hotel

Argyll Rd, 01436 842243 • Contact for entertainment details

Loch Lomond The Inn on Loch Lomond Luss, 01436 860430 • FRI 2: Damien Swail • SAT 3: Paul Murdoch • SUN 4: Scott MacDonald • FRI 9: On The Wagon • SAT 10, 24: Robert Carmichael • SUN 11: On The Wagon • FRI 16: Scott MacDonald • SAT 17: On The Wagon • SUn 18: Jenny Biddle • FRI 23: Joe Quinn • SUN 25: Damien Swail • FRI 30: On The Wagon

Rhu The Ardencaple Hotel

8 West Clyde St, 01436 675033 • THU: Bingo Night • FRI: Karaoke • SAT: Disco • Glasgow Warriors Games Live • Free Music All Day • All Live Premiership & SPL Games • Sky Sports & BT Sports

Shore Rd, 01436 820200 • Live Sky Sports

The Rhu Inn

49 Gareloch Rd, 01436 821 048 • Contact for entertainment details

FENCING

New Fencing Fencing Repairs Decking Patios Dry Stone Dyking Artificial Grass Call Euan for a

FREE ESTIMATE Telephone 01389 609 498 Mobile 07824 441 497

CRANNA

PLASTERING Professional, Clean & Friendly Service

The Rosslea

Ferry Rd, 01436 439955 • Contact for entertainment details

Station Bar

For a FREE no obligation estimate call Andy on:

Rosneath

24 East Princes St, 01436 673273 • Live Sky Sports and ESPN • Pool & Darts Competitions • Contact for entertainment details

Castle Isle

Rosneath Castle Park, 01436 831 333 • Contact for entertainment details

GLASS, WINDOWS FREE & DOORS NO VAT CHARGED QUOTES BEFORE

Princes Terrace, Shore Road, 01436 842700 • Live Bands Throughout the Month

Hello, my name is Amy Robertson and some of you may already know me as a former pupil and Assistant Dance Teacher at Ian McLeod’s Theatre School in Helensburgh. and offer a variety of dancing supplies straight to your door. This includes dancewear and shoes for Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Highland from age 3 for little ones, up to dress size 18 for ladies.

AFTER

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Call Neil on 0800 030 5247 / 07985 273 333

21–23 East King Street, Helensburgh G84 7QQ

tel: 01436 679300

email: mail@murrayautoservices.co.uk

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We are planning to incorporate ‘TwinkleToes to go’ within a local shop from July, which will be selling Baby and When I was at dancing I always Childrenswear as well as being remember the struggle to get the new supplier of uniforms new dancewear, especially at for the Brownies and Scouts etc. exam time! So when I noticed However, for the time being, that the local dancewear just call 07469 208929 or email stockist was closing down, amy@twinkletoestogo.com I realised it would be even to place an order or make an harder, especially for Mums appointment. You can also and Dads with limited time contact us through Facebook and little ones who grow out @twinkletoestogo. of everything far too quickly! We are currently a mobile service based in Helensburgh

We look forward to seeing you soon!

07469 208929 | www.twinkletoestogo.com | amy@twinkletoestogo.com

Visit our website at: communityadvertiser.co.uk

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JUNE 2017 – Local News

Curry house wiNs 'restauraNt of the year' "We often work late and start early in the morning but the recognition from the customers alone makes it all worthwhile.

TOP TEAM: The team at Annaya's celebrate winning the recent awards

Annaya’s Indian has been receiving congratulations from their customers after scooping ‘Restaurant of the Year’ for the South West, along with a runner up prize for 'Team of the Year’ at the Scottish Curry Awards. Annaya’s manager, Zak, said: “To win this award is an absolutely amazing achievement for us, and we could not be more thankful to our customers and the local people for their support. “Since opening at the end of 2014, it has been a bit of rollercoaster. After a fire resulted

in the restaurant closing for six months, we had to start again completely from scratch, which wasn’t easy. “However, thanks to the truly passionate team here who have stood by every step of the way including head chef Avatar and head waiter Rocky - we made it

Essence of Fine Indian

through to the other side. “The people of Helensburgh also continued to support us when we reopened, which we are very grateful for. He added: "I feel so blessed that the customers nominated us and that they continue to support us.

I feel that being nominated by people for two awards means we are doing something right and I am so thankful to everyone who took time to nominate us

"

The local restaurant, which specialises in authentic Indian curries, was recognised for its hard work and dedication. The staff at Helensburgh’s muchloved restaurant attended the upmarket awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow.

Marking 10 years since the awards first started, the event served to celebrate the hard work and passion of those within the Scottish curry industry. The restaurant posted about the awards on their Facebook page and it has been well received by all their followers.

Cuisine

Let our flavours take you on a culinary journey... PRE-THEATRE: SUNDAY-THURSDAY: 5PM-7PM LUNCH: FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 12NOON-2:30PM Please reserve your table to avoid disappointment WE ONLY USE FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE COOKED WITH THE FINEST RAPESEED OIL

01436 670001 80-82 West Princes Street Helensburgh

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Local News – JUNE 2017

the Boat to float your tasteBuds

The Sugar Boat, the new contemporary local bistro, bar and wine shop located at 30 Colquhoun Square takes it name from the partly submerged MV Captayannis in the Firth of Clyde - and aims to become just as well known in Helensburgh. The brainchild of Will Smith – a ground-breaking restaurateur who founded the Michelinstarred London restaurants, Wild Honey in Mayfair and Soho’s Arbutus – Sugar Boat opened in May following a lengthy, back-tobrick renovation of the building. With its kitchen fitted out with the latest innovations in professional catering equipment and the interior decorated and furnished to the highest standards, Sugar Boat also has

seating on the square and a courtyard terrace. The menus at Sugar Boat reflect the commitment of the team to only use the finest, seasonal local ingredients. To complement the food, they offer a wide selection of great drinks too: with a selection of draught and bottled craft beers, fine spirits and malts, over 25 Scottish gins and creative cocktails all on offer. Sugar Boat is open from 9 o’clock each morning through until late at night: serving morning coffees, light weekend brunches, afternoon cream teas and inspired, seasonal à la carte bistro menus which showcase the best local produce.

SM LANDSCAPING

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 Turfing  Patios  Fencing  Paths  Grass Cutting  Hedging

 Decking  Drainage  Pressure Washing  All General Ground Maintenance

Tel: 01389 521042 or 07983 644180

FINE DINING WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS...

2 courses for £14.95 and 3 courses for £19.95 - 7 days a week

Are you worried about your child's progress in school? • Do they struggle with maths? • Is their reading up to scratch? • Are they confident enough to ask for help in class? If you feel your child needs help to be ready for their next step in school, book a free consultation with our qualified and experienced tutor to see how we can get your child back on track.

Our next Consultation Day is on Friday 2nd June Call Heidi now to book your free consultation on 01475 568 631 or visit our website www.intuscot.com

• Contemporary dishes using locally sourced ingredients • Unrivalled city views over the River Clyde • Vibrant colourful restaurant • Separate bar area • Situated in a wider casino complex • Private dining room available for private parties – features a balcony over looking the Clyde.

Telephone: 0141 530 3540 glasgow.aleacasinos.com/restaurant | The Alea Casino, Springfield Quay, Glasgow, G5 8NP

Visit our website at: communityadvertiser.co.uk

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JUNE 2017 – Advertiser Index

For advance planning, we would like to advise families that the following year groups are full or have limited spaces for August 2017: • • • •

Nursery & Pre-School – waiting list Transitus 1 – waiting list Transitus 2 – waiting list Senior 2 – limited spaces

10 Stafford Street, Helensburgh, G84 9JX lomondschool.com

Turn To Us For Help And Support In your time of need we’ll take care of all the funeral arrangements. Call us 24 hours a day.

George Skea 31 East Princes Street Helensburgh G84 7DE

01436 678887 Part of Dignity plc. A British Company.

PRICES FROM We provide four PER TREATMENT seasonal treatments, as well as beneficial treatments to keep your lawn in tip-top condition.

£15

Call: 01506 883 015 or visit: greenthumb.co.uk *Based on a lawn size of 40m²

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Increasing demand will inevitably impact on the academic year 2018/19 and families interested in applying should contact the Registrar via admissions@lomondschool.com or T: 01436 672 476.

ADVERTISERS INDEX A & M Timber............................................................................ 7 A-Z Property Maintenance ..................................................... 2 A1 Road Surfacing.................................................................... 3 Advertising and Design (Oxford) Ltd.................................... 22 Alea Casino ............................................................................ 33 Andy Plasterer . ...................................................................... 31 Ann of Loundenville............................................................... 20 Annayas................................................................................... 32 Anne Of Loudenville................................................................ 5 Ardarden Estate...................................................................... 19 Argyll Gathering....................................................................... 3 Black & Lizars.......................................................................... 33 Blairvadach Outdoor Centre.................................................. 18 Business Gateway..................................................................... 9 Cardross Hero Honoured......................................................... 8 Cheaper Car Insurance............................................................. 1 Chris Bowman Fitness Ltd...................................................... 18 Clearline Aerial and Sattellite Solutions ................................ 4 Clydeside Domestics ................................................................ 6 Cmc Home Improvements........................................................ 3 Coastline Signs.......................................................................... 3 Craigdhu Joinery....................................................................... 2 CSS Gardening Services.......................................................... 14 David Wilson Handyman.......................................................... 7 DC Cairney................................................................................. 7 Dg Joinery................................................................................. 2 Diamond Domestics................................................................ 10 Domestic Solutions................................................................... 2 Drumfork Farm Livery.............................................................. 4 Dumbarton Liberal Democrats.............................................. 29 E S Fencing.............................................................................. 31 Eden Garden Design................................................................. 8 Eyewear in the Square........................................................... 11 F Hamilton & Son...................................................................... 6 Ferguson Flooring Scotland Ltd............................................. 20 Fit For Life............................................................................... 16 Fmk Flooring........................................................................... 28 Fun First Fao Carolyn Williamson.......................................... 18 Fusebox.................................................................................... 27 Gas-Aid.Co.Uk......................................................................... 23 Glendarroch Kitchens............................................................. 28 Greenthumb............................................................................ 34 Halcyon Hypnotherapy.......................................................... 30 Helensburgh & Lomond Carers SCIO.................................... 28 Helensburgh Floor Plan.......................................................... 15 Hi Tech Hearing Solutions........................................................ 9 Human Givens Practitioner...................................................... 6 Intuition................................................................................... 33 Inverclyde Windows............................................................... 22 James & Colin Spy................................................................... 12 James Auld Funeral Directors................................................ 10 Jamie Hamilton Plumbing...................................................... 11 JB Joiners & Builders................................................................. 7 JFS Landscapes........................................................................ 10 Joans Carers............................................................................... 6 John Dobbin.............................................................................. 2 John Kane Funeral Directors.................................................. 34

To advertise, call Charlotte or Debbie now on 01436 672424

Juniper Digital ......................................................................... 4 K Glass & Glazing.................................................................... 31 Kerry Mobile Hairdressers........................................................ 3 Keys Galore............................................................................... 2 Kw Building & Joinery Ltd..................................................... 11 Lennox Upholstery.................................................................. 17 Loch Lomond Tree Surgeons.................................................. 24 Lodge On Loch Lomond......................................................... 26 Lomond Home and Garden Services..................................... 10 Lomond School....................................................................... 34 Lomond Sheds......................................................................... 24 Lorimer-Hill Landscapes & Tree Surgeon Ltd.......................... 9 M&J Care .................................................................................. 8 Mac-Mas.................................................................................. 28 Matzaluna............................................................................... 16 Michael Cormack...................................................................... 4 Morar Lodge Care Home......................................................... 6 Move It.................................................................................... 20 Murdoch Gardening Services................................................. 12 Murray Auto Service Ltd........................................................ 31 Murray Motors.......................................................................... 3 Nicol J Slee................................................................................. 4 Old Mill Chimneys..................................................................... 7 Organic Architects.................................................................... 7 Oven Gleamers Glasgow North............................................. 17 Paris and Gordon Kitchens....................................................... 4 Pegasus Flat Roofing ............................................................. 12 Powerdoors............................................................................... 1 Preston Fleming........................................................................ 1 Rm Contractors....................................................................... 12 Rm Plastering & Painting....................................................... 11 RNLI Fashion show.................................................................. 28 Ruby......................................................................................... 16 Scratch 2 Shine........................................................................ 27 SD Garage Doors Limited....................................................... 24 Sheila Fleet.............................................................................. 25 Shrubs........................................................................................ 8 SM Landscapes........................................................................ 33 Sovereign Blinds....................................................................... 5 Strathgair Accountancy Practice............................................ 10 The Cameron Club.................................................................. 30 The Cats Pyjamas...................................................................... 5 The Cruin................................................................................. 23 The Kitchen Depot ................................................................ 36 The Scottish Dog Whisperer.................................................. 11 Thermaseal............................................................................1&5 Thistle Blinds............................................................................. 6 TwinkleToes to go . ................................................................ 31 Victim Support Scotland......................................................... 25 Wcc West Coast Group Ltd...................................................... 1 West Coast Stoves and Scottish Chimneys ............................. 8 West Dumbartonshire Lesuire............................................... 35 Wilkies Ltd............................................................................... 17 William Jardine Carpets......................................................... 27 Windows & Conservatory Repair Company........................... 3 Wood Made Good.................................................................... 3 Your Friday Girl....................................................................... 11


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COMPANY... At The Kitchen Depot, we have always prided ourselves in our family values, on always being prepared to do whatever it takes to ensure that our customers are treated exactly as we would like to be treated ourselves - with courtesy, consideration and professionalism.

But lest we ever become complacent, we actively encourage ongoing feedback - here's what Mr Lee Sanderson has to say:

"The most incredible thing about The Kitchen Depot has been your sky-high levels of customer service. Too often a company will promote customer service as a core value, only to reveal a hollow promise when they don't live up to it." Mr Sanderson continues: "My favourite retailer is John Lewis because I know that they will do whatever they can to put something right if it goes wrong. The Kitchen Depot has performed to the same high standard."

"To favourably compare a small family business to Britain's most respected retailer is not something that I do lightly but you are well worthy of the comparison." Well, thanks for that, Mr Sanderson - please excuse us while we blush with pride. When it comes to looking after our customers, The Kitchen Depot is never knowingly undersold.

The Kitchen depot 14 Meadowbank Street, dumbarton G82 1Sd Tel: 01389 298020 Also at Hillington & East Kilbride

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www.thekitchendepot.co.uk

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