Founded by Sir James Colquhoun and named after his wife,
Lady Helen, Helensburgh is Argyll and Bute’s largest town.
Situated on the north shore of the River Clyde opposite
Greenock, Helensburgh provides beautiful views of the estuary
and beyond. Many renowned architects, including Charles
Rennie Mackintosh, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson and Robert
Wemyss, built magnificent houses in the area for wealthy
Glasgow businessmen attracted to the area’s scenic ambience.
Among the famous people associated with or born in
Helensburgh are Henry Bell, Andrew Bonar Law, John Logie
Baird, Deborah Kerr and Jack Buchanan.
Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre, formerly East Clyde
Street School, was designed by architect Alexander Nisbet
Paterson and constructed in 1903. The architectural quality
and style of the school building reflects the prosperity of late
Victorian Helensburgh. A recently completed transformation of
this building where a large new modern extension was added,
has provided Helensburgh and Lomond with stunning new
Council offices combining old with new, retaining many original
features which have been tastefully restored. The ceremony
suite is located in the heart of the Civic Centre and contains
everything you could wish for on your day. Able to hold 80
Helensburgh and Lomond