AS part of Argyll and Bute's CHORD programme to revitalise Helensburgh's town centre, an ambitious project is underway to create a unique Outdoor Museum for Colquhoun Square. The innovative project is a direct response to consultation with the people of Helensburgh during the initial CHORD process.

The vision is to create an accessible outdoor museum that will explore, celebrate and display the rich and varied history of Helensburgh for local residents and visitors to the town, both now and in time to come. The project is particularly an opportunity to record the untold stories- gems of history and heritage. Local dialogue, expertise and input will be the cornerstone of the project. The Outdoor Museum will gather together stories, artefacts and photographs that will be surprising and revealing, entertaining and stimulating, as well as educational and informative.

Monday, May 6 will see the first in a series of lively, convivial days organised by WAVEparticle, the arts organisation commissioned by Argyll and Bute Council to deliver the Helensburgh CHORD public art strategy. The WAVEparticle team will be in Helensburgh to share the plans for the Outdoor Museum and to invite local people to be a part of it all. Have you an object or artefact, photograph or drawing that tells something about the town- a source of inspiration for a good story that you want to share. Or would you simply like to learn more about the plans for the Outdoor Museum? Go along and see a to-scale model of one of the plinths, along with image boards illustrating the vision for the Outdoor Museum. Peter McCaughey, Lead Artist of WAVEparticle said, "We are very excited to have this opportunity to get to meet local people, to learn more about the history and heritage of Helensburgh and to involve as many as possible in generation of content for the Outdoor Museum.

"The stories can be of small local or personal scale or big history, it's all of interest. We want to extend a warm invitation to everyone to come along and get involved" Go along and join in the fun at The Buffet Shop, 30 Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh between 10am-4pm this Monday.