HELENSBURGH Library will be home to a colourful and lively exhibition of paintings for the next month, exploring the town’s cultural and social history.

The artwork, by Dorothy Whitaker, is titled 100 Years of Helensburgh, and can be viewed until December 21.

It incorporates iconic imagery from the area to express thought-provoking allusions to the town’s commercial and cultural history and is inspired by the artist’s return to Scotland after many years abroad. All art is for sale.

As well as celebrating the aesthetic, commercial and architectural achievements of the town’s affluent 19th century bourgeoisie, this is set against the peaceful simple firesides of the ordinary workers’ houses.

The visual narrative concludes with the ever-present icon of Britain’s submarine fleet and its flagship Trident force.