A DECADE on from the original story first appearing in the Advertiser, we take a look back at a group of Helensburgh residents' 'voyage' to celebrate a quarter of a century since their building scheme first became occupied.

Here's how we covered the news on March 5, 2009...


A GROUP of residents went on a special Caribbean Cruise last week - although they never left any port.

Instead, the 31 elderly residents of Helensburgh’s Waverley Court enjoyed a themed ‘voyage’ to celebrate the Bield scheme’s silver anniversary.

The building, in West King Street, was completed in February 1984 and became occupied in April.

Because the building was named after the paddle steamer Waverley, staff decided to mark the 25th anniversary with a nautical theme and have a mock cruise to the Caribbean - aboard the HMS Waverley Court.

Sandra Wilkie, scheme manager, said: “The celebrations began in the afternoon with family, friends, carers and other regular visitors joining the tenants and staff for tea, coffee and biscuits and take in the nautical decorations.”