In the greater scheme of things, with thousands facing redundancy or serious cuts in their hours and income, the future of Scotland’s heritage sector is probably some way down the list of most people’s post-Covid concerns.

And yet, peering into the medium rather than the short term, there are parts of Scotland whose hertitage-linked visitor attractions are a crucial part of the ecology as well as the economy.

The National Trust for Scotland’s bleak pronouncement this week of job losses and potential long term closure of some of its assets rang loud warning bells in many parts of Helensburgh and its surrounding countryside.

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What will it mean for the future of the Hill House, already the subject of essential restoration work?

Or for Geilston Garden in Cardross, whose volunteers were already in fairly torrid negotiations with NTS over who was responsible for which aspects of its house and garden?

And of course we have other attractions like the Maid of the Loch, into whose future as a sailing concern so many people have put so much effort and funds.

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As I say, with so many households fearful for their own livelihoods, these may not be the questions uppermost in their minds.

But eventually, when this strange half life is supplanted by some form of the new normal, we will need to find ways of hanging on to the component parts of what makes this area so special.

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