THE grandson of TV pioneer John Logie Baird will be the guest speaker at the first Helensburgh Community Council (HCC) ‘webinar’ of 2021 this week.

Iain Logie Baird, a curator and writer, will speak about ‘Curating Television in the 21st Century’ at a talk to be held via Zoom on Thursday, January 14 at 7pm.

Other talks will be given by Stewart Noble on ‘Henry Bell and the Comet’ (Thursday, February 4); by Sarah Davies on the climate change emergency and its impact on Scotland and Helensburgh (Thursday, February 18); by Sarah Davies and Irina Agostinelli on recycling in Helensburgh and making the town a plastic free community (Thursday, March 11); by Audrey Baird and Fiona Baker on protecting, funding and restoring Scotland’s remaining ancient woodlands (Thursday, April 1); by Stewart Noble on the Scottish planning system and how it affects ordinary residents (Thursday, April 15); and by Andrew Nisbet on LiveArgyll (Thursday, May 6).

To register your interest in attending any of the talks, email HCC member Tariq Durrani on and you’ll be sent an invitation to the event just before it starts.

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