IF there's one think you can bank on over a holiday weekend, it's that there's plenty to do across Helensburgh and Lomond.

Here we run down the wealth of choices for all ages, as well as honouring important local anniversaries.

Battle of the Atlantic

Sunday will see a service to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic in the Second World War.

A service will be held in St Michael's and All Angels Church, William Street, on Sunday, May 28 followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial in Hermitage Park.

At 2.30pm, a ceremony will be held at the Rosneath Cairn, adjacent to the sailing club at Rosneath Caravan Site.

1950s for the Loch

The full weekend also marks ther 70th anniversary of MS Maid of the Loch.

A free 1950s-themed set of activities will keep visitors to Balloch busy on May 27 and 28.

Beaches and Sales

In Helensburgh, Saturday will prove to be a busy day.

At 10am, Helensburgh Community Council is holding their monthly beach clean, meeting at the pier.

Even 30 minutes of help can improve the Esplanade beach for the whole area.

The Helensburgh and Lomond Artisans Association are holding their next craft fair at Helensburgh Parish Church: on Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

And the Spring Market will be full of local produce in Colquhoun Square from 10am to 4pm.

Meanwhile, the Helensburgh Rugby Sevens are taking place from from 12noon at Helensburgh Rugby Club.

Foraging Walk

In Cardross, the first foraging walk of the year at Geilston Garden, organised by the Friends of Geilston, takes place this weekend.

Join expert herbologist Nicky Brownrigg on a slow walk to discover the culinary, medicinal and household uses of Geilston’s woodland plants.

The walks take place on Saturday, May 27at various times. Book at geilstonfriends.events@gmail.com.

Sunday at Seven

And on Sunday, the next Sunday at Seven concert will take place at Helensburgh Parish Church.

It’s a welcome return to Helensburgh for Trio Mallarme, who first appeared in town more than six years ago.

Their performance of Ravel’s Piano Trio was first scheduled in 2019 but was then postponed due to lockdown.

The concert starts at 7pm and lasts for one hour. Entry is free, with an opportunity to give a donation as you leave.

For more information contact Helensburgh Parish Church on 01436 676880.