Helensburgh and Lomond history buffs can discover more about the area’s hidden history at a series of talks in the town - starting next month.

The North Clyde Archaeological Society (NCAS) as unveiled details of the events it will be holding in Helensburgh over the autumn, winter and early spring.

The society's 2023-24 series begins in just a few weeks' time - with all the talks on the programme taking place at the Helensburgh Community Hub.

The series begins on Tuesday, October 3, when Elizabeth Crocket will speak about the history of Dumbarton Castle.

Five further events will take place on the first Wednesday of each month (except for January), with the series drawing to a close in April.

The full list of event dates and subjects on this year's programme is as follows.

Tuesday, October 3 - Elizabeth Crocket: ‘History of Dumbarton Castle’

Wednesday, November 1 - Andrew Graham: ‘Clydebank Museum Collections’

Wednesday, December 6 - Fiona Baker: ‘Written in Stone: Rock Art in NW Saudi Arabia’

Wednesday, February 7 - Phil Richardson: ‘People and their Past: 30 years of Adopt–a–Monument’

Wednesday, March 6 - Kath McSweeney: ‘Giving Life to Old Bones’

Wednesday, April 3 - Jim Nes: ‘Landscapes in Archaeology’

All the talks begin at 7.30pm at the Helensburgh Community Hub on the corner of East Princes Street and Glenfinlas Street.

Non-members are welcome to attend any or all of the talks, but are asked to give a £3 donation at each event to help cover the cost of venue hire.