Discover Helensburgh and Lomond, the Gateway to Argyll
Welcome to Destination Helensburgh
The home for all things Helensburgh and Lomond, from Visitor Information and an Events Calendar, to our Community pages, with details on neighbourhood organisations and a local business directory. Visit us at our Visitor Information Centre, Gallery and Shop at 28 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh (opposite Tesco).
Say HELLO to Winter in Helensburgh & Lomond!
Enjoy the great outdoors, visit our festive events, & #LoveLocal in our unique independent shops & fantastic restaurants. There is a range of events taking place in Helensburgh & Lomond this winter, including the Festive Lights Switch-on and Christmas Market, and the Winter Festival (both in Helensburgh), the Cove & Kilcreggan Book Festival, plus lots of activities like breakfast with Santa or Christmas Wreath making workshops!
Visit our HELLO Winter page to find out all the details – we are regularly updating this as more events are announced, and if you have an event you would like featured, just let us know!
The Cove and Kilcreggan Book Festival 2021 programme has been announced
The Cove and Kilcreggan Book Festival brings renowned authors to a local audience over a weekend (27-28 November 2021) at Cove Burgh Hall. This year the event features, among others, Booker Prize-winner Douglas Stuart, tartan noir star Denise Mina, broadcaster Gavin Esler and sports broadcaster Andrew Cottar and his dogs Olive and Mabel.
Helensburgh and Lomond has a fantastic range of shops, with lots of quality independent retailers as well as high street brands. Our shopping page has a directory of local shops, from galleries and crafts, gifts and jewellery, fashion and bridal wear, toyshops and homewares, and a whole lot more besides! There is also a great range of places to eat and drink, whether you are looking for award-winning fine dining, coffee and cake, or takeaway fish and chips and ice-cream by the seaside!
Destination Helensburgh is delighted to be have been awarded funding from the VisitScotland Destination & Sector Marketing Fund to promote Helensburgh and Lomond as a winter destination.
We now want to hear all about the plans your local business or organisation has for this winter – craft fairs, ceilidhs, food and drink experiences, staycation offers, adventure activities, and anything else you might have planned up until the end of March 2022, which can be featured in our new campaign. Please see our Winter Campaign webpage to find out more about how to get involved. We look forward to hearing from you!