George’s Guide to Helensburgh

My name is George the Helensburgh Cat and I wanted to share my home town with you. 

George the Helensburgh Cat sitting on the pavement Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.
George the Helensburgh Cat at the train station Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.
George the Helensburgh Cat looking at bus timetables Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.
George the Helensburgh Cat waiting for the bus Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.
George the Helensburgh Cat in the car Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.

Helensburgh is a town in the west of Scotland, well served by public transport and within easy reach of Glasgow and Edinburgh by train. It is also really easy to travel around the town by bus. Although I sometimes don’t have the right money and the driver won’t let me on. Then I have to take the car but there are ample car parks in town for easy parking.

George the Helensburgh Cat social media celebrity Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.

Being a media celebrity and social media influencer is hard work, and fortunately Helensburgh has lots of community groups and activities that you can enjoy in your spare time.  I am partial to a bit of flower arranging and I enjoy taking walks along the quiet streets, meeting the friendly local residents, and loafing in the sunshine.

George the Helensburgh Cat flower arranging Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.
George the Helensburgh Cat meeting a dog Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.
George the Helensburgh Cat loafing in the sunshine Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.

I really enjoy Army Cadet Training at the Drill Hall, and I do like going to Mass every Sunday at St Joseph’s but unfortunately it is closed at the moment due to Covid-19.  I also know my way to The Medical Centre.

George the Helensburgh Cat meeting a dog Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.
George the Helensburgh Cat at the Drill Hall Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.
George the Helensburgh Cat at St Joseph's Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.
George the Helensburgh Cat visiting the medical centre Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.

There are lots of welcoming shops. I am a regular customer at my local Tesco where I like checking out the special offers, although sometimes I can’t get the doors to open, I don’t think I am heavy enough or maybe they have locked me out! I also enjoy visiting Farmfoods where I always get a cuddle, and the new Morrison’s where I get presented with free fish and get more cuddles!

George the Helensburgh Cat on patrol Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.
George the Helensburgh Cat in Tesco Express Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.
George the Helensburgh Cat visiting Tesco Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.
George the Helensburgh Cat visiting Farmfoods Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.
George the Helensburgh Cat visiting Morrisons Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.
George the Helensburgh Cat with his human Dennis Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.

The Community Advertiser – Helensburgh and Lomond has helped me this year run a fundraising campaign to raise money for two charities very dear to my heart.

The first is Alzheimers Scotland – The Dementia Resource Centre, Helensburgh, as my human Dennis was diagnosed with dementia a couple of years ago. I used to really enjoy sitting on his knee. He had to go into the Argyll Care Home and I miss him a lot.

The second charity is the Cats Protection League as I came from their Paisley branch. I had been in foster care for 2 years as no-one wanted me. Hard to believe to be honest but there you go, their loss!

My social media secretary has produced greeting cards and stickers to help me raise money for my charities, and there will also be a calendar available for next year. These things are so hard to do without opposable thumbs.

You can buy them at The Olde Christmas Shoppe, 75 West Clyde Street or order them on my Facebook Page

George the Helensburgh Cat sticker Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.
George the Helensburgh Cat Card Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.
George the Helensburgh Cat on George Street Image used courtesy of J. Hood/George the Helensburgh Cat.

I am so happy to have found my forever home in Helensburgh.

It is a brilliant place to live and work. Come visit and maybe you will be lucky enough to meet me out on my adventures!

Get your swag on. Love from George xx

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