All of our Heroes

Maud MacLellan, OBE

Formal Portrait of Maud MacLellan OBE Helensburgh

Maud Lilburn MacLellan was born on 6 October 1903 at 37 Athole Gardens, Kelvinside, Glasgow. Maud was born one of three children to Walter Thomas MacLellan, a partner in the iron conglomerate P and W MacLellan Ltd, and his wife, Jane Adair Whyte.

Murdo MacLeod

Murdo MacLeod

Murdo Davidson MacLeod was born in Milngavie on 24 September 1958.

A long time resident of Helensburgh and a successful businessman, Murdo will always be remembered on the West Coast for his legendary footballing career.

MacLeod made his name with Dumbarton in 1974 before moving to Celtic in 1978. During his nine years there he helped win five league titles, two Scottish Cups and one League Cup. He also has the distinction of scoring the greatest ever Old Firm goal as voted by Celtic supporters in 2000

Dr Osborne Henry Mavor CBE LL.D M.D a.k.a James Bridie

OH Mavor James Bridie

Osborne Henry Mavor was born in Glasgow on 3 January 1888, the eldest son of Henry Alexander Mavor (1858–1915) and his wife, Janet Osborne (1860–1926).

Henry Mavor was a man of many gifts who, having been compelled for financial reasons to abandon the study of medicine, subsequently made a moderately comfortable living as an engineer. ‘The houses in which the Mavors lived had an atmosphere of dignity and good manners and a smell of old books and ink’. So wrote his son O. H. Mavor in One Way of Living his acclaimed autobiography.

Daniel McCoshan

Daniel McCoshan and Dame Joan Sutherland

When he became a choirboy at St.Michael’s Church, young Daniel McCoshan sang part of Handel’s ‘Messiah’. Little did he realise the role that its music would play in his future…..

Daniel McCoshan was born in Helensburgh in 1920, and grew up to be a popular and familiar figure locally. He lost his left eye in an accident at the age of 6 but this disability was not to hamper his path to success in later life.

Angus McCuaig

Gus McCuaig

Angus was born on 7th January 1958, one of four sons to Archie, a local school janitor, and Violet McCuaig of Garelochhead. He attended Garelochhead primary school and later Helensburgh’s Hermitage Academy. Throughout his childhood, Gus (as he is universally known) displayed a real aptitude for sport with football being his main love.