All of our Heroes

Derek Parlane

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Derek Parlane
Distinguished Professional Footballer, Scotland International and Glasgow Rangers Hall of Fame Inductee

Derek James Parlane was born on the 5th May 1953 in Helensburgh. Following in the footsteps of his father Jimmy Parlane, Derek grew up to become a professional footballer who had a distinguished club career and also represented his country at international level. Father Jimmy had represented Rangers during the war years and for a short while after hostilities ended.

Alexander Nisbet Paterson

Alexander Nisbet Paterson
Architect & Artist

Alexander Nisbet Paterson was born at Berkeley Terrace, Glasgow on 3 May 1862, the youngest son of Andrew Paterson and his wife Margaret Hunter.

Viola Paterson

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Painter, draughtswoman, printmaker and member of the distinguished Paterson family of artists

Viola was born in Helensburgh in 1899, daughter of famous Glasgow Architecture and Artist Alexander Nisbet Patterson and Margaret Hamilton. Viola was one of two children, her brother Alastair Hamilton Paterson entered the army and eventually rose to the rank of Major General.

Luke Patience

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Helensburgh Olympic sailor Luke Patience
European, World and London 2012 Olympic Medal winning Sailor

Luke Patience loves the sea. In fact he loves it so much he has stated that he wished he’d been born with gills!

Archibald Peddie

Archibald Peddie
Artist of the 20th Century Scottish School and Art Teacher

Archibald Peddie was born in Helensburgh on the 15th August 1917, and whilst not as well known as many other Scots born artists he can be said to have made a genuine contribution to the 20th Century Scottish school. His work easily identified through the use of strong colours and bold confident brush strokes.