All of our Heroes

Robert "Bobby" Brown

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Bobby Brown
Rangers and Scotland Goalkeeping Legend, Scotland’s first full time Manager and Teacher

Robert "Bobby" Brown was born 19 March 1923 in Dunipace, Stirlingshire is a former Scottish footballer and football manager.

Jack Buchanan

Jack Buchanan
Britain’s First Major Star of Stage & Screen

Hollywood had Fred Astaire, Britain had Jack Buchanan

Walter John Buchanan or Jack as he was called was born in Helensburgh on 2nd April 1890. The family home being Garthland in West Argyle Street, just along the road from his childhood, and later lifelong friend John Logie Baird.

John Buchanan

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Hera and Mouchette 1908
1908 Olympic Gold Medal winning yachtsman

John Buchanan was born on the 1st January 1884 in Rhu. Like all the crew members aboard Thomas Glen-Coats’ 'Hera' in the 12-metre class at the 1908 Olympics, John Buchanan was a member of the Royal Clyde Yacht Club. He was a farmer and an enthusiastic sailor for many years who in 1936 won the Tarbert Cup sailing his 8-metre boat 'Falcon'. He died in Rhu on the 25th November 1943.

John was a member of the Hera's crew that also contained fellow local Helensburgh GP Dr Arthur Drummond Downes

Rachel Buchanan MBE

Rachel Buchanan
WW2 Nurse, a mother, a campaigner for people with learning disabilities

Rachel McInness was born in Cardross on the 20th September 1915, to Donald and Margaret McInness, and educated at Cardross Primary and Hermitage School, Rachel went on to travel the world — and to change it.

David Caldwell

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Award Winning Portrait Artist

David Caldwell was born in Helensburgh in 1977. After leaving school he studied painting at the Glasgow School of Art (1994-98) and further completed his education by attending in 2003 - 2005 The Princes’ Drawing School: The Drawing Year where he obtained an MA level diploma.