Sport

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.

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

Charlotte Cooper Sterry

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Charlotte Reinagle Cooper
All time tennis legend, five times Wimbledon Ladies Singles champion and first woman ever to become an Olympic Champion

Charlotte Reinagle Cooper was born, the youngest of six children, in Ealing, Middlesex, on 22 September 1870, the daughter of Henry Cooper of Caversham, a miller, and his wife, American born Teresa Georgiana, nee Miller.

Colin Dalgleish

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Colin Dalgleish
Walker Cup Captain & Golfing Entrepreneur

Born in Old Kilpatrick on the north bank of the River Clyde in 1960, Colin Dalgleish has lived in Helensburgh since he was 4 years old. He has enjoyed a successful amateur golf career at boys, youths and senior level, culminating in his appointment as Captain of the 2007 and 2009 Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup Teams against the United States.

Mhairi Davidson

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Mhairi Davidson Medal winning fencing champion
Scottish Schools Fencing Champion

Mhairi Davidson was born on 3rd May 1994 at the Vale of Level Hospital, the eldest of three children, to parents Keith and Penny.

She grew up in Helensburgh, attending Hermitage Primary and later Hermitage Academy.

She started fencing at the age of 10 with her father as her coach.

Scottish Fencing is the governing body of the sport of fencing in Scotland. Each year they hold a championship competition for school-aged children in Under 14, Under 16 and Over 16 age bands.