Olly Ross

Olly Ross Helensburgh Heroes

Oliphant (Olly) Biggar Ross was born in Onich, near Fort William, on the 31st December 1944. At the age of nine, Olly moved with his family to Helensburgh, a town that was not unfamiliar to him having visited it many times to see his Grandparents.

Walter Smith OBE

Walter Smith

Walter Smith, was born 24 February 1948 in Lanark, but he and his family have spent over 20 years as residents of Helensburgh's upper west area. He is a Scottish former football player, but is better known as a football manager.

Peter Such

Peter Such Cricketer

Peter Mark Such was born on the June 12, 1964 in Helensburgh and although remembered as an English cricket star, his place of birth did lead to him seriously thinking about playing for Scotland in the World Cup some years ago.

After a short period of time in Helensburgh, his family moved South to Nottinghamshire.

Edward Whyte

Eddy Whyte

Edward, or Eddy as he is known, Whyte was born in Gourock on the 7th February 1956. The son of an MOD Policeman (of the same name), Eddy spent his early years in Rosyth, Fife, where his passion for football was ignited by the fact that he lived a few doors down from Alex Edwards of Dunfermline, the player that Jock Stein gave his league debut to just five days after his 16th birthday in February 1962, making him the youngest outfield player to ever play in a Scottish Football League match.