Fionna was born in the Temperance Hotel, Garelochhead, during at ‘black out’ in the second month of World War 2. Fionna was due to be born in the family home, The Nest. Portincaple, but the Doctor refused to come to deliver her. It was therefore left to the Naval personnel stationed in the Hotel to bring Fionna into the world.
Founder member of UK 1980s techno Acid House movement - the "Spiral Tribe" sound system
Seb Vaughan aka dj "69db".
At the age of 17 Seb, brother of Film Director Tom, left the family home in Helensburgh to play drums for his psycadelic rock band.
The year was 1988 and was the year that Acid house took the country by force. After 2 years of discovery in and around the many parties 69db being a drummer saw the potential in this repetative beat. At the same time as joining Spiral Tribe Sound System 69db enrolled in City of Leeds College of Music where he got his access to his first recording studio. It was here that he composed his first tracks for Spiral Tribe.
From Helensburgh's Gardens to Covent Garden's Stage
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.
Kenny Hyslop was born Kenneth John Hyslop on the 14th February 1951 in Helensburgh.
Kenny displayed a musical talent from an early age and began playing the drums from the age of twelve. He has cited drumming legends John Bonham (Led Zepplin), Keith Moon (The Who) and Clyde Stubblefield (best known for his work with James Brown) as his inspiration.
Versatile TV & Radio Broadcaster, Youngest Presenter of Grandstand and winner of Royal Television Society Award
Hazel Irvine was born on May 26, 1965 at St Andrews. She moved to Cardross with her family when she was young and was educated at Hermitage Academy.
Hazel’s broadcasting career began in 1986 as a production assistant with Radio Clyde. She moved into sport a year later when she joined Scottish Television as a reporter
Hazel is now one of BBC Sport’s most experienced, versatile and recognisable broadcasters and the face of its snooker and athletics coverage. In golf, she is the anchor for the Women’s Open and co-presenter on The Open, The Masters, The Ryder Cup and the Solheim Cup.