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Photographs of the village of Rhu near Helensburgh on the Firth of Clyde in the West of Scotland

Boats in Gare Loch at Helensburgh

Village of Rhu on the Firth of Clyde

The name derives from the Scots Gaelic "rudha" meaning 'point'.

Like many placess in the area Rhu became fashionable in the 19th century 

as a residence for wealthy shipowners and merchants from Glasgow.



Marina at Rhu on Gare Loch

Village of Rhu

Rhu and Shandon Parish Church

Rhu and Shandon Parish Church

Rhu and Shandon Parish Church dates from 1851.
 Amongst those buried in the kirkyard is 
Henry Bell
 whose "
Comet" was the world's first commercially successful steamship.

War memorial at Rhu

War memorial at Rhu

Club House of the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club at Rhu

 Club House of the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club at Rhu

The Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club is a yacht club founded in Scotland in 1978,
 by merger of the 
Royal Northern Yacht Club ( founded in 1824 )
 and the 
Royal Clyde Yacht Club ( founded in 1856 ).

Rossneath Peninsula from Rhu

Rossneath Peninsula from Rhu

Gare Loch from Rhu

Gare Loch from Rhu

Old Parish Church at Cardross

Old Parish Church at Cardross

Old Parish Church at Cardross

Old Parish Church at Cardross

Cardross is a large village situated halfway between Dumbarton and Helensburgh.
 Cardross is also the name of an historic 
parish where King Robert the Bruce once lived.

Map of Helensburgh, Rhu and Cardross

Map of Helensburgh, Rhu and Cardross

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