Tuesday 28 August 2012

Stairlifts Helensburgh - Stairlifts Argyll and Bute

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Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute. And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.
Give us a call today on 0141 278 3929  If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.

Stairlifts Helensburgh - Stairlifts Argyll and Bute

Helensburgh is said to be the second most expensive place to buy property in Scotland.  This little seaside town sits on the banks of the Firth of Clyde and the entrance to the sea inlet of Gareloch.

Helensburgh’s origins started in 1776 when Sir James Colquhorn built spa baths there actually on the original site of Ardencaple Castle.  Today the only part of the castle that remains is the tower which is used as an aid to navigation on the Firth of Clyde.

Once the spa baths were built, Colquhorn built the new seaside town adjacent to the baths that he named after his wife Helen.  He laid the town out in the style of Edinburgh New Town based on a grid system.  He also arranged a ferry service to the other side of the Firth of Clyde so that people could commute from work in Greenock to live in the stylish Helensburgh.

By the end of the 19th century holiday makers were arriving to enjoy this new seaside town by paddle steamer up the Clyde from Glasgow and by rail.  The steamers stopped at Helensburgh and Craigendoran piers.

Helensburgh retains its original charm with wide, elegant tree-lined streets, a long promenade and many green parks and gardens.

Nowadays, Helensburgh is a commuter town for Glasgow as well as attracting tourists.  It is also close to the Naval Base Faslane which is the site where the British nuclear deterrent fleet operate from.  A lot of Helensburgh’s economy depends on the income generated by links with the Base.

Castle Comfort Stair Lifts
If you or a loved one living in Helensborough or the local area has mobility problems, we are just the people to help and advise.  We have been supplying stairlifts to the folks in the UK for virtually 15 years so we know a thing or two about what you’ll need.

There are already around 75 people in Helensburgh who own a stairlift; that’s roughly 2.6% of the retired population in the area.  You can see just how many people use this mode of transport up and down the stairs by checking out our scrolling counter here.

Whilst you’re checking the counter take a look at the services we offer from supply and installation to after sales service.  Don’t worry if you know nothing about stairlifts we have a wealth of information that you can read about including prices, comparison of the different makes and even differing stairlifts for your needs.

Still got questions?  Why not give our local office a call on  0141 278 3929 .

Hill House
Hill House is in the northern part of the town and was built for the publisher Walter Blackie by well-known architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.  Most of the interior rooms and furniture were also designed by Mackintosh.  The house is now owned by the National Trust of Scotland and can be visited throughout the summer and on selected days through the winter.

Loch Lomond
Literally just down the road is Loch Lomond, it’s less than 10 miles away.  Everyone’s heard of Loch Lomond even though it doesn’t boast a mystical monster like its northerly cousin Loch Ness.


Loch Lomond is the largest inland lake in the British Isles – its 24 miles long and some almost 1 to 5 miles wide.  It contains 30 plus islands of which Inchmurrin is the largest.  Several are also thought to be man-made from prehistoric times.  Lomond falls within the Trossacks National Park and there is no doubt that it is an area of extreme natural beauty.  It contains 21 Munros or mountains but none of them compete with Ben Nevis further north, the highest mountain in the British Isles.

You’ll find great nature trails and walks in Balloch Country Park at the southern tip of Loch Lomond.

Famous folks from Helensburgh
·         John Logie Baird famous for pioneering the invention of television in Great Britain was born in Helensburgh.  He produced an early greyscale broadcast.  He also tried to create diamonds from graphite and caused Glasgow’s electricity supply to short

·         Fittingly an actor who first made his name on television lives in the area now.  Robbie Coltrane came to fame on our small screens in a number of productions including Cracker, the Gruffalo, Tutti Fruiti, Blackadder’s Christmas Carol and too many more to list.  In latter years he has become renowned for his part as Hagrid in the Harry Potter films.  Although his career in both television and films started simultaneously around 1980, he never seems to have left one screen or the other

·         Actress Deborah Kerr probably best remembered for her role in the film The King and I spent the first few years of her life in Helensburgh.  She was nominated 6 times for an Academy Award but never won.  She appeared in a number of successful films including From Here to Eternity, Black Narcissus, An Affair to Remember, The life and Death of Colonel Blimp.  She has a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame


·         Scottish drummer Kenny Hislop is also from Helensburgh.  He joined Midge Ure in Slik and went on to play with Simple Minds for a short time

·         Television director Tom Vaughan grew up in Helensburgh.  He directed the TV series Cold Feet and He Knew He was Right and films What Happens in Vegas and Extraordinary Measures.  He currently has two films in post-production

Just a quick reminder, Castle Comfort Stair Lifts can help everyone find the best stairlift for their needs.  We can even advise about meeting the costs via possible grants or 0% finance options.  You’ll even find a £50 off voucher at the top of this blog to use towards the purchase.  And don’t forget we have a number of reconditioned models which keep the costs down too.

We can have you mobile again in less than half a day – yes that’s the most time it takes to install a stairlift and you could be in control again.  Just call us today on  0141 278 3929 .

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