News in brief: Historic items found in cupboard, lifeboat rescues yachtsman overboard, MSP backs cancer campaign

Two ‘historic’ plaques discovered in a cupboard in council offices look set to be put on public display by Helensburgh Heritage Trust.

Next Tuesday Argyll and Bute Council’s Helensburgh and Lomond area committee is being recommended to agree loaning the plaques to the trust, which would store and display them, while the council retains ownership.

Helensburgh’s lifeboat was called out when a yachtsman fell overboard at Gourock last weekend.

The volunteer crew was paged at 1.27pm on Saturday after Belfast Coastguard received a call from a member of the staff at the Royal Gourock Yacht Club reporting a person in the water.

The man was rescued by a Clyde Marine Unit (MoD Police) vessel which was in the vicinity at the time.

The casualty, who required no medical attention, was taken ashore to the yacht club – apparently the yacht that he had fallen overboard from was on its mooring at the time and he had been the only person on board.

The lifeboat was back on station and ready for service again at 2.05pm

Dumbarton constituency MSP Jackie Baillie met Breast Cancer Care at the Scottish Parliament to highlight the importance of breast awareness with a three- point checklist.

She welcomed the launch of the ‘three point checklist’, which shows what women need to be aware of when checking their breasts, along with key volunteers who are involved in the charity’s breast awareness campaign, B-Aware.

BCCSCOTLAND Jackie Baillie MSP (2)