I was based there for my last ten years in the mob,1998-2008, and I loved it. Lived on the patch,Churchill, Drumfork club two minute walk from my front door. Lots of mountains for walking,Glasgow on your door step,top night out, people really friendly,Helensburgh is like any other small town,ie not much happening,downside, the rain!
Errrr.............what I said. Never had a problem with anyone whilst living in Scotland. maybe if I was to go on about being English,1966,blah,blah,blah then maybes,but I never talked about football,rugby etc, never interested me, and never had a problem, maybe sports is the problem?
Lived in Clydebank when I was on Bombers and a nicer bunch of people I have yet to find. It was in the 1970s in thw middle of loads of aggro when Jimmy Read was John Browns union person and they were going thru the shutting down of ship[ yards. I used to 'moonlight' as a taxi driver in and around Glasgow and as a sasenach I was treated alright.
The Jocks fer me are OK except for the Dumbarton Debs and that shower of weird women that used to hang out in the Imps, Clachan etc.