A GOUROCK woman who found three bibles dumped in her bin is keen to return them to their owners.

Helen Reilly, who lives in Kempock Street, discovered the books after her husband brought in the emptied bin from the main road.

The 69-year-old is curious to know why the bibles - which have personal inscriptions on them - were thrown away.

She hopes Tele readers can help solve the mystery.

Helen said: "My husband Pat brought in the bin and saw the bibles in the bottom.

"They are in good condition and obviously belonged to someone.

"It's a mystery how it ended up in a bin when there is a charity shop next door."

The first is a small black bible inscribed 'Deborah Hope Davidson 21st May 1963'.

The second is a larger bible and commemorates the marriage of Mr and Mrs Davidson in September 1929 and is signed 'Duncan Mair, Newlands Manse, Glasgow'.

The third is a modern New English Bible with a green cover and reads 'Deborah Davidson 29 November 1981' either to mark the person's confirmation or being a communicant in the Church of Scotland.

A typewritten piece of paper inside refers to St Machar's Church in Bridge of Weir and the lady's address is given as Horsewood Road in the village.

Helen said: "I would like to see these books reunited with members of the Davidson family.

"I've been doing a bit of genealogy into my own family and this could be of sentimental value."

If anyone has any information or wants to claim the books, they should call 558928.