Making The News

At Clydesider Creative HQ we are celebrating not one, not two but three funding boosts. The extra cash will allow us to bring Creative Taster Cafes and Citizen Journalism training to West Dunbartonshire and get more people involved with the Clydesider community magazine. When we started setting up Clydesider a couple of years ago I …

Happiness

To mark National Poetry Day we thought we would share this beautiful poem submitted to Clydesider’s Issue 7 poetry competition by local poet, writer, historian and actor Bruce Biddulph. Enjoy! It’s there in smiles and welling tears we not long left behind It’s there still from the recent touch of intent simply kind. It’s there …

The Music Man

By Tommy Crocket Alistair Ferguson is a walking encyclopaedia of modern music. His love of all things musical goes back to his teenage years when he, like many of us, spent his Saturdays touring Dumbarton’s record shops and later Glasgow’s. “There were three in Dumbarton alone in those days of the dim and distant past,” …

Garden Friends

Words & Photos by Linda Morrison We can never have too many friends. We have best friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, young friends, old friends and pet friends, to name but a few. But how many of you have garden friends? Garden friends are always there for you and they are really the best kind of friends. …

Jackie & The Beanstalk

By Amanda Eleftheriades Tucked away at the bottom of the Carman Hill in Renton, just below the railway bridge, is one of our community’s well-hidden gems. It is one of those stories which we love sharing here at Clydesider. So make yourself comfy and we will tell you the tale of Jackie & the Beanstalk. …