Alcohol Charity Celebrates Funding Success

A local charity which supports people with alcohol problems is celebrating a five-year funding award from the Big Lottery Fund. Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA) will use the £389,172 to set up the Steps to Recovery project. This builds on DACA’s previous partnership with the Big Lottery Fund, which concluded successfully in December. Mags …

Apply Now for Community Funding

Community groups in West Dunbartonshire can apply for up to £5,000 of funding in the third phase of Community Budgeting. The Council would like to hear from groups keen to develop community projects that will improve the lives of residents. Help is available to complete the application forms and residents will again vote for their …

Clydesider Anniversary Celebrations

Words and Photos by Douglas Young Videos Courtesy of Tommy Crocket The Clydesider magazine celebrated it’s first anniversary on the 4th of November in Ben View community centre, where a packed house was entertained by local talent and supper was provided. Perhaps I should correct the date because in reality it’s utter nonsense. The community …

Writers, Artists and Other Reptiles

By Mary Irvine Budding young artist Andrew McEwan, from Levenvale Primary School, scooped a top prize in a national conservation competition. The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC) asked youngsters aged 8-18 to paint, draw or write about 15 iconic Scottish species. These ranged from Scottish wildcats and red deer to great crested newts.  And …