Volunteers Clean Bowling Beach

 Volunteers from Greenpeace Glasgow recently cleared 30 bags of rubbish from Bowling Beach. The beach clean was part of Greenpeace’s global campaign to rid the seas of plastic waste. And Matthew Skilling from Scottish Canals supported the group by providing bags and equipment for the clean up. Plastic Debris Connie Arnold from Greenpeace Glasgow, said: …

Wedding Fund Supports Cancer Patients

A Dumbarton woman has raised thousands to help terminally ill patients make their wedding dreams come true. Kathleen MacGregor set up the Joan MacGregor Matrimonial Fund in 2009 after her son Charles’ partner, Joan, was diagnosed with terminal cancer and the pair had just 24 hours to organise a wedding. Joan passed away just two …

Calling of the Pipes Attracts Thousands

Photos by Robert Wilson @wilson_snaps Dumbarton’s Levengrove Park played host to the annual Scottish Pipe Band Championships last weekend which attracted a 25,000 strong crowd to the area. The event saw 123 bands from across Scotland and beyond compete for prizes in various categories, while 40 drum majors also went head-to-head for honours and Highland …

Charity Recipe Book Launch

A local alcohol support charity has launched its second recipe book as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations. The book, ‘40 Feasts for Foodies’, showcases the work of the charity’s popular cooking group Come Dine With DACA. Now in its fourth year, the group has grown from teaching basic cooking skills to cooking more advanced …