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 …

Bankie Women in Wild Witchy Production

Two women from Clydebank are playing important roles in a dramatic experience called Seraphina by ConFAB theatre company. Helen Cuinn plays the lead role of Seraphina Water and Pauline Bradley is in the chorus. Seraphina spans centuries of women’s lives from when we lived with nature close to the earth, to the reformation when women …

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 …