Doors Open Day

By Elspeth Crocket, Photo by Robert Wilson On Saturday, 10th September West Dunbartonshire throws open the doors of some of its most fascinating buildings for its very own “Doors Open Day”. This local event, the first for some time, has been jointly organised by the Lennox Heritage Society and the Clydebank Local History Society and …

Better Balloch Design Launch

By Tommy Crocket Locals are being called on to put their creative thinking caps and help redesign Balloch. Ideas and suggestions are needed to improve the public spaces near the station and village centre to make them more attractive and easier for people to travel on foot and by bike. Following a recent public charette, …

It’s Not Too Late To Nominate

By Tommy Crocket Just three weeks remain to nominate inspiring individuals, groups or projects for the 2016 UK National Parks Volunteer Awards. Candidates are being accepted in four categories – Individual, Young Person, Group, and Project. The group and project winners will receive a £1,000 bursary toward future volunteering efforts. The individual and young person …

Clydebuilt Exhibition Opens

Take a trip back in time to the area’s shipbuilding heyday with a visit to a new exhibition opening in Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery next Friday, August 26. The world famous shipyards will be the focus of the major new exhibition entitled ‘When the Clyde Ruled the Waves’. The history of the yards, the …

Charity’s Anniversary Celebrations

Photos by Charlie Sherry and film by Tommy Crocket The grounds of Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA) were packed on Friday for a summer garden party and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque to mark the charity’s 40th anniversary. The local charity has supported thousands of people affected by alcohol problems since it was …

Community Cinema Returns

Lights, camera and action – the Concord Community Cinema will be back by popular demand next month with 15 feature films to enjoy. The new season, which runs from September to January in Dumbarton’s Concord Centre, offers 15 films for just £30 – so pick your favourite genre and sign up for a £10 club …