Charity Garden Party – All Welcome

An alcohol support charity will celebrate its 40th anniversary next month with a summer garden party – and folk from Dumbarton, the Vale and Clydebank are welcome to join the celebrations. Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA) was established in 1976 as part of the Quality of Life Experiment to help individuals and their families …

Highland Games Highlights – In Pictures

Crowds flocked to Moss O’Balloch park on Saturday for the 2016 Loch Lomond Highland Games and Clydesider photographer Robert Wilson was there to capture the action. The event is one of the top competitions in Scotland with £15,000 prize money up for grabs and competitors and visitors didn’t let the occasional showers dampen the day. …

Centenary Celebrations for Balloch Park

Balloch Country Park celebrates its centenary this month, 100 years since it first opened its gates in July 1916 the park has proven to be popular with locals and visitors from far and wide. The castle and park were originally a private estate dating back to the medieval period, when Earls of Lennox lived there. …

Scottish Opera Pops Up In Clydebank

By Robert Wilson Clydebank’s Titan Crane played host to a travelling musical roadshow last week as Scottish Opera Pop-Up rolled into town. The touring show is travelling 1400 miles across the length and breadth of Scotland with three opera shorts designed to enthral both opera buffs and those new to the operatic high notes. With …

Pupils Achieve Amazing Things

By Michael McLaren Pictured (L-R): Gartocharn Primary School pupils Beth Gilfillan, P5, and Gabriella Treglia, P4, with their teacher Emma Little. Some pretty amazing school kids were recognised for their exceptional work at an awards ceremony in Clydebank Town Hall last week. The Amazing Things awards, now in its fifth year, celebrates and acknowledges the …

Crowds Flock to Rock of Ages

By Tommy Crocket. All photos courtesy of Fearchara Fia Photography. Dumbarton Castle provided a stunning backdrop for Historic Environment Scotland’s Rock of Ages two-day event last weekend. The glorious weather helped to attract over 3,000 spectators who came from various parts of Scotland and further afield to find out more about this famous structure and …