Make Things Happen in Your Community

Sponsored Content Do you live in West Dunbartonshire and want to get more involved in your local community but not sure where to start? Or does your community organisation need more volunteers or members? If so why not attend a series of events organised by West Dunbartonshire Council to encourage people to get involved in …

Vale In Focus Photo Project

A photography project with a difference is starting in Alexandria this month and people who live or work in the Vale are invited to join. The free Community Voice photography workshops will give participants the chance to share their views of the area in both images and discussion. The eight-week project is a partnership between …

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 …

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 …

Clydesider Launch Night

Photos by Robert Wilson Our team of creative volunteers celebrated the official launch of the first issue of Clydesider community magazine with an evening of music and poetry in Ben View Resource Centre on Saturday. Clydesider is a social enterprise set up by former Dumbarton Reporter journalist Amanda Eleftheriades with help from a group of …