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 …

Local Groups Team Up To Just Walk

Walkers from community groups across West Dunbartonshire have joined forces to celebrate National Walking Month. Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol’s (DACA) Walk and Talk group invited walkers from local voluntary organisations to join them on their Step Count Challenge. Armed with pedometers to measure their steps the 27 walkers from DACA, Y-Sort It, West Dunbartonshire …

Kilt Walk Fun in the Sun

Words by Angela Clark, photos by Robert Wilson Those boots were made for walking and that’s exactly what they did as thousands took to the streets for the charity fundraiser. A record number of people took part in the Kilt Walk fundraiser this year making it the biggest event so far and raising over £2million …

Snow Scenes From the ‘Shire

Thank you to everyone who sent us a snow picture from across West Dunbartonshire. We were inundated with photos and hope the slideshows below capture a flavour of the Beast from the East’s visit. It’s the first time we put a callout for local citizen journalists to record what is happening on their doorsteps and …

Alcohol Charity Celebrates Funding Success

A local charity which supports people with alcohol problems is celebrating a five-year funding award from the Big Lottery Fund. Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA) will use the £389,172 to set up the Steps to Recovery project. This builds on DACA’s previous partnership with the Big Lottery Fund, which concluded successfully in December. Mags …