Frilled With Love

By Amanda Eleftheriades  Photos by Caroline Finn An Aladdin’s cave of frills, fabrics and wicker lies hidden in Faifley’s Skypoint Community Centre. It is here that local creative genius Alison Bell conjures up stunning wedding backdrops and light installations, the front-facing element of her social enterprise, Frill Factory. But, a bit like the entrepreneur herself, …

Library Revamps Across West Dunbartonshire

By Aidan Macdonald, Clydesider Volunteer Photo by Emma Truscott, Vale in Focus participant Libraries have always been a vital part of community life in areas such as West Dunbartonshire. They provide many residents, particularly the elderly, with a lifeline to information, people and stories they may not otherwise have access to.  Now plans are afoot …

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 …