The Music Man

By Tommy Crocket Alistair Ferguson is a walking encyclopaedia of modern music. His love of all things musical goes back to his teenage years when he, like many of us, spent his Saturdays touring Dumbarton’s record shops and later Glasgow’s. “There were three in Dumbarton alone in those days of the dim and distant past,” …

Local Women Celebrate International Women’s Day

By Angela Clark and Our Citizen Journalists A colourful showcase of fashion, music, creativity and food from a diversity of backgrounds and cultures was on offer at the International Women’s Day celebrations in Whitecrook last Saturday. The community event in Centre 81, which was organised by Isaro Social Integration Network, was a huge success with …

Clydesider Anniversary Celebrations

Words and Photos by Douglas Young Videos Courtesy of Tommy Crocket The Clydesider magazine celebrated it’s first anniversary on the 4th of November in Ben View community centre, where a packed house was entertained by local talent and supper was provided. Perhaps I should correct the date because in reality it’s utter nonsense. The community …

Calling of the Pipes Attracts Thousands

Photos by Robert Wilson @wilson_snaps Dumbarton’s Levengrove Park played host to the annual Scottish Pipe Band Championships last weekend which attracted a 25,000 strong crowd to the area. The event saw 123 bands from across Scotland and beyond compete for prizes in various categories, while 40 drum majors also went head-to-head for honours and Highland …

Spring Issue of Clydesider Out Now

Our fantastic team of Clydesider volunteers have been working really hard to put together the new issue of Clydesider community magazine. We have distributed nearly 9,000 copies so far in community venues, shops, libraries, cafes, hairdressers etc across West Dunbartonshire but for those who don’t live locally or haven’t had a chance to pick up …