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, …

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 …

Dunkirk Rescue Boat on Road to Recovery

By Amanda Eleftheriades, photo by Charlie Sherry The Skylark IX, one of the little Dunkirk rescue boats, embarked on a new stage of her own recovery journey today as she was piped out of Dumbarton bound for the Maritime Museum in Irvine. The little boat with a big history was waved off from Denny Tank …