JOURNALISTIC INVESTIGATION BY THE FERRET

Scotland’s top civil servant took 58 flights while telling staff not to fly By Rob Edwards The Scottish Government’s civil service chief, Leslie Evans, has flown to and from London four times more often than going by train while telling her 6,000 officials to “avoid domestic air travel where trains are available”. The government’s travel policy … More JOURNALISTIC INVESTIGATION BY THE FERRET

CONCORD COMMUNITY CINEMA

The CLASSICS season continues at 7.30pm on Friday 18th October  in the Concord Centre, Dumbarton, with the screening of KRAMER vs KRAMER (1979)  starring Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman.  Non members admitted for £3 where seats available.  Membership for the season, September till January is available at £8 for four films. Sweet Success Café open from 7pm.

SEARCH FOR MAN LAST SEEN ON ERSKINE BRIDGE

The Erskine Bridge where Rufus Bricknell was last seen at midnight on Sunday. By Democrat reporter Police Scotland are continuing to appeal for information to trace Rufus Brickell, aged 22, who has been reported missing from Edinburgh and had last been seen on Orwell Place around 6pm. Following inquiries officers now have CCTV footage of … More SEARCH FOR MAN LAST SEEN ON ERSKINE BRIDGE

DON ROBERTO AND ME

Jamie Jauncey’s Column In a letter to The Herald,  a correspondent remarked on the ’unprincipled, illiberal and undemocratic’ stance of Jo Swinson and Willie Rennie—the heirs, however unlikely it may seem, to the party Don Roberto once, albeit briefly, called his own. In support of his argument, the correspondent referred to Don Roberto’s often quoted observation … More DON ROBERTO AND ME

OBITUARY

Passionate about opera and a keen member of Dumbarton operatic society, Guido often performed in many of their productions.  He loved to tell the story about the time he and a few friends from Dumbarton hitchhiked to Milan to hear their old neighbour, David Ward, now a famous opera singer, sing at the Scala in Milan.  Davey was amazed to see them when they surprised him at the stage door on opening night and proceeded to take them to celebratory parties all over Milan. … More OBITUARY

WASPI WOMEN LOSE PENSIONS CASE IN HIGH COURT

Nicola hits out after High Court throws out WASPI women case   Nicola Sturgeon, Cllr Karen Conaghan and Jackie Baillie, the Labour MSP, with WASPI women campaigners including the SNP’s Martin Docherty-Hughes MP, in Dumbarton. By Bill Heaney The UK Government has effectively robbed women of their pension entitlement. It is disgraceful, First Minister Nicola … More WASPI WOMEN LOSE PENSIONS CASE IN HIGH COURT

Guided Hill Walk

Sunday 6 October, 10:00, from Balquhidder to Brig o’Turk This superb, remote, linear walk, in the heart of the Trossachs, is off the beaten track and will be lead by two experienced guides.  They will regale you with some of the tales associated with the place. This walk makes you feel like you are on top of … More Guided Hill Walk

FLAMINGO LAND DEVELOPMENT TURNED DOWN

The latest plan from Flamingo Land for their tourism development at Balloch. Report recommends refusal of West Riverside planning application The report of recommendation on the planning application for West Riverside and Woodbank House, Balloch, has been published today (Thursday 5th September). The report, by the Director of Rural Development and Planning at Loch Lomond & The … More FLAMINGO LAND DEVELOPMENT TURNED DOWN

NORTON BRINGS BOOK SHOW TO HELENSBURGH

THE BIG SCOTTISH BOOK CLUB is a new TV show which is being filmed at The Tower in Helensburgh on Monday the 30th of September for the BBC. If you’d like a ticket and the opportunity to see some of the guests coming to Helensburgh for the Show (Graham Norton, Marian Keyes, Patrick Gale, David Nicholls and Denise Mina). Request a ticket from the link below. … More NORTON BRINGS BOOK SHOW TO HELENSBURGH

LOYALISTS AND REPUBLICANS CLASH IN GLASGOW

Nicola Sturgeon condemns sectarian disorder in Glasgow Roads were blocked as a result of the demonstrations in Govan. By Democrat reporter BBC Scotland is reporting that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has condemned “sectarian disruption” at a march in Glasgow as “utterly unacceptable”. Riot police, a helicopter and dog units were called in when an Irish … More LOYALISTS AND REPUBLICANS CLASH IN GLASGOW