The year 2019 is full of potential for West Dunbartonshire, but we have to change into an open, honest and transparent community, where one’s for all and all’s for one. Tae see oorselves as ithers see us would be no bad thing. Let’s see an end to child poverty, to deprivation, segregation, bigotry, sectarianism and war. And give a peace a chance. Let’s enjoy our Hogmanay evening and The Bells to embrace friends, neighbours and loved ones. Here’s tae us, wha’s like us, no’ many and they’re a’ deid. Let’s hear the music and dance. Bill Heaney, Editor, The Democrat.