A WEE LOOK BACK 53 is at 1.30pm on Wednesday 8th May in the Concord Centre, Dumbarton. The programme features films on Dumbarton, The Vale and Friends of Loch Lomond amongst other archive material. Admission £2 to include tea and buns at the interval. All welcome. All adverts for community events and campaigns go FREE in … More CONCORD COMMUNITY CINEMA
Here’s a terrific view of Dumbarton looking down from the hills above Garshake near Maryland Farm and a snapshot of The Shows in the Common. Pictures by Robert Beacon
The Earl and Countess of Dumbarton have announced the birth of their son. By Lizzie Healey The Countess of Dumbarton has given birth to a bouncing baby boy, Prince Harry has announced. Speaking in the grounds of the royals’ Windsor estate, Harry welcomed the 7lbs2ozs infant. He said: “It was amazing. Absolutely incredible. I’m so … More HAPPY DAY FOR HARRY AND MEGHAN
Residents’ fury as Council prepares to introduce three-week uplift for bins Binmen on their rounds in West Dunbartonshire. By Bill Heaney The public reaction to an SNP plan to introduce a three-week bin uplift service in West Dunbartonshire must surely have wiped the smile off the Chuckle Brothers’ faces this week. Council leader Jonathan McColl … More SUICIDAL MOVE BY CLUELESS SNP/TORY COUNCIL
Progress is being made on the work to create a riverside walkway from Dumbarton High Street to Dumbarton Castle. This picture by Raymond Stewart gives you an idea what it will look like as it wynds its way from the Elephant and Castle past Riverside Parish Church, the new Lidl, the old Denny’s Leven Shipyard … More ON THE WATERFRONT
The Vale of Leven has known a number of interesting clerics, writes Ian Miller Jim Aitchison who played cricket for Scotland, Allan Hasson who may have played a flute, but certainly rode a white horse. And Jimmy Currie and Bob Patterson (the Happy Padre who used to write in the Sunday Mail). Jimmy was the … More JOTTINGS BY THE WAY by the Rev IAN MILLER
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Singer, songwriter, publisher, author of best-selling books, Valeman Paul Murdoch should be in customary good voice to entertain local people throughout May, including one day at the Drymen Show. If it wisna fur yer wellies ….