West Dunbartonshire Council has been a basket case for far too long. And the council taxpayers of this community have paid an “incalculable” sum for it. … More A PUBLIC INQUIRY MUST NOW TAKE PLACE
West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust is once again organising a Fun Run for young runners alongside the Loch Lomond 10K. The event will take place in the Moss O’ Balloch site (G83 8LE) with all participants finishing through the 10K finishing gantry. … More HAVE YOU ENTERED FOR THE FUN RUN YET?
Next meeting is Tuesday, May 28th when the headliner will be the fantastic Linda Jaxson. Hope to see you all there! Reminder: Book festival: http://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/booked2019 … More OPEN MIC TAKES PLACE IN BALLOCH ON TUESDAY
“Let me thank you for affording me this singular honour at being appointed as the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland,” the newly installed Moderator told the Assembly. … More KIRK’S NEW MODERATOR INSTALLED AT ASSEMBLY
Saturday 1 June ( 11:30 – 16:30 ) Balloch Castle Country Park Your team of up to 12 people will take to their boat and race along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond for the coveted prize of fastest team. Absolutely no experience is needed – just the will to get stuck in and have … More DRAGON BOATS ON LOCH LOMOND
The Very Rev Susan Brown, who stood down from the 12 month-post today, said she has been “angered and exasperated” by the way people genuinely seeking safety were treated. God’s heart is big enough to hold everyone and ours needs to be too,” she told the General Assembly in Edinburgh. … More PAKISTAN IS NOT SAFE FOR CHRISTIAN FAMILIES
Helensburgh and towns and villages across Argyll and Bute have seen a big inflow of new residents in recent years.
And this is increasing as more and more personnel are arriving to bolster the already significant work force at HM Naval Base Clyde’s Faslane and Coulport establishments … More HELENSBURGH’S OCCUPANCY LEVELS FOR HOUSES
A night train heading for Helensburgh or Balloch across the railway bridge over the River Leven at Dumbarton. Picture by Gerry Doherty … More NIGHT TRAIN by GERRY DOHERTY
Murdered journalist Lyra McKee was honoured posthumously at the Regional Press Awards where the industry came together to recognise excellence in journalism. … More SUNDAY HERALD AMONGST THE AWARD WINNERS
Over 150 households in Dumbarton, the Vale of Leven and Helensburgh have benefited from the scheme’s help since it was launched in 2015, each of them saving over £300 on their energy bill per year. … More FUEL POVERTY IS A HARSH REALITY FOR FAMILIES