In February 1937, as part of a heavy-arm company, James Maley participated in the battle of Jarama, who recalled how a bleed escaped with great luck.
by Roger Hargreaves … More ROGER HARGREAVES CARTOON
The story of one family’s strength, determination and escape from slavery will be brought to life at a talk to celebrate the remarkable life of American activist Fredrick Douglass. Residents are invited to join authors Celeste-Marie Bernier and Andrew Taylor, of If I Survive: Frederick Douglass and Family in the Walter O. Evans Collection at Dumbarton Library on Tuesday, 4 June at 7.00 pm. … More HOW ONE FAMILY ESCAPED FROM SLAVERY
A special event highlighting the excellent care and support available to adults with learning disabilities in West Dunbartonshire has been held to mark National Learning Disability Week. … More BIG WEEK FOR LEARNING DISABILITY SERVICES
Two hundred old folk tell Council where to stick community alarm bells Cllrs Iain McLaren and Marie McNair. By Bill Heaney The bells are ringing – community safety alarm bells that is – for the SNP administration on West Dunbartonshire Council. More than 200 people, most of them elderly and vulnerable – have told the … More ALARM BELLS ARE CALLING FOR COUNCIL U-TURN
The Veterans’ charity Erskine is proud and delighted to announce that Deputy Director of Care, Pauline McIntyre has been honoured with a prestigious Royal College of Nursing Award of Merit. Pauline’s exceptional contribution in her role as Erskine’s RCN Steward was recognised at the opening ceremony of the 2019 RCN Congress in Liverpool. … More PAULINE’S EXCEPTIONAL CONTRIBUTION AT ERSKINE
This week the Duke of Buccleuch has been representing Her Majesty the Queen as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh.
He took time out from his duties to visit St Patrick’s Church where he was welcomed by parish priest, Monsignor Philip Kerr. … More SECOND ARTISTIC TREASURE FOUND IN CHURCH
Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority statement: This application is currently in the planning assessment phase. However this process was paused in August 2018 as we had been waiting to receive further information requested from the applicant to allow us to conclude our assessment. Representations have continued to be received and recorded. … More FLAMINGO LAND PRESSES AHEAD WITH ITS PLANS
Why can’t we learn new things? My 11 year-old grandson, Elliott, who lives in Hampshire, has just sat his SATS papers. For some time he was up to high doh about this, but relaxed in the end, and has no doubt done very well. However, he commented about it as follows, in approximately these words: … More LETTER TO THE EDITOR
There was nothing criminally wrong with that though, at least nothing the Council’s internal auditors could put their finger on, nor an accountant from Audit Scotland considered sufficiently significant to include in her review of the Council’s heavily redacted report. … More COUNCIL PRO-AM GOLF AT DALMUIR ON SATURDAY