DUMBARTON PRIEST QUITS TOP ARCHDIOCESAN POST

Archbishop Tartaglia, Mgr Hugh Bradley and Mgr Paul Conroy. By Bill Heaney The Archdiocese of Glasgow of which West Dunbartonshire and South Argyll is part has a new Vicar General to replace Dumbarton man Monsignor Paul Conroy, who stepped down last month. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has named Monsignor Hugh Bradley to the important role, which … More DUMBARTON PRIEST QUITS TOP ARCHDIOCESAN POST

OFFICIALS FAILED TO HOLD COLLEAGUES TO ACCOUNT

Cllr Jim Bollan and the Council HQ in Church Street, Dumbarton. Council rules were breached ‘on an industrial scale,’ says Bollan Dear Editor, Once again the Scottish National Party group on West Dunbartonshire Council  showed they do not have the ability or guts to hold the Chief Executive Officers and Directors of WDC to account … More OFFICIALS FAILED TO HOLD COLLEAGUES TO ACCOUNT

A blog about Scotland and being Scottish

There is no better way of gauging the morale of a nation than through its literary voices, and throughout the 1990s I turned avidly to the new wave of literary novelists such as Janice Galloway and James Robertson, crime writers such as Ian Rankin and Val McDermid, and poets such as Kathleen Jamie and Jackie Kay, Robert Crawford and Carol Ann Duffy, who were overturning the old assumptions left, right and centre. … More A blog about Scotland and being Scottish