CHURCH MEETING IS WHITE HOT OVER FLAMINGO LAND PLANS

Bonnie Banks must be saved, voters tell Sturgeon and her absent Scot Nats Politicians and public have their say at packed meeting in Balloch. Report and pictures by Bill Heaney What sort of legacy does First Minister Nicola Sturgeon want to leave when she quits the Scottish Parliament? It cannot surely be an ugly scar … More CHURCH MEETING IS WHITE HOT OVER FLAMINGO LAND PLANS

FLAMINGO LAND LATEST

Flamingo Land’s latest plans for Loch Lomondside plus an artist’s impression of what Station Square in Balloch might look like and Gordon Gibb, millionaire boss of Flamingo Land. By Bill Heaney A public meeting will take place tonight in Balloch to discuss the controversial proposals by Flamingo Land and Scottish Enterprise for 56-acres of the … More FLAMINGO LAND LATEST

ARMED FORCES MARCH THROUGH DUMBARTON

Armed Forces Day celebrations in West Dunbartonshire The salute was taken by Commander James Leatherby RN, Deputy Lieutenant for Dunbartonshire and Provost William Hendrie with Deputy Provost Karen Conachan and the Rev Ian Johnston. By Democrat reporter West Dunbartonshire Council honoured its military community at the weekend as part of a worldwide Armed Forces Day … More ARMED FORCES MARCH THROUGH DUMBARTON

DOWN MEMORY LANE

This photograph of Dumbarton Air Training Corps stirred a few memories on Facebook. Wilma Wood spotted her husband, Bonhill man, David, back row, sixth from the left. She also spotted his colleague, Sid Morrison from Bonhill, second in front row, right, and his father, sixth from the left in the front row. Christopher McLaren was … More DOWN MEMORY LANE

DEMOCRAT EDITORIAL

McColl is our very own answer to Boris He is West Dunbartonshire’s answer to Boris Johnston, part of a rare species seldom seen in the zoo that politics has become in recent times. Just like the Tory boor and bully boy who will brook no media or public scrutiny, Councillor Jonathan McColl, leader of the … More DEMOCRAT EDITORIAL