I recently bought a copy of Mary Edward’s book, Who Belongs to Glasgow, and would strongly recommend it. An account of the many people from different cultures who have settled in Glasgow over the last couple of centuries. Really well written and researched, brilliantly illustrated as well. I learned a lot from it. Dini Power


Council waters down plans to slash services and dispense with community centre staff Ian Dickson, Malcolm Bennie and Iain McLaren. By Bill Heaney A move by West Dunbartonshire Council’s management team to impose even more austerity measures, cut community centre opening hours, introduce self-service opening and closing arrangements and make 12 staff redundant has been … More DIY COMMUNITY CENTRES PLAN REJECTED


This extraordinary welcome reflects the huge value placed on Mary’s Meals here. The meals we provide – that you provide – are a lifeline for the agonised people of South Sudan, where more than 60% of the population suffer crisis levels of food security. Even in this country, which has already suffered so much, these levels of hunger are appalling. … More LETTER TO THE EDITOR


The CLASSICS season continues at 7.30pm on Friday 22nd November  in the Concord Centre, Dumbarton, with the screening of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)  starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger and Warren Oates.  Non members admitted for £3 where seats available.  Membership for the season, November till January is available at £6 for three films. Sweet Success Café open from 7pm. … More CONCORD COMMUNITY CINEMA DUMBARTON


The Lennox Heritage Society’s season continues at the Concord Community Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday 20th November. Doctor James Scullion will present “DRAMA AS BRUCE SEEKS REFUGE IN LENNOX”.  It is 1306 and following severe defeats at Methven and Dal Righ, Bruce’s rebellion faces collapse. He is pursued into Lennox where he unites with Malcolm II, Earl of Lennox at Gartmore.  Admission £2 for non members. Membership £8 gives admission to the season’s remaining 6 talks.  Tea and coffee available from 7pm … More LENNOX HERITAGE SOCIETY