It has been at the centre of much controversay in recent times, but my generation knew it as the Woodbank Hotel. In medieval times it was a tower house which stood in the Stuckrodger Estate. Curiously, given talk of “haunting”, the name is thought to have come from the Gaelic meaning “Hangman’s Hill”. … More WOODBANK HOTEL HISTORY
Hat tip Ed Crozier
Santa says stick to the soft drinks.
Jim McAloon, the Council’s Strategic Lead for Regeneration, said: “We have worked hard to market these varied sites and are pleased that developers see so much potential in buying in West Dumbartonshire. Each of these sites will be put to good use in our community, be that by the addition of new homes or through use for community activities. We will now move to finalise these sales.” … More COUNCIL CASHES IN ON LAND AND BUILDINGS LEFT VACANT
The Scotch Kitchen Terms & Conditions: Competition Duration: 20th-25th Nov 2019 Prize: Dinner for two at one of Scotch Kitchen’s Beef Clubs Terms & Conditions: 1. Winner will be selected, contacted via comment and direct message in the first instance. 2. One entry per user. 3. The winner will be required to provide a full name, … More THE SCOTCH KITCHEN COMPETITION
Faslane peace camper Sylvia was arrested in the wee hours of yesterday morning at Coulport military base. The camper took herself on a 12 hour UNDETECTED adventure, breaching and cutting two areas of fence before walking to the main gate and handing herself in. Sylvia was arrested at 3am and released from Clydebank police station at 5am yesterday morning with bail conditions to stay away from both Coulport and Faslane bases. Sylvia has court on the 18th December in Dumbarton Sheriff Court. … More PEACE CAMPER SYLVIA TO APPEAR IN COURT
Hat tip to Bernadette Malley
BBC Scotland is reporting that Alex Salmond appeared in court charged with carrying out a series of sexual offences against 10 women while serving as Scotland’s first minister. Mr Salmond faced a total of 14 charges at the High Court in Edinburgh. He denies all the allegations, which include one attempted rape, one intent to rape, 10 sexual assaults and two indecent assaults. The offences are alleged to have happened between June 2008 and November 2014. His QC, Gordon Jackson, said Mr Salmond was pleading not guilty, and judge Lady Dorrian set the trial date for 9 March next year. The trial is expected to last about four weeks.
Mr Salmond served as first minister between 16 May 2007 and 20 November 2014. … More SALMOND IN HIGH COURT ON SEX CHARGES
The team, who have named themselves “HMS Oardacious”, will be the first official Royal Navy team to participate in the 3,000-mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Leaving from La Gomera in the Canary Islands on December 12, they are aiming to row, unaided, to Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua, arriving just over a month later. More people have been into space or climbed Everest than have rowed across the Atlantic so it’s an epic endeavour by the Submariners. … More OARDACIOUS TEAM READY TO FACE THE ATLANTIC