Dumbarton FC stadium at the Rock. Will it soon be sold? By Bill Heaney Dumbarton FC’s football ambitions for the new century appear to be modest since the club plans to develop upmarket housing in a large car park around the Rock Stadium at Castle Road in the East End. The proposal, which was submitted … More ARE SONS POISED TO SELL OFF THE ROCK STADIUM?
By Bill Heaney, Editor, The Dumbarton Democrat Today is January 6, Feast of the Epiphany, which the dictionary (and the Bible) tell us is a moment of sudden and great realisation. My own moment of realisation was that Christmas does not last the full twelve days allocated to it. You know, all that stuff about … More 2020 VISION? A NOTEBOOK FOR THE NEW YEAR
The book will be introduced by Dr Tim Stott, TU Dublin.
The main speaker of the evening will be Anthony McGeehan, author, photographer and renowned bird expert, who will be discussing ‘Inishbofin and its birds: keeping the future as green as the past’. … More INISHBOFIN BIRDS: SPECIAL TALK IN DUBLIN
Data released under freedom of information law reveals that 30 performance reports were issued to 21 schools and colleges by the SQA between 2013-14 and 2017-18. Seventeen of the reports (56 per cent) were bought by private schools. These included Hutchesons’ Grammar School in Glasgow, High School of Glasgow and Glasgow Academy, as well as George Heriot’s and George Watson’s in Edinburgh, Albyn School in Aberdeen and High School of Dundee. … More TAXPAYERS FOOT BILL FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL SERVICE
Black and Tans: ‘Half-drunk, whole-mad’ and one-fifth Irish By Diarmaid Ferriter in The Irish Times Black and Tans guarding Dublin street after a shooting on Gloucester Road. One of the striking developments of 1919 in Ireland was the extent to which the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC), policing Ireland since 1836, came under siege by … More CENTENARY OF THE BLACK AND TANS IN IRELAND