A risk assessment takes into account only a trans woman’s propensity for violence; it does not assess the potential psychological impact on female prisoners, many of whom are extremely vulnerable, having endured years of violence at the hands of male perpetrators. … More WHO SHOWERS WITH WHOM IN GENDER ROW AT HOLYROOD
If climate change is going to bring the conditions forecast by the shroud wavers in Extinction Rebellion then it looks from these pictures that Dumbarton is bound to suffer regular flooding, and the High Street and Quay could disappear altogether. Not that lots of people in Dumbarton seem to be doing anything in anticipation of … More RAINING: BUT IT’S LIKE WATER OFF A DUCK’S BACK
Very pleasant afternoon in Aberdeen. Marischal College and Robert the Bruce. Dons v Sons tomorrow. Hope we have a granite-like defence. C’mon Dumbarton. Sons’ fans passing themselves off as university students. Hat tip Jim McGhee, sports writer extraordinaire. … More FURRIBOOTS UR YE STEYING UP THERE?
She is described as around 5ft 4ins tall with grey/blond hair. She was last seen wearing a khaki parka-style jacket with a fur hood and black trousers. … More HAVE YOU SEEN KAREN MURPHY NEAR RENTON?
It’s only just begun. The first concert of the Celtic Connections series at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. A complete programme guide is included in the Entertainments section of this issue of The Dumbarton Democrat. Hat tip and picture Pauline McLean of BBC Scotland. … More CELTIC CONNECTIONS KICKS OFF IN GLASGOW
Jim Crosthwaite took these pictures, got an invitation to attend the Loch Lomond Camera Club’s members exhibition of 2019 photographs in the stunning Submarine Centre in West George Street Helensburgh, behind the Tower Cinema. … More LOCH LOMOND CAMERA CLUB EXHIBITION TONIGHT
Alan Steven Rae age 18 went missing whilst away with at Army camp at Garelochhead. He’s meant to have drowned in the Holy Loch, but yet his wallet was found a year later and was examined by forensic experts who said it had never been in the water. He was seen walking towards the camp by a minister and also stopped by police. Does anyone have any information about his whereabouts or what happened to him? … More DID YOU SEE THIS MAN AT GARELOCHHEAD?
The aim of the sessions is to highlight issues of free expression in Scotland, and what individuals from across society can do to protect themselves and be able to contribute to the national debate on key issues within the confines of the law. … More DEFAMATION LAW TRAINING IN ERA OF MUD SLINGING
The bishops of the Holy Land Co-ordination, including Scotland’s Bishop William Nolan of the Diocese of Galloway, who visit the region every year in support of the local Church to promote dialogue and peace, said they were inspired by the enduring resilience of the people they met in Gaza, East Jerusalem and Ramallah despite the worsening situation. … More POLITICAL SOLUTION NEEDS TO BE SHAPED BY PEOPLE
Classic Film Club. Last feature of this season, 7.30pm, Friday 24th January. Non members £3 where seats available.
Sweet Success Café open from 7pm. Membership for new season available, Feb- June, at £10 for 5 films. … More CONCORD COMMUNITY CINEMA