Dumbarton didn’t even get a mention despite the fact that they were supposed to be also the Earl and Countess of Dumbarton, where they have never so much as visited since their wedding two years ago. … More THEY USED TO LOVE IT, BUT IT’S ALL OVER NOW
Hat tip to David Scott of the GMB trade union.
John Mason also ruled out “speaking up for” people in Glasgow Shettleston who wanted lower taxes or supported the Orange Order’s right to stage marches. He made the comments in an online row about how often religious marches should take place. … More UNIONISTS ARE NOT WELCOME IN MASON’S OFFICE
Mr Livingstone pointed out that there had been an almost 20% rise – from about 1,500 to 1,800 – in the number of loyalist and republican marches in Scotland, as well as a higher number of spontaneous protests such as those by Extinction Rebellion. … More SECTARIAN MARCHES HIKE UP THE COST OF POLICING
Parents in West Dunbartonshire have run up £14,500 of debt from unpaid school meals, according to a reply to a Freedom of Information request (designed by the Government to keep embarrassing information quiet) which revealed a staggering £1.1million is owed across of Scotland. … More PARENTS STARVED OF INCOME FOR SCHOOL DINNERS
Dumbarton High Street – I think that’s my Auntie Betty McDermott/Doyle (Oor Lizzie) with the coat over her arm. The guy in the bunnet was way ahead of his time. Mobile phones were never even invented then and saft hats were like hens’ teeth. Love the hairstyles of women at the bus stop. Across the road there was quite a queue at the Store Butcher’s, as always. Big demand for black pudding, links, a pun of mince, tripe, potted hough and square sliced and plain and pan loaves. Wonder what the occasion was that they put the flags out for? … More BUSY DAY WITH THE BUNTING OUT ON HIGH STREET
This nostalgic picture submitted to Facebook by Donald Chisholm brought back lots of memories and comments. Christina Hill said: “Great photo although I don’t recognise the houses to the far right” I was able to help there by telling her : “That’s Oxhill Place. I used to know nearly every family who lived in Brucehill. But then I was the paper boy for Hart’s Shop on the Brae, Big Jake’s as it later became known. Fair bit of Castlehill there too. The exiles will love this picture. And the Ashy, the Coos’ Park, the Sawny and the Cliff. There were never that many cars in Firthview or any other street for that matter around Brucehill in the Fifties.
Bill Heaney … More DUMBARTON WEST END IN THE EARLY 1980s …
Atmospheric picture on the River Clyde at Dumbarton at the confluence of the two rivers. Great shot by Michael Moffat. … More MEETING OF THE WATERS AT THE FOOT OF THE ROCK
In her ruling, Judge Lucy Wiseman said: “I considered it clear from the claimant’s evidence that he did not want to relinquish involvement with Barrhead Travel. I say this because it was clear that even in relation to the special projects, the claimant wanted to work in and from a Barrhead Travel office and to involve staff and resources as he saw fit, at various stages of those projects.” … More POPULAR TRAVEL BOSS WINS HIS TRIBUNAL CASE