Cllr Douglas McAllister and Dalmuir Municipal Golf Course.
By Bill Heaney
Golfers will have to stop jouking on to Dalmuir Golf Course if it is to remain one of the few municipal golf courses left in the West of Scotland.
West Dunbartonshire Council have agreed to keep the course open if members agree to pay an increase in fees.
Labour’s Cllr Douglas McAllister was to the fore in the campaign to keep open the rolling fairways, which run uphill alongside Mount Blow Road.
The Council employees running the course, which hosts a big ProAm each year, will have to ensure everyone using the course pays their way.
“There has to be no more jouking on at the second tee,” an SNP councillor said.
Meanwhile, two West Dunbartonshire Council employees were left with severe injuries – including a spinal fracture – after the council failed to comply with health and safety regulations.
The local authority has received an £8,000 fine after the two workers were thrown from a vehicle that didn’t have seatbelts, roll-over protection or a risk assessment carried out.
At Dumbarton Sheriff Court, the council pleaded guilty to two health and safety breaches following the accident at Dalmuir Golf Course in July 2018.
Both injured workmen have been declared fit and returned to their work.