Month: July 2022

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Local News

Councillors toast Chivas Brothers jobs boost in West Dunbartonshire

Councillors toast Chivas Brothers jobs boost West Dunbartonshire Council has welcomed the addition of more than 130 new permanent jobs in the area from drinks manufacturer Chivas Brothers. The company, which has had a base in Dumbarton for more than 80 years, announced the news earlier this month saying that the 136 jobs would strengthen their supply chain. Elected members were given a tour of the Kilmalid bottling plant after

todayJuly 28, 2022 51 2


Assess your driving skills for free

Assess your driving skills for free on Sunday 7 August Drivers and riders of all ages and abilities are invited to Dunoon Grammar School on Sunday 7 August. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) will be hosting a Drive Scot Free event, offering free and expert assessment of drivers’ motoring skills, expert guidance and manoeuvrability sessions. Officers from Police Scotland’s Argyll and West Dunbartonshire Community Engagement Team will also be

todayJuly 26, 2022 12


Scottish Pipe Band Championships

Scottish Pipe Band Championships in Dumbarton Alexandria girls Rowan Murdoch and Beth Turner are counting on a strong home support to inspire them to success when the Scottish Pipe Band Championships gets underway in Dumbarton. Rowan, 19, and Beth, 15, are used to competing all over the country but it is their homecoming gig – one of the biggest free pipe band competitions in the world – that is the

todayJuly 25, 2022 26

Local News

Hot Weather Brings Crowds to Highland Games

Hot weather brings crowds to Loch Lomond Highland Games Thousands of visitors descended on Balloch at the weekend for the return of the Loch Lomond Highland Games. The event came back with the sun shining this Saturday, and was deemed a huge success. More than 7’000 thousand people including residents and visitors from as far afield as Germany and America attended the event in Moss O’ Balloch Park where they

todayJuly 17, 2022 24

Local News

Highland Games returns after 2 years!

Jumping for Joy! Highland Games returns after 2 years! Loch Lomond Highland Games is back after two years and these dancers are springing into step. Fraya MacEachan (8), Isla Gordon (7), Daniel MacEachan (8), Alice MacBeth (6)  and Emily Coll (5) are putting their best foot forward for this year’s Highland Games hosted at the Moss O’ Balloch Park. The five from Sandra Lees School of Dance are among more

todayJuly 14, 2022 16

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Hundreds of young people enjoy free swimming

young people enjoy free swimming in West Dunbartonshire Hundreds of children and young people across West Dunbartonshire have enjoyed free swimming and gym access as part of the Council’s commitment to help families with the increased cost of living. As part of a £1million cost of living fund set up in June, all school pupils can swim at West Dunbartonshire Leisure facilities for free, while pupils between the age of

todayJuly 14, 2022 9

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Prizes up for grabs for Dunbartonshire Gardeners

CARDWELL GARDENFEST COMPETITION Gardeners from Dunbartonshire can show off their green-fingered skills to win a popular gardening contest. The annual Cardwell Gardenfest competition has just been launched and for the first time, it’s open to customers of Cardwell Garden Centre from all over the West of Scotland. And since the Inverclyde garden centre is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2022, the prize for each category winner has been upped this year to £60

todayJuly 4, 2022 12

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West Dunbartonshire to celebrate 800 years as Royal Burgh

West Dunbartonshire to celebrate 800 years as Royal Burgh West Dunbartonshire is gearing up to celebrate its 800th year as a Royal Burgh with a programme of special events and celebrations A number of celebratory activities will take place over the coming year to highlight Dumbarton’s rich history and heritage. The programme, which will start next month and continue for a full year following the 800th anniversary on July 8,

todayJuly 1, 2022 17

Local News

Council launches free activities over the holidays

ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE KIDS OVER THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS A fun packed programme of free activities which will keep children fit, entertained and having fun over the summer holidays has been launched. The Council, in partnership with local organisations and childcare providers will offer a wide range of entertaining and engaging activities including a free snack or lunch over July and August. The targeted childcare provision will support low income families

todayJuly 1, 2022 14