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Plastic-Free Helensburgh on a mission for Nature Calls

'Nature Calls' Campaign to bin wet wipes Local campaigners and American missionaries are backing Scottish Water’s campaign to ban wipes that contain plastic. ‘Nature Calls’ is asking the people of Scotland to bin wet wipes and other bathroom detritus to protect the environment. A team of Scottish Water volunteers joined Plastic Free Helensburgh (PFH) and a group from South Carolina on a litter-pick at Craigendoran Beach to highlight the damage […]

todayJune 29, 2022 9

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Skylark IX Summer Shine Programme

SUMMER OF FREE ACTIVITIES FOR 10-14 YEAR OLDS The Dumbarton-based Skylark IX Recovery Project has announced a summer of free activities for 10 – 14 year olds living in West Dunbartonshire. The Skylark IX Shine activities will run from 10am to 3pm every Friday between 15 July and 12 August at the Scottish Maritime Museum (Denny Tank) on Castle Street, Dumbarton. Young people will join the ‘Skylark IX Crew’ for five […]

todayJune 27, 2022 8

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Lomond Shores 20th anniversary calendar now on sale

Commemorative 20th anniversary calendar now on sale To commemorate its 20th anniversary and raise funds for the Loch Lomond Rescue Boat, Loch Lomond Shores has produced a calendar that runs from June 2022 to May 2023 which features pictures of Loch Lomond Shores. With all proceeds of the £5 calendar going to Loch Lomond Rescue Boat, the calendar’s main aim is to raise funds for this amazing local organisation who help […]

todayJune 27, 2022 10

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£5million is being invested across West Dunbartonshire

Cost of living programme will see £5million investment More than £5million is being invested across West Dunbartonshire to support those hardest hit by the cost of living crisis. West Dunbartonshire Council is investing the sum as part of an initiative to support families, the elderly, carers, those with additional support needs, vulnerable households and local businesses. The pioneering scheme will see a range of different projects launched to assist with […]

todayJune 23, 2022 25

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Holidaymakers are being urged to help maintain Scotland’s natural beauty

Avoidable outdoor fires more than doubled last summer Holidaymakers are being urged to help maintain Scotland's natural beauty, as fresh statistics show that avoidable outdoor fires more than doubled last summer.During summer 2021, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews responded to more than 1,400 fires involving grass, woodland and crops.Between June 21 and August 23 last year, 1,446 incidents of this nature were recorded. In 2020, crews responded to […]

todayJune 22, 2022 17


Dumbarton FC Kit & Merchandise Launch Event

Join Dumbarton FC for their Kit & Merchandise Launch Dumbarton Football Club is delighted to invite fans to Dumbarton Football Stadium on Thursday 30th June for the launch of their special 150th anniversary strips and merchandise. Bar 72 will be open from 6pm to 9pm on the evening, with bar service available, and admission is free. The first team players and management will be there to meet the fans, and […]

todayJune 22, 2022 15

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What ScotRail services are affected by the strikes?

WHAT SCOTRAIL SERVICES ARE AFFECTED BY STRIKE ACTION? People across Scotland are set for three days of travel disruption as RMT announced the dates of a national strike that will be taking place across the Great Britain railway network.Across June 21, 23 and 25 there will be a very limited number of services operating only in the Central Belt, with Dumbarton being unserviced during strike days.Only five routes will operate, with no service on […]

todayJune 20, 2022 15

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Residents access comprehensive employability support

Residents access comprehensive employability support Residents across West Dunbartonshire took advantage of the full package of employability support available to them at a drop in event this week. The Doorways to Success fayre, which took place at the Concord Centre, was organised by the Council’s Working4U team as a way to bring together their expertise alongside the range of experience Council partners can offer. Attendees were able to speak with […]

todayJune 17, 2022 4

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Alexandria businesses need support during regeneration works

Businesses need support during regeneration works Local traders fear they could be forced out of business unless they get more support, with six months of works in the Vale turning residents away. Shops will be forced to close in Alexandria unless businesses aren’t supported during major revamp works, it has been warned. The heart of the Vale is undergoing extensive works which will see the iconic Smollett Fountain renovated and […]

todayJune 10, 2022 22