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Family’s appeal over missing Doncaster man’s body

Family's appeal over missing Doncaster man's body The daughter of a man who disappeared a month ago while holidaying in Scotland has said not knowing what happened to her father was "deeply upsetting". Neil Skinner, 71, from Doncaster was last seen close to Loch Dochard in Argyll and Bute on 8 May. Despite extensive police searches, no sign of Mr Skinner has been found. His daughter, Kate Armitage, has asked […]

todayJune 8, 2022 12


Loch Lomond Moonlight Swim

Loch Lomond Moonlight Swim Inchbaggers Island Swims is to host a Moonlight swim in Loch Lomond as part of a series of night-time challenge swims being held throughout the year.The swim will take place on Tuesday 14 June at 10pm or at 9pm for swimmers who don’t feel so confident swimming in the dark, at Luss Beach.Suitable for beginners and experienced swimmers, there will be a choice to take part […]

todayJune 6, 2022 53

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Anti-social behaviour reduces in Argyll and West Dunbartonshire

Anti-social behaviour reduces in West Dunbartonshire Anti-social behaviour incidents have reduced in Argyll and West Dunbartonshire according to latest data from Police Scotland. Incidents of anti-social behaviour reported by the public fell by a quarter with reports down from 13,354 in 2020/21 to 9,856 in 2021/22. Police Scotland’s Quarter 4 performance data (1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022) published today shows that overall reported crime is down across the […]

todayJune 2, 2022 20


A royally good weekend at Loch Lomond Shores

Come and help us celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee We’re getting royally excited here at Loch Lomond Shores and preparations are in place to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with a whole host of entertainment for all the family.On Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June we’ll have our children’s rides, the Loch Lomond Express land train and all our usual activities as well as two royal thrones in our mall for some fantastic, […]

todayJune 1, 2022 47

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Our Lady & St. Patrick’s High School honoured in prestigious national awards

OLSP High School honoured in prestigious national awards Our Lady & St. Patrick's High School has been named as one of 80 Pearson National Teaching Award Silver Award winners across the country.The Dumbarton School is honoured with a Silver Award in the category of Secondary School of the Year for their outstanding commitment to changing the lives of the children they work with every day.The school is also honoured on […]

todayMay 27, 2022 30

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Lomond Banks: New planning permission application revealed

New planning permission application revealed New plans have been reveal for a massive tourism and leisure development at the southern end of Loch Lomond. The previous proposals for the West Riverside and Woodbank House sites in Balloch - known as Lomond Banks - were shelved in the face of massive opposition. Now a 'planning permission in principle' application has been submitted to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority by Flamingo […]

todayMay 26, 2022 119

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Emergency Sewer Repair Required Route Rethink

EMERGENCY SEWER REPAIR REQUIRES ROUTE RETHINK Road users on a major route through Dumbarton are being advised to consider using an alternative because of delays caused by an emergency sewer repair. Specialist equipment has been brought in to expose the damaged sewer on Cardross Road close to the junction with Brucehill Road which is at risk of flooding. A Scottish Water spokesperson said: “These are complex and delicate works. There […]

todayMay 25, 2022 58

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West Dunbartonshire Pupils apply for free bus travel

West Dunbartonshire Pupils apply for free bus travel More than half of West Dunbartonshire pupils have applied for free bus travel, placing the area as the second highest uptake in Scotland. Latest figures show 51 per cent of pupils have the free bus pass, which offers anyone under the age of 22 free travel throughout Scotland. The scheme is open to children and young people with a new National Entitlement […]

todayMay 23, 2022 29

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Very Good inspection for Levenvale Early Learning and Childcare Centre

Levenvale Early Learning and Childcare Centre Staff and children at Levenvale Early Learning and Childcare Centre are celebrating after the centre was rated very good in a recent inspection. The centre, which has been open for just under two years, received top marks, from the Care Inspectorate during the unannounced inspection.Management and senior staff were praised by inspectors who found the team to be very responsive and committed to improving […]

todayMay 15, 2022 21