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Pro-Am golf event overcomes rain to celebrate 30th year

Team winners ‘Tam Ryan Memorial’ receive their prizes from West Dunbartonshire Provost Douglas McAllister
More than 150 players took to the golf course for the 30th anniversary of the West Dunbartonshire Pro-Am event on Saturday (21 May) – despite heavy rain initially delaying play.

Published : 25 May 2016

Modern Apprentice lands a job with the MOD

Modern Apprentice Craig Hutchison receives his certificate from Frank Maguire, Waste Operations Co-ordinator at West Dunbartonshire Council
A Modern Apprentice was given an extra special 21st birthday present after landing a permanent job with the Ministry of Defence – just days after completing his training with the Council.

Published : 25 May 2016

‘Win your wedding’ couple tie the knot at Clydebank Town Hall

Toni Henderson and Christopher McGuinness pose for their wedding photo at Clydebank Town Hall after winning the venue's wedding package in a radio competition.
A pair of high school sweethearts have said ‘I do’ at Clydebank Town Hall after winning their wedding in a radio competition.

Published : 24 May 2016

Pupils enjoy globetrotting adventures on far flung school trips

Our Lady and St Patrick's High School pupils skiing in Austria
Pupils have travelled the globe and visited countries as far afield as America, Africa, Spain and Italy on school trips in the last year.

Published : 23 May 2016

Booked! festival sees highest ticket sales in three years

Image shows Gregor 'Rab C. Nesbitt' Fisher (third from left) and his biographer Melanie Reid (front, centre) with libraries staff at the launch of Booked! 2016 at Dalmuir Library
West Dunbartonshire’s Booked! Festival of Words has been a “phenomenal success” following sold-out author events and a 10% increase in attendance from last year.

Published : 23 May 2016

Community groups benefit from £170,000 of funding

West Dunbartonshire Council Logo
Community groups in West Dunbartonshire have benefited from more than £170,000 in Council grants to run community groups and facilities for vulnerable and disadvantaged residents.

Published : 20 May 2016

Restored fine art collection to go on display for the first time

Image is of the painting 'Sunset in the Highlands', painted by artist Arthur Gilbert in 1856, and which shows a stag on an outcrop of rock looking out over a loch at dusk.
More than a dozen historic paintings that have been expertly restored to their former glory will go on show in a special exhibition next week.

Published : 19 May 2016

New sports facilities launched in West Dunbartonshire

Footballers and councillors at new Argyll Park 3G pitch
The Council has officially opened new sport facilities in Alexandria and Dumbarton after investing £865,000 to help hundreds of local young people and amateur athletes.

Published : 17 May 2016

Work begins on new Dumbarton high school

Sod cutting at site of new Our Lady and St Patrick's High School in Bellsmyre
Work has officially started on a new £25million secondary school in Dumbarton.

Published : 16 May 2016

Special event to mark National Learning Disability Week

Adult with LD
A special event highlighting the excellent care and support available to adults with learning disabilities in West Dunbartonshire will be held during this year’s National Learning Disability Week.

Published : 16 May 2016