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Council to invest £500,000 in vehicles and training

Councillors Patrick McGlinchey and David McBride, Convener and Vice-Convener for Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, are pictured with a Council-branded van and with a How's My Driving bumper sticker.
West Dunbartonshire Council is set to invest more than £500,000 in improvements to its fleet and training for drivers ‒ bringing investment up to more than £4million in the past three years.

Published : 28 July 2016

Dumbarton gets set for biggest ever Scottish Pipe Band Championships

Lewis Barber, who will compete for Dumbarton and District Pipe Band, gets in some extra practice at the top of Dumbarton Castle before the Scottish Pipe Band Championships 2016 in Levengrove Park
A record number of competitors will take part in the Scottish Pipe Band Championships in Dumbarton on Saturday (30 July).

Published : 26 July 2016

Lajee Youth and Cultural Group from the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem

Lajee Youth and Cultural Group
Lajee Youth and Cultural Group from the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem, Palestine were officially welcomed to West Dunbartonshire at a Civic Reception last week.

Published : 22 July 2016

Council relaunches road safety scheme

Image shows councillors Patrick McGlinchey and David McBride, Convener and Depute Convener of the Council’s Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development Committee, and Councillor Jim Finn representing the Council’s Joint Consultative Forum, relaunching the Council's How's My Driving scheme in front of the Titan Crane.
West Dunbartonshire residents are being encouraged to report their observations ‒ both good and bad ‒ concerning Council vehicles.

Published : 22 July 2016

Whisky Galore tale remembered in Clydebank

Deputy Provost John Millar and Clydebank councillors Jim Brown and Denis Agnew are pictured with the portrait alongside Bob’s daughter Mary MacDonald, granddaughter Agnes Farrell and grandsons William and Robert Sweeney.
Dozens of residents turned out to remember a local man who helped salvage the wreck made famous in Whisky Galore.

Published : 21 July 2016

Landmark reached for multi-million pound care home project

Councillors Gail Casey, Martin Rooney and John Millar join Council staff and contractors for the topping out ceremony
Councillors gathered at the site of the new multi-million pound Dumbarton care home and day centre to celebrate the next stage in the project’s development.

Published : 20 July 2016

Thousands entertained at the Highland Games in Balloch

Balloch welcomed more than 9,000 visitors to this year’s Loch Lomond Highland Games on Saturday.

Published : 18 July 2016

£2.8m funding to restore Levengrove Park’s historic character

Councillors David McBride and Patrick McGlinchey join Council staff and members of the Friends of Levengrove Park group at Kilmahew Fountain to welcome the £2.8m funding grant
A project to transform Dumbarton’s Levengrove Park has taken a major step forward after securing a £2.8 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Published : 15 July 2016

Fly-tipping incidents linked to rogue businesses

A recent fly-tipping incident in West Dunbartonshire
Residents are being warned to be on the lookout for rogue businesses following a spate of fly-tipping incidents connected to home improvement works.

Published : 13 July 2016

Whisky Galore tale to be remembered in Dalmuir

Whisky Galore
A local man who helped salvage the wreck made famous in Whisky Galore is to be commemorated at a special event in Dalmuir.

Published : 11 July 2016