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Clyde shipyards celebrated in new exhibition

Pictured are William Denny employees at Leven Shipyard in 1955.
The West Dunbartonshire shipyards that made Clyde-built ships famous the world over will be the focus of a major exhibition next week.

Published : 19 August 2016

Clydebank to celebrate 130 years

Provost Douglas McAllister and Clydebank councillors, MP and MSP are pictured in front of the Titan Crane to launch the 130th anniversary programme.
A West Dunbartonshire town is to celebrate 130 years of history with a series of events to mark its anniversary.

Published : 17 August 2016

Double take as 14 sets of twins start school

14 sets of twins
Primary teachers will be seeing double next week when 14 sets of twins start school in West Dunbartonshire.

Published : 15 August 2016

Updated Code of Conduct for Council staff

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West Dunbartonshire Council has updated the Code of Conduct for its 6,000 employees to require individuals to report underlying health conditions that could prevent them safely carrying out their duties.

Published : 15 August 2016

Council heritage project receives £70,000 in funding

Councillor Michelle McGinty (left), the Council’s Educational Services Convener, and Laura MacCalman, Project Curator, with the 1860s green silk dress that will be restored and displayed for the first time in next year’s exhibition.
A major project exploring the story of the sewing machine will begin this Autumn, after funding worth nearly £70,000 is awarded to West Dunbartonshire Council.

Published : 12 August 2016

Apprentices are ready for business

Pictured are the Council's 14 new administration and construction craft apprentices, photographed by the River Leven in Dumbarton at Bridge Street.
A group of enthusiastic youngsters from West Dunbartonshire are ready to get down to business after taking up apprenticeships with the Council.

Published : 11 August 2016

Children’s Panel volunteers celebrate 100 years of service

Long-serving Children’s Panel volunteers are pictured alongside (left to right) Children’s Hearings Scotland Board member Marian Martin; Mike Palmer, Convener of the West Dunbartonshire Area Support Team; and Joyce White, Chief Executive of West Dunbartonshire Council
A group of volunteers have been recognised for their dedication to helping vulnerable children in West Dunbartonshire.

Published : 10 August 2016

Pupils achieve record results in SQA exams

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A record 98% of West Dunbartonshire pupils have achieved a pass in this year’s SQA exams.

Published : 09 August 2016

Major upgrade for Balloch Library

Image is an architect's impression of how the upgraded Balloch Library will look from the front.
Refurbishment work to improve facilities at Balloch Library will begin this month.

Published : 04 August 2016

Council saves £300,000 for taxpayers through improved emissions monitoring

Image shows Councillor Patrick McGlinchey at the door of a green Council van holding a How's My Driving flyer, and Councillor David McBride in the cab of the van.
Satellite technology fitted to every road vehicle in the Council fleet has delivered a saving of around £300,000 in the last four years.

Published : 03 August 2016