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West Dunbartonshire Community Foodshare to move to Phoenix Centre at subsidised rent

2 Oct 2015 17:00

West Dunbartonshire Community Foodshare is gearing up to move into new premises after the council agreed to help out with a rent subsidy.

MSPs Stuart McMillan and Jackie Baillie lock horns on council tax freeze

2 Oct 2015 16:30

Competing claims on the funding of Scotland’s council tax freeze have sparked a war of words between politicians in Dumbarton and the Vale.

Reporter Outdoors: Walkers urged to join Langraigs Hillwalking Club

2 Oct 2015 16:00

A local walking club is looking forward to the autumn season, and is encourage budding ramblers to join.

Baillie slams bed-blocking figures

2 Oct 2015 15:30

Dumbarton and the Vale’s MSP Jackie Baillie has highlighted new figures showing bed blocking at hospitals in West Dunbartonshire.

Pet of the Week: Chester

2 Oct 2015 15:00

Chester is a handsome lad who is feeling rather sorry for himself at the moment but we know that in the right home he will be a friendly and confident boy.

Kazakh ambassador visits Aggreko in Dumbarton

2 Oct 2015 12:30

The Kazakh Ambassador to the UK visited Aggreko’s Dumbarton factory today.

Renton woman caught with heroin

2 Oct 2015 12:00

Lottery funding boost for Vale primary schools

2 Oct 2015 07:30

Scottish Canals plans more than 70 homes at Bowling

1 Oct 2015 17:00

Picture of the Week: Dumbarton Rock at dusk

1 Oct 2015 16:30

Renton cocaine man fined

1 Oct 2015 16:00

Council consultations are taken to task in Independent councillor George Black's monthly column

1 Oct 2015 15:30

Vale of Leven Hospital blood clinic patient voices concern at closure

1 Oct 2015 15:00

Provost Douglas McAllister donates Memory Walk cash to Alzheimer Scotland

1 Oct 2015 12:00

Man abused council team in Dumbarton 'drinking den' bust

1 Oct 2015 07:30

All-night parties land Dumbarton man in dock

30 Sep 2015 16:30

Luss groups to meet council's roads chief at crunch parking meeting

30 Sep 2015 16:00

Kentucky Fried Brain? Woman makes 'offal' discovery at Dumbarton KFC

30 Sep 2015 15:30

Hundreds of parents from Renton, St Mary's and St Martin's primaries to unite to march against Vale supercampus plans

30 Sep 2015 15:00

Police raids seize £100,000 of drugs

30 Sep 2015 12:00

Marriage LITERALLY becomes a test of endurance for all-action Dumbarton couple

30 Sep 2015 07:30

Dumbarton thug punched grandmother as she shopped in Farmfoods

29 Sep 2015 19:00

Dumbarton quarry appeal decision delayed

29 Sep 2015 17:00

West Dunbartonshire foster children 'made to move too often'

29 Sep 2015 16:00

Retailer Argos - which has a store in Dumbarton - to take on 350 recruits to cope with Christmas rush

29 Sep 2015 12:00

Plan for 'massive' eight-bedroom Dumbarton mansion - complete with indoor swimming pool - approved despite objections

29 Sep 2015 09:30

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Hundreds of Yes Scotland supporters vow to fight on at Dumbarton and Vale Indyref anniversary events

HUNDREDS of Yes Scotland supporters turned out on Friday, September 18 to mark one year since the Scottish independence referendum, with campaigners in Dumbarton and the Vale — one of four areas to vote Yes in last year’s vote — hailing a lasting change in the area.

Plans to redevelop St Andrews Parish Church in Alexandria for the community

Vale school parent councils propose a 'cheaper and better' alternative to £17million super-campus plan

Education chief questioned on Vale schools closure, merger and move plans

£90,000 careers support boost for Vale of Leven Academy


School rugby sides take to the field in Bonhill

3 Oct 2015 17:30

Loch Lomond Rugby Club hosted this year’s West Dunbartonshire Schools Rugby Finals organised by West Dunbartonshire Leisure’s Active Schools team

Young Loch Lomond rugby side impress despite defeat

2 Oct 2015 18:30

LOCH Lomond’s September weekend fixture saw a depleted side travel to Strathaven.

Sons boss Aitken adamant his side deserved more

1 Oct 2015 20:30

DUMBARTON manager Stevie Aitken is convinced the performances of his Sons side in the opening league games have deserved more points than they have delivered.

Sons ace Routledge: Championship is a match for the top tier

1 Oct 2015 18:00Kyle Crawford

DUMBARTON midfielder Jon Routledge insists he has seen little difference in standards since his move to the Championship outfit from Premiership side Hamilton Accies.

Sons’ winless run goes on after Raith defeat

30 Sep 2015 17:00

DUMBARTON remain without a win in six leagues games after falling to a 1-0 defeat against Raith Rovers at Starks Park. A second half header from Lewis Toshney means Sons are without a win since the second day of the season — a 2-1 victory against St Mirren in Paisley.

Young Lomond sides impress at Helensburgh

26 Sep 2015 12:30

Loch Lomond side mount unlikely comeback

25 Sep 2015 20:30

Hamill remains upbeat despite poor Vale start

25 Sep 2015 18:30Kyle Crawford

Brophy capture delights Dumbarton assistant Farrell

24 Sep 2015 20:30

Aitken: My Sons players did me proud in Rangers defeat

24 Sep 2015 18:30Kyle Crawford

Brave Sons stifle Gers but Waghorn double seals win

23 Sep 2015 17:30Kyle Crawford

Kirktonhill Tennis Club serve up family fun day

13 Sep 2015 18:30

Vale of Leven Cricket Club host annual six-a-side tourney

12 Sep 2015 17:30

Lomond’s bowl hopes arrested by Police side

11 Sep 2015 19:00

Dumbarton strikerFleming gunning to get back on the goal trail at Cappielow

11 Sep 2015 18:00

Sons assitant boss insists team are still a work in progress

10 Sep 2015 16:30Kyle Crawford

Dumbarton boss Aitken to ring the changes after losing patience with Sons stars

9 Sep 2015 19:30Kyle Crawford

The Wasps provide a sting in the tale as Sons fall to third straight defeat

9 Sep 2015 18:00Kyle Crawford

School of Football gets started at Vale of Leven Academy

5 Sep 2015 18:30


Dumbarton Reporter - Letters

23 Jul 2015 16:00

The poisoning of beech trees on the island of Inchtavannach on Loch Lomond does seem to have been very ill-considered and is indeed, to quote Sir Malcolm Colquhoun, ‘an act of wanton vandalism and a blight on the landscape’.

Gulf study promises dynamic difference

4 Aug 2014 14:22

Imagine a course set in a fascinating cosmopolitan jet set city with a legendary high quality of life - then, perhaps, ask yourself if it really might be possible to pursue a career-launching study course in such an unfamiliar setting.

Indian restaurants in Dubai are well worth exploring

31 Jul 2014 14:40

There's just one major problem facing anyone seeking a leisure break in Dubai, and that is just how to do anything like justice to the dazzling array of possibilities readily available in the space of one too-short break.

Councillor George Black writes for you

11 Jul 2014 14:57

I STARTED my secondary education in 1957.

YOUR LETTERS: Should we help and not deport?

1 Jul 2014 09:30

WITH reference to the articles in last week’s Reporter about the young illegal immigrant convicted for ‘running a sophisticated £100,000 cannabis factory in Dumbarton’, surely I am not the only reader to have some sympathy for this young man?

This week's new music releases

31 Mar 2014 11:30

What is the future for defence and Faslane?

4 Mar 2014 16:34

Triple glazing: the green solution to ScotlandÂ’s Baltic Weather

3 Mar 2014 09:00Gary Farmer

Chewing over the plus points of the Pug

28 Feb 2014 10:19Gary Farmer

Jackie Baillie MSP

25 Feb 2014 09:27

A vote that shapes our nation’s future

13 Feb 2014 12:48

Council leader Martin Rooney

13 Feb 2014 12:33

Council leader Martin Rooney

18 Dec 2013 10:00

Jackie Baillie MSP

22 Nov 2013 14:00

Building on Posties is an act of civic vandalism

22 Nov 2013 10:00

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30 Apr 2015 13:25

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Why room costs are top of any travel list

18 Dec 2014 14:39

Long haul flights to exotic destinations inevitably don ‘t come cheap, and of course the same goes for luxury cruises - but it seems many of us are budgeting for the wrong expense when it comes to planning most of our travel.

Disney on Ice celebrates its 100th birthday

25 Sep 2014 15:30

HAVING wowed audiences all over the world, Disney On Ice is celebrating 100 Years of Magic.

Diving into Deep Sea adventure

5 Sep 2014 09:30

This is why we’re proud to be offering our readers a special discount for a trip to see this flagship attraction and maritime marvel, with a voucher which will either admit one child completely free (saving £7) when buying an adult ticket, or alternatively admit one adult at 20 per cent off the usual price.

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14 Jul 2014 13:44

KEVIN Bryan takes a look at this week's new releases:

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