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WHEN THE BURGH WAS AT WAR This month and next offers the chance to see one of the most remarkable local exhibitions of recent years – one which is perhaps as important in its own way as the superb Clydebank display which recalled the horrors and heroism of the 1941 Blitz. This one is in Dumbarton Library and Heritage Centre, and has been prepared over many months to mark the impending centenary of the 1918 Armistice which brought an end to the Great War. Although these events are inevitably distanced by time, the photographs on display “speak” across the gulf of decades to bring us face to face with people who look just like us, have names we can recognise in school or
workplace today, and who had families just like ours. In 1914, on a tide of jingoistic war fever – capably whipped up by years of press agitation – Great Britain declared war on Germany and its ally the Austro-Hungarian Empire, determined that Belgium would stay neutral and that Europe would not be dominated by a megalomaniac Kaiser and his militaristic Prussian cohorts. It was to be a short war, and many were afraid it might be over before they had been given the chance to win battlefield glory, but dragged on – with stupendous loss for the nations involved – year after terrible year. “From Living Memory to Memorial – Dumbarton’s WW1 Stories”, is a poignant local focus on the supposed “war to end all wars”, tracing the lives of ordinary local people caught up in extraordinary events. In many ways it is also a local dimension to the wider story of one particular regiment, the Argyll
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and Sutherland Highlanders, in which countless West Dunbartonshire men served. However local men also served in a multitude of other units, and of course in the Royal Navy, in a conflict which raged from the killing fields of the Western Front to the Balkans and Middle East. The famous poem which promises: “We shall remember them” is not always honoured in fact, as witness sometimes dilapidated and neglected – even vandalised – war memorials around the country.
Happily that is not the case locally, where lottery funding was used to research the real-life identities of the names inscribed on memorials in the Burgh, Cardross and Bowling. By all accounts the cultural and heritage team, ably assisted by local families, have produced a vivid impression of a holocaustal period which lingers in the public consciousness as a time of suffering on the epic scale – and it fully deserves a visit.
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MAGNIFICENT FLYING MEN It’s one thing watching a film like “The Blue Max” or brushing up on your Biggles, but a group of West Dunbartonshire pupils recently got a much more vivid impression of First World War air combat. They underwent training on a special virtual reality Bristol Fighter, using a fascinating simulator invented by Glasgow University Professor George Barakos, an aerospace expert, which gave an idea of just how rickety and vulnerable these early flying machines really were.
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Until recently the 1st Vale of Leven Company of the Boys Brigade – and a number of community groups – have had to make the best of life at the BB Hall in Alexandria’s Smollett Street with an old 1960’s heating system… but they can now face the winter with confidence. Thanks to a local grant they gained the installation of a new renewable heating system (air to air heat pumps), which seems to have made a dramatic improvement, in what must be a case of “perfect timing”. The environmental spin-off is welcome too, as the new system will result in an overall carbon saving of no less than 3.3 tonnes of CO2 per year.
the other community groups who use the hall at present, but it’s also reckoned likely to attract other users to the formerly chilly building’s facilities – with a place that is warm as well as welcoming the benefits (particularly in winter) are obvious. For details contact Murdoch Cameron on 01389 754431.
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SURVIVAL COURSE SUCCESS AUTUMN WALKS most of us live and work – and this particular stint may have encouraged some to think about the possibility of a career as a ranger in years to come.
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The National Park is only a short drive from most local people’s doors, and is capably served by a whole range of safety officers of one sort or another – but what if these people simply weren’t there? The Junior Rangers from the Vale of Leven Academy have proudly received John Muir Award certificates after a week spent “learning how to survive in the wild” – the sort of activity that’s second nature to senior Venture Scouts but a novelty to youngsters who don’t necessarily have much experience of roughing it in the great outdoors.
Of course the well-organised trip didn’t require anyone to simply “survive”, but did pose practical challenges in a supervised but stimulating way. Their success underlines the importance of the Park to the local area, offering as it does a complete contrast to the busy urban environment where
The junior rangers enjoyed their survival challenge, ably assisted by Ranger Pauline from Forest Holidays, but also cleared the footpath of Ben Lomond, learned about fen habitat at RSPB Loch Lomond reserve and – amongst other activities – also helped out with a marine litter pick at Ardgarten. Those taking part described the whole outing as a fun experience, with a great deal of learning and healthy activity packed into one fascinating week – and the National Park organisers have passed on their congratulations to everyone who was involved. It is likely to be just one of many such adventures in months to come, as the handy location of the Park makes it a natural for excursions and more elaborate exercises for pupils at local schools, many of whom are already well aware of ecology and conservation issues, and keen to find out more.
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October 2018 | What's Up Doc?
OUR GREAT WALL HERITAGE West Dunbartonshire has just had the honour of leading a special conference to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the inscription of the Antonine Wall – featuring a range of high profile speakers. The Rediscovering the Antonine Wall project organised the event to promote the site’s fascinating history and celebrate the ongoing involvement of the communities along the Wall.
Staged in Banknock, near Falkirk, the summit allowed various interested groups the opportunity to see in one single presentation the new work taking place along the whole length of Scotland’s most famous ancient monument – and to see its potential for visitor tourism in years to come. Attendees were given a guided tour of particular parts of the wall, which runs through West Dunbartonshire to mark the western end of the famous “final frontier” of the Roman Empire. Last year, the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded £97,000 to the project, and a range of improvements were planned.
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They included five new replica distance slabs, new interpretive play spaces with themed equipment merged with digital content to create exciting new learning environments; a series of arts/performance events designed and delivered by local communities; and the recruiting of a “21st century Legion” to help promote the Antonine Wall in local areas.
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This month: HEALTHIER HABITS This October “Go Sober for October” and “Stoptober” are being promoted to encourage people to think about alcohol and smoking. Habits can be good as well as bad, and I have heard it said that a habit can be learned within 60 days or less! These campaigns help people take the first steps to changing habits around alcohol or smoking by asking them to commit to no more than 28 days – which can be a manageable timescale to imagine.
options open to people to use nicotine replacement through their pharmacist or doctor, and vaping, more people seem to be quitting effectively. Too much alcohol can lead to violence, depression, obesity or liver disease. Many people find that cutting out alcohol for a month helps them reset their drinking levels and sometimes regain control over their intake.
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SUPERB RESULT FOR RNLI There are many ways of raising funds for a worthy cause, and the local branch of the RNLI have probably tried most of them – and with notable success.
But as a way of raising the profile of their cause the members surely struck gold with their imaginative recent partnership with McTears the Glasgow-based auctioneers. Programmes like Antiques Roadshow and Bargain Hunt are hugely popular, because everyone likes the mystique of a venerable item that may or may not be valuable – and which may at least
have an interesting story to tell. At a special valuation day staged in Dumbarton’s St Patrick’s Church Hall McTear’s experts carried out valuations for a small charge, with funds going to the local RNLI, and at the end of the day a few pounds short of £700 was the magnificent total. It isn’t the sort of event you could stage every week, even if the
auctioneers were available, but hopefully there will be a return date at some point in the future – there’s certainly no shortage of material out there which people might potentially like to have professionally valued, if only out of curiosity.
Meanwhile the RNLI are heading into autumn, which with other diversions can be a quiet season, with a very welcome funds boost to celebrate.
Chairwoman Norma Wilson says the pre-publicity in the Community Advertiser was a help, and of course we’ll publicise the group’s further endeavours in future issues too.
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She said: “This resulted in a wonderful crowd attending and resulted in £693 being raised for RNLI. “We’d like to say a big thank to the people of Dumbarton and surrounding area for making this such an enjoyable afternoon - the Valuers were very impressed by the number of people attending.” Look out for further news of the local RNLI’s fundraising activities in future editions.
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UTUMN... AND BEYOND! the ducks or going for a brisk walk or a run. Exercise is also important for physical well-being and health experts recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, such as cycling or brisk walking, even in autumn and winter, as well as some strength exercises. Another benefit of exercise at this time of year is maintaining social links. When the nights draw in and the temperature drops, people prefer to stay at home rather than socialise. However, if you set a date with a friend for
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October 2018 | Legal Matters
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This month: JUDICIAL REVIEW
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Judicial review is the mechanism used to ask the court to review decisions, acts or a failure to act by a public body, such as a local authority, or other official decision making bodies.
One of the most popular young people’s activities of the summer is still going strong in Alexandria’s Argyll Park – the late night football sessions involving both boys and girls.
It can only be used where all other effective remedies have been investigated and there is no other remedy available.
The programme ends on October 19, so there’s time – just – for anyone who hasn’t tried it to find what it’s all about. Each Friday session 10pm to midnight, costs £1, and even if you aren’t that interested in football it’s a safe venue, staffed and monitored by the council, where you can spend some time with friends. All abilities are welcome, and individual players can be placed in teams – why not give it a try?
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The court does have the power to extend this to a longer period of time if it considers it appropriate to do so. Unfortunately, even following a successful action for judicial review, the decision maker may be able to make the same decision again, so long as it does so in a lawful way and following the correct process.
There’s lots happening in Mugdock over the next few months and something for everyone to get involved in!
Mugdock has welcomed a host of visitors to the Park this summer and it’s been great for everyone to enjoy such fantastic weather. The Sensational Safari and Forest School events have kept the kids busy and the new Treasure Hunt and Bug Hunt have proved really popular, with a prize at the end being an added bonus.
You can also check out our website at www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk or check out our Facebook page and posters around the Park.
An application for judicial review must be made within three months of the date on which the grounds giving rise to the application first become apparent.
The process is fundamentally concerned with the actual legality of official decision making and the process of how a decision was reached, as opposed to the substance of the decision itself. It is also concerned with the failings of a body to act within their obligations or duties.
The sun might not be shining quite so much now but there’s still loads to do at the Park with the October holidays and Halloween coming up. Here’s a taster of some of the events over the next couple of months and we have a free ‘What’s On’ booklet, starting from September, available in the Visitor Centre detailing all the events and activities for the next 6 months.
Essentially, this means it is an entirely different remedy to that of an appeal, which is an application to examine the merits of a decision.
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Relaxation Group Strathleven House 10-11am. ÂŁ5. Learn deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation and simple body awareness and meditation techniques in this small informal group. No experience required, all welcome. Bring your own mat and blanket along. For more info contact Jo firstname.lastname@example.org 07562 333 731 or facebook Weekly Tuesday Lunches Riverside Church 12pm. Meet friends and enjoy home-made soup and filled rolls. www.dumbartonriverside.org.uk Weekly
Tablet Class Longcrags Centre 1.30-3.30pm. So, you feel like throwing your tablet out of the window. Stop! We can help. Come along and learn how to use your tablet in a friendly atmosphere over a blether and a cuppa. email@example.com 013897677443 Weekly Lomond Badminton Club Vale of Leven Academy 6-8pm: Juniors. 8-10pm: Adults. From beginner to competitor, our club can cater for all. We have plenty space for new members. Just turn up at one of our sessions, email or see FB. 07740 473247 firstname.lastname@example.org Weekly Youth Club St Patrickâ€™s Church Hall 8pm-9.30pm. For kids from 10 plus. Activities that we have: ball games, board games, music, computers and internet, Wii, tuck shop, organised parties, outings, group sharing, community services and weekend away. All are welcome. email@example.com Weekly
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A new Scottish Comedy by Ally Priestley
Wednesday 3rd ‘Secondary Chances’ by Ally Priestley Denny Civic Theatre Curtain 7.30pm Doors Open 7pm. This is a new Scottish comedy by Dumbarton writer, Ally Priestley, about a school reunion. Tickets are great value at £5 and can be obtained from Club Members, McDermid’s Keystore, at the Box Office or by emailing dumbartonpeoplestheatre@ outlook.com Runs till Saturday 6th iPad Class Longcrags Centre 7-8.30pm. Come along to our informal, friendly class and we’ll help you get the best out of your iPad over a cuppa and a blether. email@example.com 013897677443 ...and their Murder Weekly Mysteries, to die for!
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Knitting'n'Crochet Club Longcrags Community Centre 1.30-3.30pm. All levels welcome. If you have an interest in knitting or crochet, join our friendly group of ladies (although gentlemen are very welcome, too) and enjoy over a blether and a cuppa. email@example.com 01389 767116 Weekly
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Calendar of events Wargames + Miniatures Games Store Unit 4, 7 Merkins Avenue 5pm. Our Magic: The Gathering 'Learn Magic' programme. Boys and girls welcome. Including a FREE Introductory starter pack! firstname.lastname@example.org Weekly Loch Lomond Camera Club Station Street, Renton 7-9pm. All levels and non-members welcome. www.meetup.com/ lochlomondcameraclub/ Weekly
Friday 5th Bellsmyre Trust The Cutty Sark Centre 9am. MAE Fitness Techniques. 10.30am-12pm: Bingo Mornings. www.bellsmyretrust.org.uk Weekly Internet Café Longcrags Centre 9.30-11.30; 1.30-3pm. Do you need to use a computer? Or a printer? Do you need to go on the Internet? Come along to our computer suite and enjoy our fast wi-fi. email@example.com 013897677443 Weekly
Coffee Morning Lennox Evangelical Church 10am-12pm. Proceeds to local charities. www.lennoxevangelicalchurch.org Weekly Working 4U Balloch Library 10am-12pm. Supporting the unemployed return to work, provide assistance with benefits and debt, learning, digital literacy and preparation for work. Weekly Friday Soup St Augustine's Community Hall 12-1pm. Maggie and the others in the Friday team would like to welcome you to the Friday soup lunches...although to be fair you can buy far more than soup. Weekly Astronomy Club Longcrags Community Centre 8-10pm. Beginners welcome. All ages. Listen to presentations on various topics, see the sky through telescopes, watch the latest NASA videos on our new 75 inch smart tv screen. Visit the Planetarium at the Glasgow Science Centre. See Professor Brian Cox live at the Glasgow Hydro. These are some of the things you get to do in this friendly, supportive club. firstname.lastname@example.org 01389 767115 1st & 3rd Friday of month
Saturday 6th Helensburgh and West Dunbartonshire Ramblers Beinn Bheula 9.30am. Meet at Helensburgh Swimming Pool Car Park. This is a strenuous walk which involves exposed mountainous terrain and is not recommended for inexperienced hill walkers. Sorry, no dogs except registered assistance dogs. 01389 731953 email@example.com Balloch Run 'n' Park Balloch Park Gates, Balloch Road 9.30am. Stay in shape & meet new people. runnpark.leaguerepublic.com Weekly Bellsmyre Trust The Cutty Sark Centre 9.30am. MAE Fitness Techniques. www.bellsmyretrust.org.uk Weekly KIDZGAMEZ CLUB 8-12yrs Longcrags Centre 10am-12pm. PC online games, PS, Xbox. We’ve got it all – and then some. VR headsets for PC, PS and Xbox and tablets. Parents/guardians must sign a membership form on behalf of the children. firstname.lastname@example.org 013897677443 Weekly
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Helensburgh and West Dunbartonshire Ramblers Foothills of Ben Ledi 9.30am. Meet at Helensburgh Swimming Pool Car Park. Steep initial ascent at start, then undulating to the head of the glen. Then a more gradual descent to the lochside and an old railway track back to the start. Terrain: Forestry track, paths and some tarmac path. Can be muddy. Distance: 13km. Ascend 270m to a height of 390m. Sorry, no dogs except registered assistance dogs. 01389 731953 email@example.com
Who Let the Dads Out? Lennox Evangelical Church 10am. Dads and toddlers/pre-school children welcome for fun, banter and bacon rolls. We meet the first Saturday of every month. 01389 849142 firstname.lastname@example.org First Saturday of every month Levenvale Older People's Welfare Levenvale Primary School 10am-12pm. All members welcome. First Saturday of every month
Farmers' Market Loch Lomond Shores 10am. With fresh and local produce piled high on every stall, free parking, lots to do for kids and families and plenty of local shopping – all in all, a great day out. www.lochlomondshores.com First & third Sunday every month Bellsmyre Trust The Cutty Sark Centre 10.30am-1pm. Dumbarton Baptist Church. www.bellsmyretrust.org.uk Weekly Moshi Beads Antartex Village 11am-4pm. Every Sunday
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West Dunbartonshire Leisure Community Sports Programme Ready, Steady, Kick (1.5-3yrs) – FRI: Alexandria Community Centre 10-10:45am. SAT: Dumbarton Academy 9-9:45am. SUN: Dumbarton Academy 9:30-10:15am
Mini Kickers (3-4yrs) – WED:
Alexandria Community Centre, 4-5pm. Dumbarton Academy, 5-6pm. FRI: Alexandria Community Centre, 11am-12pm. SAT: Dumbarton Academy, 10-11am. SUN: Dumbarton Academy 10:30-11:30am
Ready, Steady, Go! (3-4yrs) –
MON: Concord Community Centre, 4-5pm. TUE: Alexandria Community Centre, 1:30-2:30pm
Ready, Steady, Roll! (Pre-School Sport) – MON: Brucehill Activity
Centre, 9.30-10.10am (1.5-3yrs). 10.2011am (1-1.5yrs TUE: Brucehill Activity Centre, 10:20-11:00am (1.5-3yrs) & 11:10am-11.55am, (3-4yrs). THU: Brucehill Activity Centre, 10-10:40am (1.5-3yrs) & 10:50-11:35pm, (3-4yrs) & 5-5:45pm (3-4yrs). FRI: Brucehill Activity Centre, 1:30-2:15pm (3-4yrs)
Pre Gym – THU: Brucehill Activity Centre, 4-5pm (4yrs) Ready, Steady, Play! (Pre-School Sport) – MON: Brucehill Activity Centre, 1.30-2.30pm (Crawling-4yrs). FRI: Brucehill Activity Centre, 9.3010.30am & 10.45-11.45am (Crawling4yrs).
YOGA – WED: Brucehill Activity Centre, 1.30-2.15pm (3-4yrs). THU: Brucehill Activity Centre, 1.30-2.15pm (Crawling-4yrs). Athletics – Run, Jump & Throw –
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Football – TUE: Alexandria Community Centre, 4-5pm (7-8yrs), 5-6pm (9-10yrs) & 6-7pm (11-12yrs). WED: Alexandria Community Centre, 5-6pm (5-6yrs). Dumbarton Academy, 7-8pm (7-9yrs). SAT: Dumbarton Academy, 11am-12pm (5-6yrs). SUN: 11:30am-12:30pm (5-6yrs) Girls Football – WED: Alexandria
Community Centre, 6-7pm (5-12yrs). THU: Concord Community Centre, 3:30-4:30pm (5-7yrs) & 4:30-5:30pm (8-12yrs)
Goalkeeping – MON: Argyll Park, 7-7:50pm (8-12yrs) & 8-8:50pm (1316yrs)
Disability Football – WED: Dumbarton Academy, 6-7pm (512yrs). THU: Concord Community Centre, 6-7pm (13-19yrs) Gymnastics – MON: Vale of
Leven Academy, 5-6pm, 6-7pm (5-7yrs) & 7-8pm (8-10yrs). TUE: Brucehill Activity Centre, 4-5pm & 5-6pm (5-7yrs) & 6-7pm (8-10yrs). WED: Clydebank Leisure Centre, 3:30-4:30pm (5-7yrs), 4:30-5:30pm (5-7yrs) & 5:30-6:30pm (8-10yrs). THU: Brucehill Activity Centre, 5-6pm (5-7yrs), 6-7pm (5-10yrs boys only & 8-10yrs), 7-8pm (8-10yrs & 11-15yrs). FRI: Brucehill Activity Centre, 4-5pm (5-7yrs)
Adult Classes (16+) Badminton – WED: Meadow
Jog Scotland (16+) – TUE: Concord Community Centre, 6:30pm (16+yrs) THU: Alexandria Community Centre, 6:30pm
MON: Alexandria Community Centre, 5-6pm. THU: Meadow Sports Centre, 6-7pm (5-11yrs)
Netball – WED: Meadow Sports
Badminton – TUE: Dumbarton Academy, 6-7pm (5-12yrs)
Gymnastics – THU: Brucehill
Basketball – MON: Alexandria Community Centre 6-7pm (8-14yrs)
Swimming – MON: Meadow
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Hockey – WED: Meadow Centre 6-7pm (5-12yrs)
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Walking Football – MON: Concord
Tennis – Tue: Dumbarton Academy 6-7pm (5-12yrs)
Community Centre, 7-8pm (55+). TUE: Alexandria Community Centre, 3-4pm (18+ with additional support needs)
Player Development – MON: Vale
Ladies Football (16+) – THU:
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Alexandria Community Centre, 7-8pm
Tuesday 9th Dumbarton Lions Club Abbotsford Hotel 7.30pm. Local fundraising club. New members welcome. 01389 763592 Every second Tuesday Audition For Pantomime 2018 Rehearsal Studio, Glasgow Road 7.30pm. An audition will be held in the Rehearsal Studio for parts in this year’s panto – ‘FREEZIN’ to be presented in the Denny Civic Theatre from 8th to 15th December. All ages welcome but children must be of secondary school age. New members very welcome also anyone who wishes to work backstage or front of house. For enquiries please contact Janette 01389 761398 www.dumbartonpeoplestheatre.co.uk
Thursday 11th Contentment Lennox Evangelical Church 7.30pm. We can all feel discontented with our lives — with what we have, how much we get, what we do and what the future promises. Discover how Jesus Christ helps us experience contentment in our daily lives. 07581197535 firstname.lastname@example.org Weekly
Friday 12th Dumbarton Acoustic Music Night St Augustine's Church 7.30-10.30pm. £5 entry, BYOB and glass and enjoy a wonderful night of varied music. Local bands Alexandria Mandolin Group, Brian Hughes, Acoustic Edge, Stray Potato, Experimental Scone Kitchen are performing. Money raised from the night will be donated to a local charity. Tickets available from Discography Records or pay at door on the night. 07787310391 email@example.com
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Calendar of events Saturday 13th
Helensburgh and West Dunbartonshire Ramblers Glen Shira 9.30am. Meet at Helensburgh Swimming Pool Car Park. Follow the tarmac road by the River Shira part way up the glen and cross the river by the bridge. Continue along the track to Drimlee and return by the same track as far as the bridge but then take a rough track back to the start. Terrain: Tarmac road and stoney muddy track but reasonably flat. Distance: 15km. Ascend 210m to a height of 80m. Sorry, no dogs except registered assistance dogs. 01389 731953 firstname.lastname@example.org
October Football Camp Dumbarton Academy 5–14yrs. 9am–3pm £55. 9am–12pm £27.50. To book or for more information please call 01389 757806 Runs till 19th
Sunday 14th Helensburgh and West Dunbartonshire Ramblers Cairnsmore of Carsphairn 9am. Meet at Helensburgh Swimming Pool Car Park. This is a strenuous walk which involves exposed mountainous terrain and is not recommended for inexperienced hill walkers. Sorry, no dogs except registered assistance dogs. 01389 731953 email@example.com
Townswomens Guild Alexandria Community Facility 7.30pm. The topic for this month ‘ St Kilda”.
Age Concern Vale of Leven Alexandria Leisure Centre 1.30pm. Concert. New members welcome. 01389 759521 4th Wednesday of month
Minikickers October Football Camp Dumbarton Academy 3–4yrs. 9.30–10.30am £13. To book or for more information please call 01389 757806 Runs till 19th
Helensburgh and West Dunbartonshire Ramblers Beinn Odhar 9.30am. Meet at Helensburgh Swimming Pool Car Park. This is a strenuous walk which involves exposed mountainous terrain and is not recommended for inexperienced hill walkers. Sorry, no dogs except registered assistance dogs. 01389 731953 firstname.lastname@example.org
Goalkeeping October Camp Dumbarton Academy 12.30–3pm £18.75. 7–14yrs. To book or for more information please call 01389 757806 Runs till 18th
Helensburgh and West Dunbartonshire Ramblers Craig of Monievreckie, Menteith Hills 9.30am. Meet at Helensburgh Swimming Pool Car Park. From the Lodge follow forest tracks and paths to Lime Craig. Take the track across moorland to the trig point. Descend to a forest track and return to the Lodge along the Rob Roy Way. Terrain: Undulating paths and tracks, some steep ascents and descents and rough hillside. Distance: 10km. Ascend 360m to a height of 400m.Sorry, no dogs except registered assistance dogs. 01389 731953 email@example.com
Monday 29th Bellsmyre Trust The Cutty Sark Centre 6.30-7:30pm. Monthly book club www.bellsmyretrust.org.uk Last Monday of every month
Wednesday 31st Helensburgh & Dumbarton Parkinson's Support Group Helensburgh Parish Church Hall 1.30-3pm. Come along, meet with others to chat, share experiences and advice. 07771 632243 firstname.lastname@example.org Last Wednesday of month Age Concern Vale of Leven Argyll Bowling Club 1pm. Party in celebration of the history of Age Concern Vale of Leven. 01389 759521
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OH YES IT IS... PANTO TIME! Dumbarton Peoples Theatre members are heading to the charming town of Drumtartan this month – home of Dumbarton’s pantomimes since 1974. On Tuesday, October 9, DPT members will gather at their Rehearsal Studio in Glasgow Road to audition for this year’s production, which will run from December 8 to 15 in the Denny Civic Theatre. No panto is complete without a conspicuous baddie, and this year it’s a very evil queen who (much like her soul-sister in the Chronicles of Narnia) aims to keep the town in the grip of permanent winter – she already had a practice session with this concept back in March, as you’ll recall. So, how will the ‘goodies’ overcome this and restore Drumtartan to normal? The scriptwriters, Andy Allan, Janette Barnes, Siobhan
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COMIC CAPERS AT THE VICKY HALLS Helensburgh shoppers may well be surprised to encounter superheroes like Spiderman, Superman and possibly the occasional Ghostbuster this month.
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The Big Glasgow Comic Page is coming to town. Throughout the day there will be workshops, cosplay competitions, quizzes, guest comic artists and writers to name but a few. Plenty of opportunities also to have your photo taken with some exciting characters that will be in attendance. There will be over 40 exhibitors and traders selling comics, graphic novels, crafts, art, Funko Pop figures and much more. Comic fans will be able to buy collectables including badges printed in full colour, part of the range of collectors edition event badges. Organisers tell us: â€œThe trader stalls sell everything from big brand toys, comics, collectables
and original artworks that you wonâ€™t find anywhere else. There will be plenty of opportunities to have your photo taken with some exciting characters that will be in attendance. Or maybe you want to come along as one of the characters? If thatâ€™s the case make sure you enter our Cosplay Masquerade competition with some amazing prizes up for grabs.â€?
at Lomond Shores attracted over 15,000 people attending the first event of its kind in the area, with hardened comic fans and costumed cosplayers mingling with families and young children. Loch Lomond Shores manager, Audrey Reid said; â€œWe knew the event was going to be popular because of the reaction we received from fans in the run up to the weekend. What we didnâ€™t anticipate was just how popular it was going to be.â€?
The event caters for all ages with plenty to do for younger children including face painting and balloon art. The events are often attended by special For more details and updates guests from the world of comic on special guests check on books, TV and film. Facebook. The Diary date is It promises to be a big day October 6 at Victoria hall, Sinclair St for the town. A similar event Helensburgh G84 8TU.
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TO MONGOLIA OR BUST ...!
There have been some fantastic fundraising events over recent weeks for CHAS, the charity which runs the much-loved Robin’s House facility in Balloch – but a recent driving stint from Scotland to Mongolia arguably takes the biscuit.
TRICK-ORTREATING Chris, Daniel and Calum with their brave Micra
Friends Chris, Daniel and Calum set off in their Nissan Micra to take on the Mongol Rally 2018, with the expressed attention of raising cash for worthy causes which included CHAS.
see some fantastic sights and visit places we never thought we would.
The epic car slog involved driving a staggering 10,500 miles, and had its share of mishaps along the way – on one occasion arriving at the wrong border, not to mention a broken rear axle and numerous tyre changes. But they stayed the course and duly arrived at their destination point in one of the world’s most remote and mysterious locations – and, safe home at last, were able to present CHAS with a magnificent £1,800 collected through sponsor cash.
Meanwhile there was another major boost for the charity
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To these hugely successful fundraisers must be added many smaller sums, often from initiatives carried out by dedicated local people, which together make a critical different to the charity’s ability to keep providing its invaluable service. On social media the charity notes its delight at a recent visit to Robin House by the BBC Children in Need team, who were able to see at first hand the exceptional work undertaken by staff, volunteers and supporters.
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CLOSE FIGHT FOR FLAMINGO For weeks it looked as if the entire area was preparing to give a resounding thumbs down to the controversial Flamingo Land plan for a key site in Balloch – but as this issue goes to press the saga has developed an important new twist. Opponents of the scheme – which involves elaborate plans for chalet and other accommodation, woodland paths, and other attractions – last month staged a protest rally to gather support for their bid to squash the move to gain planning permission in principle. West Dunbartonshire’s MP also joined the ranks of those who don’t believe the £30 million plan will ultimately be good for the area, but in what some see as a surprise development the group
Friends of Loch Lomond – who most agree could not be more committed to the principles of conservation and sustainability – have given the scheme their qualified backing. The fight for Flamingo could go down in history as the most hotly-contested planning bid in the area of recent decades, with all sides in the debate playing for enormous stakes. There are arguments about whether the already under-
pressure traffic nexus could support even more peak season drivers on difficult local roads, and about whether a new deluge of people will be good for the National Park – which is already operating what some see as tough rules on where and when you can camp. But Friends of Loch Lomond, in a widely-reported statement, have clearly tried to stay aloof from emotional arguments about potential loss of amenity and instead tried to bring dispassionate analysis to the argument – and, cutting a long story short, are broadly in support of what appears to be the overall aim and scope of the plan. It’s a scheme with huge implications for Balloch, obviously, but also for the wider area, which would add a new seam of tourism facilities to an already busy local scene, and a bitter and closelyargued debate is guaranteed.
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BEWARE RIP-OFF CHARGES Cases of West Dunbartonshire shoppers being hammered with hidden charges for using debit or credit cards in some local outlets have prompted a sharp warning from local trading standards officers that this practice is simply illegal. They warn that businesses – including online shops - may be subject to test purchases, and could face court if they are caught making illegal charges. This isn’t the same as imposing a minimum charge for a card payment – and it’s a fact many customers who could easily produce a few coins for some trifling item still try to use card payment – so long as that is transparent. What trading standards are concerned with is a practice which is inherently illegal, and which could land those concerned in serious trouble. Regulatory services convener Councillor Ian Dickson said: “The law was changed at the turn of
the year following concerns that some shops and other businesses were charging rip-off surcharges on customers who paid by card.” He added: “Consumers should be able to use their cards without worrying about hidden extras so it’s unfortunate that some local businesses still don’t seem to be familiar with new legislation around this. “I fully support the work of our trading standards team in encouraging awareness and compliance throughout West Dunbartonshire, protecting consumers and businesses to ensure everyone trades on a level playing field.” Trading standards say that where businesses refuse to accept card
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