From the prehistoric remains of the Cochno Stone buried in the hills above Clydebank, to Dumbarton’s royal links to Robert the Bruce, to the industrial heritage of the Vale’s Turkey Red dyeworks and the Clyde’s shipbuilders, our local area is steeped in fascinating history.
Sadly, much of this is hidden away or forgotten.
So last year we teamed up with local filmmaker Paul Murdoch to create a series of video shorts exploring some of the area’s heritage.
We had such great response from the first 15 Take A Minute films we decided to apply to the Heritage Lottery fund to make some more.
And we’re delighted that not only was the application successful, but our plans will be recognised in the Scottish Parliament.
Local MSP Marie McNair is to put a motion to the Parliament congratulating us on the award.
As well as the short films we are hosting free Walkin Talkin events to explore some of the local heritage.
These start with a guided walk leaving from Work Connect training suite in Levengrove Park, Dumbarton on August 1, followed by walks starting at Alexandria Library on August 8 and Clydebank Library on August 9.
All events start at 10.30am, places are free but need to be booked in advance by emailing email@example.com
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