What We Do
Clydesider Creative Ltd is a community media social enterprise based in West Dunbartonshire.
We create opportunities for individuals and organisations to share positive stories and solutions – in print and in person.
We are the proud publishers of Clydesider Magazine.
Clydesider is a free, quarterly publication produced predominantly by local volunteers who come from all walks of life. Most have not worked in the media before, but the one thing they have in common is a passion for our local community.
Launched in 2016, Clydesider shows there is much more to West Dunbartonshire than grim statistics and sensationalised bad news headlines. It is packed full of content, inspirational stories and showcases the creative skills and talents that exist in our community.
Lift It…Read It…Love It…
Clydesider is a free, quarterly magazine packed with original content produced for our community, by our community.
We print 10,000 copies of each issue and distribute them to over 200 community venues across West Dunbartonshire. They go into shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, gyms, libraries and community centres – really anywhere local people go.
From our reader surveys we know that each issue is read by an average 2.5 people so we have an estimated readership of 25,000.
We are the only publication to cover Dumbarton, the Vale of Leven, Balloch and Clydebank and the only news organisation to still be based in West Dunbartonshire.
We recently asked our readers what they like about the magazine and this word cloud shows what they think:
You can download past issues of Clydesider Magazine on the Publications page. Enjoy!
We have an occasional blog on Medium about all things Clydesider – follow us for our thoughts on community, the media and creativity.
If you have an opinion you would like to share we do occasionally accept guest blogs – drop us an email with your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to hear from you.
Our current funders are:
- School of Social Entrepreneurs Trade Up
- National Lottery Community Fund
- Engaged Journalism Accelerator
- West Dunbartonshire Council Community Budgeting Phase 4
In the past we have received funding from:
- West Dunbartonshire Council’s Social Enterprise Challenge Fund
- Business Gateway start-up grant and business support
- Firstport Start-up award
- Firstport Build-it award
- West Dunbartonshire Council Community Budgeting Phase 3
- Glasgow Airport Flightpath Fund
- Scottish Government’s Place Standard Conversation Fund