Dumbarton is a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland on the north bank of the River Clyde where the River Leven flows into the Clyde estuary.
Dumbarton was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Strathclyde, and later the county town of Dunbartonshire. Dumbarton Castle, on top of Dumbarton Rock, dominates the area. Dumbarton was a Royal burgh between 1222 and 1975.
Dumbarton emerged from the 19th century as a centre for shipbuilding, glassmaking, and whisky production. However these industries have since declined, and Dumbarton today is increasingly a commuter town for Glasgow 13 miles (21 km) east-southeast of it. Dumbarton F.C. is the local football club. Dumbarton is home to BBC Scotland’s drama studio.
DumbartonLovesLocal follows the Town Centre First Principle. Towns are challenged continually by changes to the way we do business whether this is loss of industry, manufacturing or shops, or changes arising from technology, digital connectivity and a global pandemic.
The aim is to support towns to adapt to these changes, so that they continue to meet the needs of residents, businesses and visitors. Sustainable regeneration of our towns can only be achieved through collaboration and investment which include or are led by local communities [Source].
DumbartonLovesLocal is planning to be the central digital tool for all stakeholders to benefit from. This includes the local community, local businesses, all work from home business owners. Everyone with a stake in Dumbarton.