The Lieutenancy of Dunbartonshire

 

uk Jack animated flag REAR ADMIRAL MICHAEL GREGORY OBE

 

Rear Admiral Michael Gregory OBE was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire by Her Majesty The Queen in October 2008.   He had had a wide ranging career in the Royal Navy spanning 36 years.   Most of this time was spent in the Submarine Service with three Submarine Commands followed by command of the Frigate HMS Cumberland.   He was awarded the OBE for the longest continuously submerged patrol in Royal Navy history.

He was then Assistant Director Naval Staff Duties in the MOD Whitehall and Naval Defence Attaché (Policy) in Washington DC.  He finished his career as Flag Officer, Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland.  On retirement from the Royal Navy he became CEO of two Industry Support Organisations.  He is also a Brigadier in the Royal Company of Archers; The Queen's Body Guard in Scotland

Rear Admiral Gregory is widowed and has four children.

HMS Cumberland

HMS Cumberland - Type 22 Frigate 

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Citizenship Ceremony - Clydebank - 08 December 2017 - Registration Staff Lynn & Julie making preparations.

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Citizenship Ceremony - Clydebank - 08 December 2017

Baillie Denis Agnew, New Citizens, Senior Registrar Lynn Houston & Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE JP

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Lord Lieutenant Rear Admiral Michael Gregory OBE welcomes HRH The Princess Royal to Cumbernauld

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Provost of North Lanarkshire Jean Jones, Lord Lieutenant Rear Admiral Michael Gregory OBE and Vice Lord Lieutenant Gill Aitkenhead MBE - Cumbernauld - November 2017

Royal Visit Cumbernauld

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Deputy Provost Garry Pews,  Registrar Christine Wilkie  and Deputy Lieutenant Morag Hart MBE JP, with new British Citizens at Citizenship Ceremony - Bearsden - 29th November 2017

Citizenship Ceremony EDC 29 November 2017

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The Caledonian Awards 2017 - Deputy Lieutenant Morag Hart MBE JP with Recipients

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The Platinum Wedding of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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Scottish Submarine Centre Opening - Helensburgh

Lord Lieutenant Rear Admiral Michael Gregory OBE, Rear Admiral John Weale, Brian Keating and Clair Lang.

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Citizenship Ceremony - Clydebank - 09 November 2017

Citizenship Ceremony November 2017

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Girlguiding Dunbartonshire Annual Review 2017

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Girlguiding Dunbartonshire Annual Review 2017 a

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100th Birthday - Elizabeth 'Betty' Mearns with Deputy Lieutenant Anne Walker

100th Betty Bearns

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Diamond Wedding - Betty & Alistair Thomson with Deputy Provost Karen Conaghan, West Dunbartonshire Council, and Deputy Lieutenant Lumsden Mathieson

Diamond Wedding Betty Alistair Thomson

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Bill Anderson with Margaret & Catherine, Provost Willie Hendrie, West Dunbartonshire Council, and Deputy Lieutenant Lumsden Mathieson

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HRH The Princess Royal at Deafblind Scotland’s Learning and Development Centre ‘Field of Dreams’ in Lenzie, East Dunbartonshire

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HRH The Prince Harry, Chief Executive of The Golden Jubilee Foundation, Jill Young DL and the Right Honourable Michael Fallon MP, Minister of Defence

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Mrs. Chrissie Mitchell - 100th Birthday - With Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE JP, Provost William Hendrie, and Family

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Citizenship Ceremony - West Dunbartonshire - 13 October 2017

 Citizenship Ceremony Dumbarton October 2017

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QAVS 2017 Presentation - St. Peter The Apostle School Soup Kitchen Volunteer Group - September 2017

QAVS 2017 Presentation

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Ross Docherty being presented with the Chief Scout's Award for Meritorious Conduct by Scottish Scout Chief Commissioner Graham Haddock - September 2017

Ross Docherty 6th Clydebank Scouts

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Victoria Cross Paving Stone - Unveiling Ceremony - 23 September 2017

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Citizenship Ceremony - Dumbarton - 19 September 2017

Citizenship Ceremony WDC September 2017

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BEM Presentations - Clydebank - 15 September 2017

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Citizenship Ceremony - East Dunbartonshire - 06 September 2017

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Provost William Hendrie, Vice Lord Lieutenant Gill Aitkenhead MBE, Captain George Troup BEM & Guests

Flag Raising Red Ensign Day 2017

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100th Birthday Celebration - Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE JP, Provost Willie Hendrie, Jeanie Allan and her son Robert

Jeanie Allan 100th

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Diamond Wedding Celebration - Provost Willie Hendrie, John & Jean Kelso, Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers 

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The Queen's Award for Enterprise - CMS Window Systems - August 2017

CMS Queens Award for Enterprise Aug 2017

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Citizenship Ceremony - East Dunbartonshire - 26 July 2017

Citizenship Ceremony EDC 26 July 2017

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Citizenship Ceremony - West Dunbartonshire - 22 June 2017

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Citizenship Ceremony - East Dunbartonshire - 07 June 2017

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Victoria Cross Paving Stone Ceremony Cardross - 22 April 2017

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BEM Presentation - Clydebank - 27 April 2017

Mr  Alistair Norval BEM, Provost of West Dunbartonshire Council Douglas McAllister, Mrs Christine Johnston BEM, Lord Lieutenant Michael Gregory OBE, Mr George Cochrane BEM, Mrs Ann Glenesk BEM & Deputy Lieutenant Andrew Nicholson.

BEM Presentation 2017

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Citizenship Ceremony - West Dunbartonshire - 27 April 2017

Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE JP,  Assistant Registrar Karen McLaughlin, 

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Citizenship Ceremony - East Dunbartonshire - 12 April 2017

Mr Lemonidis, Mr Wilson, Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE, Deputy Provost Mrs Anne Jarvis, Mrs Kerr, Mr Singh & Ms Sharma

Citizenship Ceremony 12 April 2017

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Diamond Wedding - 15 March 2017

Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE and Provost Douglas MacAllister with Elizabeth & James Dick of Clydebank

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Clydebank Biltz Commemoration Service 2017

Lord Lieutenant Mike Gregory, with Provost Douglas MacAllister, Martin Docherty MP, Gill Paterson MSP and Deputy Provost John Miller at the Polish Memorial

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(Photos courtesy of Lawrence O'Neill)

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

Flagraising Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

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Diamond Wedding Anniversary - Bill & Isobel Snodden with Vice Lord Lieutenant Gill Aitkenhead MBE, Deputy Provost, Cllr. Jean Jones and Cllr. Heather McVey

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Diamond Wedding Anniversary Francis & Nessie Brady with Vice Lord Lieutenant Gill Aitkenhead MBE, Deputy Provost, Cllr. Jean Jones and Cllr. Heather McVey

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Diamond Wedding Anniversary - Professor Alex & Mrs Shelia Gardner with Deputy Lieutenant Lumsden Mathieson - Best Man Jack is on the TV screen

60th Anniversary 11 January 2017

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Girlguiding Dunbartonshire Annual Review 2016

County President Morag Hart with Deputy Lieutenant Frank Dunn and Deputy Provost Ann Jarvis

Guide Review 2016

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100th Birthday - Mrs Jeannie Houston with Deputy Lieutenant Lumsden Mathieson and Deputy Provost John Miller - 09 November 2016

Mrs Jeannie Houston 100th a

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Diamond Wedding - Thomas & Catherine Stewart - Deputy Provost John Miller & Deputy Lieutenant Tom Finnigan - 11 September 2016

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Mrs Nan Middleton - British Empire Medal Presentation - 11 October 2016

Nan Middleton BEM Presentation October 2016

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Annual Lieutenancy Dinner - Golden Jubilee Hotel, Clydebank. - 07 October 2016

Lieutenancy Dinner October 2016 Website

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Citizenship Ceremony - West Dunbartonshire - 22 September 2016

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The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2016 - Presentation Ceremony - 16 September 2016

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Red Ensign Flag Raisiing Ceremony - 03 September 2016

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Armed Forces Day Flag Raising Ceremony - 20 June 2016

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 OLDER NEWS & EVENTS

 Christmas

Lord Lieutenant Mike Gregory OBE would like to send his best wishes to everyone in Dunbartonshire for an enjoyable and festive Christmas & New Year.

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09 DECEMBER 2016

Lord Lieutenant Mike Gregory OBE is pleased to advise that  Mr Ian Dickson BEM LLB, a corporate lawyer and former Chairman of MacRoberts, Solicitors; Co-founder and Director of Friends of the Beatson and of the Beatson Cancer Charity; and, Vice Dean of The Merchants House of Glasgow, has accepted his invitation to become a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Dunbartonshire and The Queen has not disapproved

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03 DECEMBER 2016

QAVS Award winners Creative Care  welcomed Mr & Mrs Claus to its annual Victorian Christmas event in Brackenbrae House, Bishopbriggs, on Saturday 03 December 2016.   Deputy Lieutenant Morag Hart MBE JP was invited to attend and the full story with photos is HERE

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09 NOVEMBER 2016

100th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Congratulations to Mrs Jeannie Houston on her 100th birthday. Mrs Houston lives in the Balquidder Nursing Home in Alexandria.   She was a nurse in the army during World War 2 and her ambition had been to go to the Armistice Parade in London this year, but unfortunately she is not strong enough.   If she is able she may go to the parade in Clydebank.   Deputy Lord Lieutenant Lumsden Mathieson presented Mrs Houston with a congratulatory card from  Her Majesty The Queen and Deputy Provost John Miller presented her with a card and gifts from West Dunbartonshire Council.

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28 OCTOBER 2016

CLYDEBANK MUSICAL SOCIETY

Lord Lieutenant Mike Gregory was the guest of Provost Douglas McAllister at the Junior Section of Clydebank Musical Society's production of West Side Story on Friday evening in the Clydebank Town Hall.   At a reception following the show he commented that he had thoroughly enjoyed the production which he thought was marvellous.   He also said "I applaud West Dunbartonshire Council's support of the Arts and in particular this production of West Side Story by the talented youths of the Junior Section of Clydebank Musical Society and I congratulate everyone involved in the production of such an enjoyable show"

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17 OCTOBER 2016

DIAMOND WEDDING CELEBRATION

Congratulations to Thomas and Catherine Stewart who recently celebrated their Diamond Wedding with family and friends at the Stables Restaurant where Deputy Lieutenant Tom Finnigan presented them with a congratulatory card from Her Majesty The Queen, and Deputy Provost John Miller  presented gifts on behalf of West Dunbartonshire Council.   The happy couple were married in Riverside Church, Dumbarton, on 11 September 1956.

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11 OCTOBER 2016

BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL PRESENTATION

At a ceremony hosted by East Dunbartonshire Council in the Southbank Marina Buildings at Kirkintilloch, Lord Lieutenant Mike Gregory OBE presented Mrs Nan Middleton with the British Empire Medal of the Order of the British Empire which was bestowed upon her by Her Majesty The Queen in the Birthday Honours' List 2016.

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Full story and other photos CLICK HERE

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07 OCTOBER 2016

ANNUAL LIEUTENANCY DINNER

Lord Lieutenant  Mike Gregory OBE, the Vice Lord Lieutenant & Deputy Lieutenants, with partners, met at the Golden Jubilee Hotel, Clydebank, for the annual Lieutenancy Dinner.   Following a most enjoyable meal the Lord Lieutenant welcomed the new Clerk to the Lieutenancy, Mrs Joyce White, Chief Executive of West Dunbartonshire Council, and her husband Drew, and thanked her for the professionalism that she has brought to the role.   He then proposed the Loyal Toast following which a commemorative photo was taken .

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05 OCTOBER 2016

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY - EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE

At a ceremony today in Bearsden attended by Deputy Lieutenant Morag Hart and Assistant Registrar Andrea Gourlay 7 local residents were sworn in as British Citizens.   Congratulations are extended to:

Sunder Singh from India

Abishek Rawat from India

Pushpa Rawat from India

Baijian Huang from China

Andriy Zapechelnyuk from Ukraine

Emil Zapechelnyuk from Ukraine

Kayeryna Sydorova from Ukraine

Deepak Sapkota from Nepal

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22 SEPTEMBER 2016

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY - WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

At a ceremony today in Clydebank attended by Deputy Lieutenant Jill Young and Assistant Registrar Linda McGinley 2 local residents were sworn in as British Citizens.   Congratulations are extended to:

Mr Ronald Wayne Topley, born in South Africa.

Corrine Alexandra McCulloch, Born in France.

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Birthday Honours List 2016

6 Awards have been made to residents of Dunbartonshire - 2 Damehoods, 3 MBE's and a BEM.

Full list here

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Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2016

 The Vale of Leven Autism & Asperger's Group received the QAVS in the recently released list of Award winners for 2016

Full list here

Nominations for the 2017 Awards must be submitted by midnight on 16th September 2016

Full details here

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16 SEPTEMBER 2016

QAVS 2016 PRESENTATION

At a ceremony hosted by West Dunbartonshire Council in Clydebank Town Hall last night Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, Rear Admiral  Mike Gregory OBE, presented the Vale of Leven Autism & Asperger's Group (VOLAAF) with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2016.   Provost Douglas McAllister praised the members of the Group present for all that they had achieved in the 5 years since it was formed.   The Lord Lieutenant congratulated them on receiving such a prestigious Award which is the equivalent of an MBE.   The Group which is parent/carer led set up its cente in the Vale of Leven 5 years ago.   They had to raise over £40,000 to move into the current premises and earlier this year completed further works on the centre for which they had to raise over £130,000.   The group provides specific support for children and young adults who are on the Autism or Asperger's spectrum.  It also provides support for parents, carers and siblings.   They can be contacted on 01389 750834.

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Citizenship Ceremony - East Dunbartonshire

At a recent ceremony in Bearsden attended by Deputy Lieutenant Morag Hart MBE and East Dunbartonshire Provost Una Walker 7 local residents were sworn in as British Citizens.   Congratulations are extended to:

Kush Kumar Jain from India

Zeeshan Farooq from Pakistan  Simi Rebeca Sebastian from India Charles Boachie from Ghana Akosua Aboagye from Ghana; and their children -

Christine Akosua Serwaah Boachie

Philip Akwasi Danso Boachie 

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     09 September 2016

The Lord Lieutenant is pleased to announce that he has appointed Mrs Joyce White, Chief Executive of West Dunbartonshire Council, to the Post of Clerk to the Lieutenancy of Dunbartonshire.   She will be assisted by Mrs Stacy Walker, Leadership Support Officer of West Dunbartonshire Council, as the Lieutenancy Officer.   He was also pleased to thank the outgoing Clerk, Mrs. Belinda Ruthven, for her assistance to the Lieutenancy over many years.   Mrs White took up the role on 1st September 2016.

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03 September 2016

MERCHANT NAVY DAY

West Dunbartonshire Council, in common with Local Authorities throughout the United Kingdom, raised the Red Ensign at the Council Offices, Garshake Road, on Saturday 03 September 2016 at 11.00 to mark Merchant Navy Day.   Merchant Navy Day is the United Kingdom's opportunity to remember the sacrifices, salute the courage, and support the future of the often unsung personnel of our Merchany Navy.   Provost Douglas McAllister was joined by Vice Lord Lieutenant Gill Aitkenhead MBE, Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE, Lieutenancy Officer Stacy Walker, Deputy Provost John Miller, Jackie Baillie MSP, and Councillors Jim Finn, Jim Brown & Denis Agnew together with Lieutenant Commander George Troup BEM and Officers and Sea Cadets from Clydebank who formed a Guard of Honour.  Provost McAllister welcomed all present and paid tribute to all those past and present who have served in the Merchant Navy.  VLL Gill Aitkenhead read out a message from HRH The Duke of Wessex.   The Ensign was then raised by the Sea Cadets.   Provost McAllister thanked the Sea Cadets and remarked on how smart they looked.

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12 August 2016

Congratualtions to:

Egenia McIntosh

Darwin Thomas;  and

The family of:

Bodwin Kazhika

Collet Cheelo

Mwaaka Kazhikamaila

Shibamba Kazhikamaila

Hachichele Kazhikamaila

who attended  their Citizenship Ceremony in Clydebank Town Hall on 12th August 2016 becoming our newest British citizens.

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25th June 2016

Congratulations to Mr John Drain of Clydebank who has celebrated his 100th birthday.  Mr Drain, together with his wife Mae (96), was presented with a congratulatory card from HM The Queen by Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE JP.   Provost Douglas MacAllister presented Mr Drain with a bottle of West Dunbartonshire whisky

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May 2016

Lord-Lieutenant takes the salute at Battle of Jutland commemoration event in Helensburgh.

More details here

Armed Forces Week 2016

In support of our military community, Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Gill Aitkenhead MBE, together with Provost Douglas MacAllister of West Dunbartonshire Council, Jackie Baillie MSP,      local Councillors, Officers and Reservists,  joined together in a Flag Raising Ceremony  at the Council Headquarters at Garshake Road, Dumbarton, on Monday 20th June 2016

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      CURRENT NEWS & EVENTS

08 December 2017

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY - WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

At a ceremony today in Clydebank attended by Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE JP,  Baillie Denis Agnew, West Dunbartonshire Council, and Senior Registrar Lynn Houston, 5 local residents were sworn in as British Citizens.   Congratulations are extended to:

Ms Sandra Danda from Zimbabwe

Mr Juan Andre Grove from South Africa

Hadisa Khogyani from Afghanistan

Ms Jennifer Lienig from Switzerland

Ms Pritee Puran from Mauritius

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04 December 2017

HRH The Princess Royal had a busy schedule when she visited Cumbernauld on 28th November.

Her first stop was the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Citizens’ Advice Bureau as Patron of Citizen’s Advice Scotland, to help celebrate their 50th Anniversary and to present long service awards to two of the stalwarts of the bureau, Mrs Elspeth Wilson and Mr Ian Eadie. HRH then unveiled a plaque marking the official opening of their new premises on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Cumbernauld Branch. HRH then cut the 50th Anniversary cake and wished all present every success for the next 50 years

HRH then visited The Muirfield Centre, Cumbernauld, to officially open the new community hub. She met representatives from Women's Aid, The Unemployed Workers' Centre, Alpha Group, The Hope Garden and local Craft Groups before delighting the youngsters with a visit to Cumbernaud & Kilsyth Workplace Nursery. HRH ended her visit in the main hall where she met representatives from various clubs and organisations in the town before unveiling a commemorative plaque. She wished each group present a most successful year to come.

(See Photo Opposite and more Here)

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'FIELD OF DREAMS’ CENTRE FOR SCOTLAND’S DEAFBLIND COMMUNITY

Updated - Video Link HERE

HRH The Princess Royal officially opened the new headquarters of DEAFBLIND SCOTLAND’s Field of Dreams at Kirkintilloch on Thursday 19th October 2017.

Deafblind Scotland focuses on working with adults, living in the community, who have a severe loss of both sight and hearing.  They have over 800 members throughout Scotland.

Also performing for the Princess at the Field of Dreams were SINGaLOUD, a group of local people who get together to sing together without having to audition, be able to read music or have any previous singing experience. SINGaLOUD was founded by professional musician and singing leader, Bryan Marshall.

It was a very happy occasion which will be remembered by all for a very long time.

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29 November 2017

At a ceremony today in Kilmardinny House, Bearsden attended by Deputy Lieutenant Morag Hart MBE JP, Deputy Provost Garry Pews  and Registrar Christine Wilkie, 9 local residents were sworn in as British Citizens.

Congratulations are extended to:

Ms Cheng Min from China

Mr Andrej Malkov from the Russian Federation

Mrs Dale Malkova from Lithuania

Mr Muhammad Aaqib Chaudhry from Pakistan

Mrs Sameen Aaqib from Pakistan

Ms Saveena Singh from India

Mr John Bradley Hiles from Australia

Ms Linda Chinhengo from Zimbabwe

Mr Mian Osama from Pakistan

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27 November 2017

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Congratulations are extended to HRH The Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle on the announcement from Clarence House today of their engagement to marry in the Spring of 2018

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24 November 2017

The Caledonian Awards Annual Presentation was held today.

Deputy Lieutenant Mrs Morag Hart MBE JP  presented Awards to pupils from Campsie View School Lenzie, and Parkhill Secondary School Glasgow.

The Caledonian Award Scheme, based in Bearsden, provides an opportunity for young people & adults with learning disabilities & support needs to participate in an achievement programme which will help them reach their full potential while increasing their independence & community involvement.

The Caledonian Family of Awards are the only National Achievement Awards available to young people with severe, profound or complex learning disabilities and those with moderate learning difficulties compounded by social, emotional & behavioural difficulties.

Mrs Hart said "I congratulate all the young people who have achieved Caledonian Awards.  I was very moved by the sense of delight and excitement shown by each of them on being presented with their certificates this morning, and I was very aware of the obvious pride shown by their families, carers and teachers who attended this important presentation".

3 staff from Tesco, Milngavie, came to the presentation and very kindly gave an assortment Box to each of the young people who attended.

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20 November 2017

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On 20 November 1947 in Westminster Abbey the wedding took place of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and today they celebrate 70 years of marriage together; a Platinum Wedding Anniversary.   It marks the longest royal marriage in history and the longest marriage of any reigning Monarch.

We send our warmest best wishes to Her Majesty and to His Royal Highness.

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14 November 2017

SCOTTISH SUBMARINE CENTRE - HELENSBURGH

On Saturday 11 November 2017 Lord Lieutenant Rear Admiral Michael Gregory OBE officially opened the new Scottish Submarine Centre at 1 West King Street, Helensburgh.   The centre has been built by a team of dedicated volunteers led by Brian Keating and houses as it's centrepiece the midget submarine HMS Stickleback which coincidentally was launched by the Lord Lieutenant's mother in 1955.   In his remarks when opening the centre he explained the importance of heritage and remembrance, for both young and old, with the emphasis on the history of warship and submarine building on the Clyde and the submarine bases, initially at Rothesay, then followed by Faslane; also, the history of submarine training in the North West Approaches.  All of this has been wrapped up in the significance of this staggeringly ambitious project to bring it to life digitally and to engage all ages with world beating technology.   He concluded that 'it is an amazing endeavour.'

(See Photo Opposite - full story and pictures          click HERE)

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Remebrance Image

12 November 2017

Lord Lieutenant Michael Gregory OBE and his Deputies today joined with communities throughout Dunbartonshire to remember and to pay tribute to the sacrifice of those who gave their lives in conflcts from the two World Wars until present times; and also to those who returned home with mental and physical disabilities.

For our tomorrow they gave their today.

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09 November 2017

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY - WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

At a ceremony today in Clydebank attended by Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE JP,  Provost Willie Hendrie, West Dunbartonshire Council, and Assistant Registrar Lynne Bolton, 4 local residents were sworn in as British Citizens.   Congratulations are extended to:

Mahvish Bano from Pakistan

Hazim Muhammed Abdulrazzaq Al-Haideri from Iraq

Marta Czajkowska from Poland

Urszula Olga Sroczynska from Poland

(See photo opposite)

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07 November 2017

Annual Review of Girlguiding Dunbartonshire 

The Review was held on Tuesday 7 November 2017 and HM Lord-Lieutenant Rear Admiral Michael Gregory OBE was welcomed to the Annual Review by the President of Girlguiding Dunbartonshire, Mrs Morag Hart MBE JP DL, and invited to present girls with Baden-Powell Challenge Certificates, Young Leader Qualifications, Commonwealth Awards and Chief Guide Challenge Certificates.  The girls were delighted to receive these Awards from the Lord-Lieutenant and, in his speech, he praised the achievements of the girls and said how much he commended all the volunteers who give so much time to Girlguiding so that girls can enjoy activities that helps them to explore new experiences, accept challenges and rise to new responsibilities that gives them opportunities to grow into outstanding citizens of the future.  He said how much he always looked forward to the Annual Review and gave his congratulations and best wishes to all members of Girlguiding Dunbartonshire for the future. 

Also attending the Review was the Provost of East Dunbartonshire Councillor Alan Brown, and the Deputy Scottish Chief Commissioner Mrs Carol Morwood.

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06 November 2017

Congratulations are extended to Elizabeth 'Betty' Mearns residing in Carrickstone Care Home, Cumbernauld, who is celebrating her 100th birthday today.   Deputy Lieutenant Anne Walker was on hand to deliver and read a celebratory card from Her Majesty The Queen.

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04 November 2017

Congratulations are extended to Betty and Alistair Thomson from Alexandria who are celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary today.   Deputy Lieutenant Lumsden Mathieson visited them in Balquhidder House, Alexandria, where Alistair lives and read a congratulatory card from Her Majesty The Queen.   Deputy Provost Karen Conaghan of West Dunbartonshire Council also presented the couple with a card and gifts from the Council.   

Alistair is originally from Mull and moved to the area aged 5. He and Betty met in 1955 when she lived in the old Balloch Railway Station 

They have one daughter, Karen, and 3 grandchildren. Both enjoyed the social events at Vale of Leven Bowling club where Alistair is an Honorary Member and where they enjoyed the dancing; and were particularly good at the foxtrot and waltz.

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27 October 2017

Congratulations are extended to William 'Bill' Anderson residing in the Edinbarnet Nursing Home in Clydebank.   

Bill was born in Clydebank, attending Whitecrook Primary School and then Clydebank High School. He became an apprentice engineer with Drysdales on leaving school, continuing there till the late 70’s when he joined Weirs Pumps where he stayed until his retiral.

Bill is widowed with 2 daughters Margaret from Clydebank and Catherine from Stoke.  He has 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.   He has impaired vision and hearing but enjoys a chat about old times.

Bill celebrated with a family party at the home.  A celebratory telegram from HM The Queen was read by Deputy Lieutenant Lumsden Mathieson and Provost Willie Hendrie presented a card and gifts from West Dunbartonshire Council.

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20 October 2017

'FIELD OF DREAMS’ CENTRE FOR SCOTLAND’S DEAFBLIND COMMUNITY

HRH The Princess Royal yesterday opened Deafblind Scotland’s Learning and Development Centre ‘Field of Dreams’ in Lenzie, East Dunbartonshire.

(See photo opposite - full story, video and more photos click HERE)

16 October 2017

THE  NHS GOLDEN JUBILEE FOUNDATION

At a recent reception in the Imperial War Museum hosted by His Royal Highness The Prince Harry, the Chief Executive of The Golden Jubilee Foundation, Jill Young DL, was presented with the Gold Award of the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme; its highest award.

Since the NHS Golden Jubilee National Hospital was created in 2002 it has been committed to proactively supporting the Armed Forces. It was recognised with the Silver Supportive Employer Award in 2013 and its commitment has continued with the signing of the Ministry of Defence Armed Forces Covenant in 2016.

For 14 years it has supported both clinical and non-clinical reservist staff, veterans, and cadets through a number of innovations:

  • It has a ‘Fast track access to treatment’ policy for any members of the Armed Forces
  • It is currently developing a ‘Guaranteed Interview’ policy with offer of personal support and feedback if needed
  • Golden Jubilee Reserved Forces Training and Mobilisation Policy applies to all
  • It has produced two videos for the Golden Jubilee YouTube channel to support Armed Forces day 25 June 2016
  • It communicates extensively the value of supporting reservists through its weekly eNewsletter, intranet and staff magazines. In addition it communicates to the wider NHS and public through press releases, 2500 Twitter and 3500 Facebook followers.
  • It has planned and hosted within the Golden Jubilee Foundation, Armed Forces recruitment days actively supported by 7SCOTS, 205 Field Hospital, 71 Engineers, and 225 Medics.
  • It offers a healthy discount on all of its facilities within the Golden Jubilee 4* Hotel for both business and leisure.
  • It regularly runs open days and work experience programmes and visits
  • It is home to HMT Lancastria memorial and it hosts the annual memorial service with strong links to the Lancastria Foundation and a display of memorabilia inside the reception of the hospital.
  • It had a royal opening of its Heart and Lung Centre by Her Majesty The Queen and HRH Prince Philip in 2008
  • The Innovation Centre was opened by HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay
  • The Queen’s baton relay ran through the hospital as part of the Commonwealth Games
  • Its senior team completed the Reservists ‘Executive Stretch’ programme, and visited a Field Hospital in operation

Deputy Lieutenant Jill Young, Chief Executive of the Golden Jubilee Foundation said ‘We are committed to high quality care, continuous improvement and an excellent workforce and we will do this through expanding our strategic partnership with the Armed Forces.  We take every opportunity to share how we do this with as many of our NHS partners and other stakeholders and businesses as possible, that the value of supporting the Armed Forces brings incredible commitment, extensive skills, team working and leadership qualities that is hard to achieve elsewhere.’

Lord Lieutenant Michael Gregory congratulated the Foundation on its continued success and warmly welcomed its commitment to the Armed Forces.

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14 October 2017

Congratulations are extended to Mrs. Chrissie Mitchell who is celebrating her 100th birthday today.   Chrissie, who is resident in Crosslet House, Dumbarton, celebrated her special day with all her family and friends some of whom had travelled from down south to be with her.   Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE JP read out a congratulatory card from HM The Queen, and Provost William Hendrie presented her with a bouquet of flowers and a card from West Dunbartonshire Council.

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13 October 2017

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY - WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

At a ceremony today in Dumbarton attended by Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE JP,  and Registrar Lynn Houston, 2 local residents were sworn in as British Citizens.   Congratulations are extended to:

Prince Kevin Junior Edwards from Guyana.

Shafaq Usman Qazi from Pakistan

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26 September 2017

QAVS 2017 PRESENTATION

At a ceremony hosted by West Dunbartonshire Council in Clydebank Town Hall last night Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, Rear Admiral  Mike Gregory OBE, presented the St. Peter the Apostle School Soup Kitchen Volunteers Group with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2017.   Provost William Hendrie praised the members of the Group present for their work in two homeless people's hostels in Glasgow.  The Lord Lieutenant congratulated them on receiving such a prestigious Award which is the equivalent of an MBE.  The Saint Peter the Apostle Soup Kitchen Volunteers Group has the aim of serving people who are homeless in the Greater Glasgow Area who use the ‘common lodging houses’ based in the euphemistically called Belgrove Hotel, and a Salvation Army Shelter close to the Barrowlands area of Glasgow.   The occupants of these premises are diverse and are made up of the indigenous population together with European and Somalian migrants all of whom, for a wide variety of reasons, have found themselves homeless; most are vulnerable persons who have alcohol and drug dependencies as well as other health issues.  Some of the residents are regular users who have made use of the premises for many years and some are itinerant users.   This Group has grown out of a project started within the St. Peter the Apostle School in the Clydebank district of West Dunbartonshire.   All students from year 1 to year 6 are involved in the project although only those in years 5 and 6 go out every second Saturday night to help with the dispensing of soup, provided by the Saint Theresa Missionaries, and of chocolate, sweets, biscuits, clothing and toiletries that have been ingathered by all of the pupils of the school. The Group started out with one teacher being the facilitator for the project but as it has grown many of the teachers now assist with the Group. However, whilst the Group is facilitated by the teachers, the drawing up of rotas and the ingathering is all arranged by the pupils themselves.  There is a small committee of pupils who co-ordinate the work of the Group.  It has the full support of the Head Teacher and the local Education Authority and is now regarded as one of the core Groups that is set up at the start of each year as the older pupils move on.   The Group benefits with an influx of new helpers every year.  This Group, based within the Lieutenancy of Dunbartonshire, started out with the aim of helping others within the adjacent city, but in so doing both the teachers and the pupils have been surprised with what they themselves have derived from being part of the Group.  It has given them a social awareness of the plight of a section of society with whom they would not otherwise have come into contact.

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24 September 2017

Dunbartonshire District Scouts

The Annual General Meeting of the Dunbartonshire District Scouts was held last night in the Denny Theatre, Dumbarton.   The Lieutenancy was represented by Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE who presented a large number of long service awards to leaders from throughout the District.   He spoke to those present of the value of volunteering and the significant role that it plays in society.     However, the highlight of the evening was when Ross Docherty of the 6th Clydebank Scout Group was presented with the Chief Scout's Award for Meritorious Conduct by the Scottish Chief Commissioner Graham Haddock.  Graham said that this was a rare award as he had only presented a handful of them during his time as Scottish Chief Commissioner and it is awarded for meritorious conduct of an exceptionally high standard. Ross suffers multiple health issues but despite this, since he first started in Beavers, he has always attended his sections  with a smile on his face. Ross became a young leader at Cubs and is now a full adult leader in the Cub Section. Ross is a true inspiration to everyone and we congratulate him on his award.

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23 September 2017

VICTORIA CROSS PAVING STONE - UNVEILING CEREMONY - DUMBARTON

Lord Lieutenant Rear Admiral Michael Gregory together with Deputy Provost Karen Conaghan of West Dunbartonshire Council, grandchildren of John Brown Hamilton VC and invited guests gathered at the War Memorial in Levengrove Park, Dumbarton, to unveil a Paving Stone laid in front of the War Memorial to comemorate the award of the Victoria Cross to Private (Acting Lance Corporal) John Brown Hamilton of the Highland Light Infantry 'For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty'

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DIAMOND WEDDING

Congratulations are extended to Isobel & James Scullion of Alexandria who are celebrating their Diamond Wedding today.

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19 September 2017

 

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY - WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

At a ceremony today in Dumbarton attended by Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE JP,  and Registrar Lynn Houston, 4 local residents were sworn in as British Citizens.   Congratulations are extended to:

Elitsa Stoyanova from Bulgaria

Adetoun Folushade Paul-Okoh from Nigeria

Pavan Pandey from India

Nishtha Singh from India

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15 September 2017

BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL PRESENTATION

At a ceremony hosted by West Dunbartonshire Council in the Town Hall at Clydebank, Lord Lieutenant Rear Adniral Mike Gregory OBE presented 3 Dunbartonshire residents with the British Empire Medal of the Order of the British Empire which was bestowed upon them by Her Majesty The Queen in the Birthday Honours' List 2016:

Ms Mary Haggarty – Secretary, Arrochar and Tarbert Community Council.  For services to the community in Arrochar, Tarbert and Ardlui.  She has been involved in local youth groups and organisations since 1961. Elected Community Councillor in 1990 and subsequently Chair and through all of her hard work it has become one of the strongest Community Councils in Argyll if not Scotland.  Very involved with the Clan Macfarlane worldwide. She was a Civil Servant initially with the Forestry Commission and latterly with the MOD ending 41 years of public service.

Mr Hugh Hutchinson – Captain, 1st Vale of Leven Boy’s Brigade.  For services to the Boy’s Brigade and the community in the Vale of Leven.  He has been involved for over 55 years and is the longest serving Company Captain in the Battalion. At the West Dunbartonshire Provost’s Civic Awards he was voted the Community Voluntary Individual Champion for 2016 

Mrs Effie Walker – School Crossing patrol Warden at Colgrain Primary School.  For services to Education and the Community in Helensburgh.  She was the Lollipop Lady for 43 years and has seen several generations of Colgrain pupils safely across the road. Many now have children and grandchildren there and Effie takes good care of them all. She has recently had a new block of flats named WALKER COURT in her honour.

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06 September 2017

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY - EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE

At a ceremony today in Kirkintilloch attended by Deputy Lieutenant Morag Hart MBE JP, Provost Alan Brown  and Registrar Christine Wilkie, 4 local residents were sworn in as British Citizens.   Congratulations are extended to:

Harjinder Singh from India

Jordan Matthew Brown from New Zealand

Xiao Hong Lin from China

Claudia Celine Garcia Alvarez from Mexico

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01 September 2017

MERCHANT NAVY DAY

West Dunbartonshire Council, in common with Local Authorities throughout the United Kingdom, raised the Red Ensign at the Council Offices, Garshake Road, on Friday 01 September 2016 at 10.00 to mark Merchant Navy Day.   Merchant Navy Day is the United Kingdom's opportunity to remember the sacrifices, salute the courage, and support the future of the often unsung personnel of our Merchany Navy.   Provost William Hendrie was joined by Vice Lord Lieutenant Gill Aitkenhead MBE, Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE, Lieutenenacy Clerk Joyce White,  Lieutenancy Officer Stacy Walker, Leader of the Administration Councillor Jonathan McColl, Councillors and Officers, together with Lieutenant Commander George Troup BEM and Officers of the Sea Cadets from Clydebank who formed a Guard of Honour.  Provost Hendrie welcomed all present and paid tribute to all those past and present who have served in the Merchant Navy.  A message from HRH The Duke of Wessex was read out.   The Ensign was then raised by Provost Hendrie.

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22 AUGUST 2017

Congratulations are extended to Mrs Jeanie Allan of Old Kilpatrick who is celebrating her 100th birthday today.   Jeanie celebrated her birthday with a party in the Frank Downie Day Care Unit in Dalmuir where she was joined by her son Robert, family and friends. Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE JP delivered a message of congratulation from Her Majesty The Queen and Provost Willie Hendrie presented her with a bouquet of flowers from West Dunbartonshire Council.

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19 AUGUST 2017

Congratulations are extended to Moira & Harvey Calderwood of Bishopbriggs who are celebrating their Diamond Wedding today.

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06 AUGUST 2017

Congratulations are extended to Mrs Agnes (Nancy) Bennett residing in Edinbarnet Nursing Home who is celebrating her 100th Birthday today.   Deputy Lieutenant Patricia Steel delivered a message of congratulation from Her Majesty The Queen.   Nancy celebrated her special day with a family party.

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04 AUGUST 2017

Congratulations are extended to Jean and John Kelso of Clydebank who celebrated their Diamond Wedding today with a reception in the Singer Bowling Club.   Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE JP delivered a message of congratulation from Her Majesty The Queen and Provost Willie Hendrie presented gifts from West Dunbartonshire Council.

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03 AUGUST 2017

Congratulations are extended to James & Bridie Smith of Kilsyth who are celebrating their Diamond Wedding today.

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02 AUGUST 2017

QUEEN'S AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE  

CMS Window Systems in East Dunbartonshire has been formally recognised for its business success at the highest level by being awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2017.

At a special event which took place at the company’s Castlecary HQ near Glasgow, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Dunbartonshire, Rear Admiral Michael Gregory OBE presented the prestigious award to Gerald McSkimming, Operations Director of CMS Window Systems.

This was awarded to CMS Window Systems in recognition of its achievements in terms of sustainable business development, and reflected its success in ensuring that environmental, social and economic sustainable practices underpin every aspect of the business.

Lord-Lieutenant Michael Gregory OBE said: “It’s been a great pleasure to come to CMS to present the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation today, to a company that has been a tremendous innovator not just in sustainability, but very effectively in providing youth employment. What they’ve done here is seriously impressive and, therefore, they thoroughly deserve their Queen’s Award for Enterprise.”

Gerald McSkimming, Operations Director at CMS Window Systems, said: “We’re delighted to receive this Queen’s Award for Enterprise today, which I’ve accepted on behalf of the whole team in recognition of their continued hard work.

In addition to environmental considerations, CMS Window Systems has a comprehensive strategy to achieve social and economic sustainability. The Living Wage employer holds the Investors in People Gold standard and Investors in Young People accreditation and has become renowned for creating regular employment opportunities for local young people through Modern Apprenticeships. The organisation plays an active role in improving the communities in which it operates through a range of charitable donations and practical support for local initiatives.

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26 JULY 2017

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY - EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE

At a ceremony today in Bearsden attended by Deputy Lieutenant Morag Hart MBE JP, Provost Alan Brown  and Registrar Christine Wilkie, 2 local residents were sworn in as British Citizens.   Congratulations are extended to:

Muqtadeer Ahmed Syed from India

Xiao Qin Chen from China who attended with her 3 children - Alvin Chi, Kevin Chi and Jing Yi Chi.

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BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST 2017

HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2017 recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people from across the UK and congratulations are  extended to the following who live or work in Dunbartonshire:

Knights Bachelor

Knighthoods

 Professor Vito Antonio Muscatelli, FRSE

Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Glasgow for services to Economics and Higher Education.

Order of the British Empire

Members of the Order of the British Empire

MBE

Professor Leo Martin

Chairman, St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, Clydebank for services to Healthcare and Education.

(Giffnock, Renfrewshire)

 NOTE - Professor Leo Martin is included because of his work in St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, Clydebank.

 Mrs Mary Elizabeth McNulty

Headteacher, St Roch’s Primary and Hearing Impaired Schoolf or services to Education and the Deaf community in Glasgow.

Order of the British Empire

Medallist of the Order of the British Empire

BEM

Ms Mary Ishbel Haggarty

Secretary, Arrochar and Tarbert Community Council for services to the community in Arrochar, Tarbet and Ardlui, Argyll.

Hugh Arthur Hutchinson

Captain, 1st Vale of Leven Boys’ Brigade for services to the Boys’ Brigade and the community in Vale of Leven. 

Mrs Effie Walker

School Crossing Patrol Warden, Colgrain Primary School for services to Education and the community in Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute.

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22 JUNE 2017

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY - WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

At a ceremony today in Clydebank attended by Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers  MBE JP, Deputy Provost Karen Conaghan  and Registrar Lynn Houston , 3 local residents were sworn in as British Citizens.   Congratulations are extended to:

Raluca Urse, born in Constanta, Romania

Unchittha Menphuak, born in Samut Prakan, Thailand

Mary Wong, born in Calgary, Canada

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07 JUNE 2017

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY - EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE

At a ceremony today in Bearsden attended by Deputy Lieutenant Morag Hart MBE JP, Provost Alan Brown  and Registrar Christine Wilkie, 7 local residents were sworn in as British Citizens.   Congratulations are extended to:

Ms Katherine Shaiman from the USA;

Ms Hing Fung Tham from Malaysia;

Mrs Aamnah Waqar Cheema from Pakistan;

Mrs Patrycja Anna Bhardwaj from Poland;

Mrs Navdeep Rani Sharma from India;

Mrs Parvinder Kaur Roopra from India;

Mr Jiandong Xu from China

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01 May 2017

CARDROSS HONOURS SOLDIER

A soldier has been honoured with the laying of a Victoria Cross Paving Stone in Cardross 100 years after the action for which his gallantry was recognised.

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BEM PRESENTATION CLYDEBANK 

At a ceremony today in Clydebank hosted by West Dunbartonshire Council the  Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, Rear Admiral Michael Gregory OBE, presented Medals of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to :

Mr George Cochrane BEM; Miss Christine Johnston BEM; Mr Derek Norval BEM; and, Mrs Ann Glenesk BEM.

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CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

At a ceremony today in Clydebank attended by Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE JP and Assistant Registrar Karen McLaughlin, a local resident was sworn in as a British Citizen.   Congratulations are extended to:

Mrs Sarita Khatri Karki

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22 April 2017

Congratulations are extended to Jack & Betty Cawley of Kirkintilloch who celebrate their Diamond Wedding today.

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12th April 2017

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY - EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE

At a ceremony today in Bearsden attended by Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE JP, Deputy Provost Mrs Anne Jarvis  and Assistant Registrar Christine Wilkie, 5 local residents were sworn in as British Citizens.   Congratulations are extended to:

Mr James Murray from the USA;

Ms Nidhi Sharma from India;

Mr Kimon Lemonidis from Greece;

Mrs Marie-Francoise Kerr from France; &

Mr Balbir Singh from India.

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20th March 2017

Congratulations are extended to Lucy & George Walker of Cumbernauld who celebrate their Diamond Wedding today.

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15th March 2017

Congratulations are extended to Elizabeth & James Dick of Parkhall in Clydebank who celebrated their Diamond Wedding today.   Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE presented them with  a congratulatory card from Her Majesty The Queen and Provost Douglas MacAllister presented them with flowers and a bottle of whisky from West Dunbartonshire Council.

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12th March 2017

Congratulations are extended to Ms Mary McLean of Alexandria who is celebrating her 100th birthday today.

She worked in the local area all of her life starting work at 14 as a housemaid and then moved on to work at the Torpedo factory and then moved on to Westclox.  She retired 40 years ago from her final job at the distillery.  Her lifelong passion has been gardening.  She has a family history of longevity as her mother lived till she was 104.  Deputy Lieutenant Lumsden Mathieson presented Mary with a congratulatory card from Her Majesty The Queen.

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11th March 2017

CLYDEBANK BLITZ COMMEMORATION SERVICE

Lord Lieutenant Rear Admiral Mike Gregory OBE today joined with the local community in Clydebank to commemorate those who lost their life on the nights of 13th & 14th March 1941 in the Clydebank Blitz.   Together with local dignitaries and members of the Clydebank and Polish community he laid wreaths at the memorials in Dalnottar Cemetery and at the Polish memorial in Solidarity Plaza, Clydebank.

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CENTENARIANS

Many congratulations are extended to Mrs Isabella Mcleod in Hillview Nursing Home, Dalmuir,  who celebrates her 100th birthday on 27th February and to Mrs Marion Wright in Bridge  Court Nursing Home, Alexandria,  who celebrates her 100th birthday on 28 February. 

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27th JANUARY 2017

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2017

FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

Vice Lord Lieutenant Gill Aitkenhead MBE joined West Dunbartonshire Provost Douglas McAllister, Martin Docherty MP, Jackie Baillie MSP and Councillors Millar, Flynn, Hendrie, Agnew, Casey, Ryall, Mooney and children of St. Peter's Primary and Vale of Leven Academy at the Council Headquarters in Garshake Road, Dumbarton. They all joined in a pledge to remember all those whose life was ended or affected by Holocaust.

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18th JANUARY 2017

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY - EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE

At a ceremony today in Bearsden attended by Deputy Lieutenant Morag Hart MBE JP, Deputy Provost Mrs Anne Jarvis  and Assistant Registrar Christine Wilkie, 5 local residents were sworn in as British Citizens.   Congratulations are extended to:

Mr Jie Shen from China

Mr Hefny Mohamed from Egypt

Mrs Thapanee Thomson from Thailand                       

Siriyakorn Duangprawat  from Thailand

Mrs Amara Akhtar from Pakistan.

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13th JANUARY 2017

Congratulations are extended to Mr & Mrs Bill  and Isobel  Snodden of Kilsyth  who celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on 11th January 2017, and to Mr & Mrs Francis and Nessie Brady, also of Kilsyth, who celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on 29th December 2016.   Vice Lord Lieutenant Gill Aitkenhead MBE presented both couples with a congratulatory card from HM The Queen, and gifts were presented on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council by Deputy Provost, Councillor Jean Jones, and Councillor Heather McVey all of whom are shown in the photos opposite.

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11th JANUARY 2017

Congratulations to Professor Alex & Mrs Shelia Gardner who celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary today at  Balquhidder Care Home in Alexandria; the couple were married in Cambuslang.   Alex spent some time in the RAF in the 50's and later became a professor of psychology.   Shown in the picture (opposite) on the television screen above the happy couple is their Best Man, Jack, who was able to join the couple via a live feed.  Also shown in the picrure is Deputy Lieutenant Lumsden Mathieson who presented them with a congratulatory card from HM The Queen.

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 NEW YEAR'S HONOURS LIST 2017

7 Awards have been made to residents of Dunbartonshire - 3 MBE's and  4 BEM's.   Congratulations to:

MBE's

Mrs Melanie Catherine Andrews - Director and Founder, The Scottish Baking Awards. For services to Baking and to the community in Helensburgh.

Mr Gordon Reid - For services to Wheelchair Tennis.

Ms Katie Archibald - For services to Cycling.

BEM's

Mr George Paterson Cochrane - Founder, Community Dog Management Centre.  For services to Dog Management in West Dunbartonshire and Scotland.

Miss Christine Margaret Johnston - Captain, Third Kilsyth Boys' Brigade Company.  For services to Young People and the community in Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire.

Mr Alistair Derek Norval - Organist, St Paul's Church, Milngavie. For services to Music in Dunbartonshire.

Mrs Ann Glenesk - Volunteer, HM Prison Low Moss, Glasgow. For services to Prisoners and Community Relations

Congratulations are also extended to Bearsden born Katherine Grainger CBE who becomes a Dame (DBE) for services to sport and charity

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

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West Dunbartonshire Council
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