What Does KIlmaronock Community Council do?

Community Councils are the most effective way for you to have a say, and become involved, with your local area.  We bridge the gap between the local community and West Dunbartonshire Council (WDC) and Loch lomond & Trossachs National Park (LLTNP).

Elected members work to promote and represent the community of Kilmaronock to these official bodies. Projects and ideas can be discussed and initiated, and the community represented and given voice at a higher level.

They advise, petition, influence and advocate numerous causes and cases of concern on behalf of local communities.

Kilmaronock Community Council represents the local parish as part of West Dunbartonshire council area. It encompasses the village of Gartocharn, and the surrounding countryside.

We are friendly, welcoming and would be delighted if residents (of voting age) would like to become involved. We have six scheduled meeting each year, with some special meetings being assembled as required when the need arises.

Community Council Constitution


Dumbarton v Dunbartonshire

(The spelling anomaly)

DUMBARTONSHIRE Civil Parish map. c.1854. https://archive.org/stream/imperialgazettee01wils#page/n531/mode/1up Boundaries are outlined in red.

Dumbarton was formerly the county town, and the county was originally also spelled Dumbartonshire. By the eighteenth century the names “County of Dunbarton” and “County of Dumbarton” were used interchangeably. Different county bodies used the two spellings: the Dunbarton County Constabulary were formed in 1857 by the Commissioners of Supply for the County of Dunbarton. Dumbartonshire County Council, set up under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889 adopted the spelling “Dunbartonshire” by 1914, a fact recognised by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947.

The name “Dumbarton” is thought to derive from the Gaelic Dùn Breatainn (Fort of the Britains), but the town stuck with the name Dumbarton, and some people continue to refer to the county as Dumbartonshire.