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Many organisations within West Dunbartonshire offer services and organised activities aimed at children and young people.

The following list does not include all of these and is meant as a guide to the services available.

Active Schools

Active Schools in West Dunbartonshire has a team of eight staff who aim to increase physical activity levels in school aged children and young people.

They offer a range of activities, which include dance, golf, martial arts, netball, rugby and tennis. Many activities are delivered by their large network of volunteers and linked to local sports clubs.

Together with Sports Development, they organise sporting festivals during the school year where schools get together to compete and perform, and sports camps during the school holidays.

Find out more information on the Active Schools webpages.


Libraries in West Dunbartonshire offer many services aimed at children and young people of all ages. They include:

  • pre-school and bookbug events
  • help with homework resources
  • competitions, books and resources aimed at young people
  • learning and study skills courses.

To find out more information please contact your local library.

Libraries have created a dynamic programme of Curriculum for Excellence based educational activities and projects to support teachers and early years workers.  Find out more about their Schools Learning Programme.

Find out more information at the Libraries webpages.

The Pulse

The Pulse provides free activities for young people aged 12-18 in West Dunbartonshire. Activities on offer range from gigs to Friday night football and projects teaching young people about the dangers of knives and knife crime.

The Pulse team can be contacted on 01389 772201 or at

Sports Development

Sports Development works with schools, sports clubs, coaches, volunteers and National Governing Bodies to promote and enhance sport and physical activity opportunities throughout West Dunbartonshire.

They offer a range of sports specific activities in local schools and also in the community during evenings and weekends. These priority sports include football, athletics, swimming (Learn to Swim Scheme), hockey, gymnastics, badminton, basketball and netball.

The development of sport in the community is a priority for the service. We deliver initiatives and courses that support the development of community sports clubs and hubs, coaches and volunteers. These promote links between grassroots sporting activities and local clubs.

Find out more information on the Sports Development webpages.


The Tullochan Trust works with schools, community groups and other agencies to provide projects aimed at improving the lives of our young people (aged 9-17). They inspire a CAN DO attitude and help young people learn skills and gain personal qualities that will help them in the future.

You can contact Tullochan Trust on 01389 726 962 or by email at

To find out more information Visit Tullochan Trust website.


Volunteering opportunities are available in West Dunbartonshire for our young people. All you need to volunteer is time and the need to make a difference in your community.

You can contact the Volunteer Centre on 0141 941 0886 or by email at

West Dunbartonshire Youth Trust

West Dunbartonshire Youth Trust supports young people with training on a variety of issues. You can contact us on 0141 952 9530 or at

Y Sort-it

Y Sort-it is a youth organisation offering a free and confidential youth for young people aged 12-25. It organises activities and drop-in sessions based around many issues, including health, pregnancy, youth urban garden, learning opportunities.

You can access this service by dropping into their base at 24 Kilbowie Road, Clydebank or telephoning 0141 941 3308 or emailing

To find out more information Visit Y Sort-it website.