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West Dunbartonshire Council Archives

Collections and Archive Catalogue

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The archives collect and preserve the written heritage of West Dunbartonshire. Our collections date from the 14th century to the present day and are open to anyone interested in the history of the area.

Our collections include:

  • Official council records, including minute books which date back to the 16th century
  • School records
  • Records from local industries, businesses, societies, notable families and individuals

We also hold the Singer Archive which has been officially recognized as a collection of national significance by the Scottish Government.


Material from the archives can be viewed at Clydebank and Dumbarton Heritage Centres. Local History Librarians are often available for people to drop-in, however it is always advisable to book an appointment.


We are always happy to consider deposits of archive material relating to West Dunbartonshire. If you are considering donating material then please contact the archive using the details below.


Enquiries are welcomed and the archives can be contacted directly via our Local History Librarian..