Jump to content


Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge
Dumbarton is located in West Dunbartonshire
Location within Wast Dunbartonshire
Population20,527 [2] (2001 census)
est. 19,990[3] (2006)
OS grid referenceNS397759
• Edinburgh54 mi (87 km) E
• Lunnon356 mi (574 km) SSE
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Postcode destrictG82
Diallin code01389
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
Leet o places
55°57′00″N 4°34′00″W / 55.95°N 4.566667°W / 55.95; -4.566667Coordinates: 55°57′00″N 4°34′00″W / 55.95°N 4.566667°W / 55.95; -4.566667
Dumbarton Rock from Dumbarton

Dumbarton or Dumbairton (Scots Gaelic: Dùn Breatainn or Dùn Breatann) is a toun in Wast Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The toun ligs on the northren bank o the River Clyde whaur the River Leven flows intae the Firth o Clyde. In 2006 it haed aboot 19,990 indwallers.[3]

Etymologie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun has monie Scots spellins in use includin Dumbarton, Dumbairton, Dumbartoun an Dumbertan.[4] The nem comes frae the Scots Gaelic Dùn Breatainn meinin "fort o the Britons".[citation needit]

Historie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Dumbarton Castle, liggin oan the tap o Dumbarton Rock, is a historic stranghauld an wis lang the seat o pouer in the area. Due tae this fort an it's place on the River Clyde, Dumbarton wis the heidtoun o the auncient Kinrik o Strathclyde that covert a muckle pairt o the wastren Scots Lawlands at it's heicht.[citation needit] The toun wis the centre o govrenance fur the historic coontie o Dunbartonshire an a ryal burgh frae 1222 till 1975 an aw.[5]

Industry[eedit | eedit soorce]

Frae the 19t yeirhunder the toun wis a centre o ship-biggin, gless-makkin an whiskie-makkin.[citation needit] Thae industries hae dwinnlt syne, an Dumbarton is mair an mair a commuter toun for fowk wirkin in Glesga, 13 mile awa tae the sooth-east.

Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun haes a fitba team, cried Dumbarton F.C. that plays in Scottish League Ane, the third tier o the Scottish Professional Football League.

Referenses[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba ~ Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland". Gaelicplacenames.org. Archived frae the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 30 Mey 2014.
  2. "Comparative Population Profile: Dumbarton Locality". Scotland's Census Results Online. 29 Apryle 2001. Archived frae the original on 29 Mairch 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2008.
  3. a b "Publications and Data". General Record Office for Scotland. Archived frae the original on 30 September 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2011. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "gro" defined multiple times wi different content
  4. "Scots Language Centre: Scottish Place Names in Scots". Scotslanguage.com. Archived frae the original on 19 Mairch 2020. Retrieved 30 Mey 2014.
  5. "Vision of Britain". Archived frae the original on 30 Mairch 2009. Retrieved 12 September 2011. Accessed on 12 Sept 2011