West Dunbartonshire is one of Scotland’s 32 unitary council areas. Bordering the west of the City of Glasgow, it contains some of the city’s suburbs as well as commuter towns and villages. West Dunbartonshire also borders Argyll and Bute, Stirling, East Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire.
The area was formed in 1996, merging the former Clydebank and Dumbarton (excluding Helensburgh) districts of Strathclyde Region. Although Clydebank is the largest town, Dumbarton is the administrative centre of the area.