Milton, West Dunbartonshire

Milton (historically Milton of Colquhoun) is a village in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. It lies about one mile (two kilometres) east of Dumbarton, on the A82 Glasgow-Loch Lomond road and below the Overtoun Bridge.

Milton from Dumbuck Hill
Milton is located in West Dunbartonshire
Location within West Dunbartonshire
Population550 (mid-2020 est.)[1]
OS grid referenceNS426743
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtG82
Dialling code01389
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55°56′10″N 4°31′08″W / 55.936°N 4.519°W / 55.936; -4.519
Dumbuck Hill, adjacent to Milton, with Dumbuck Quarry from across the Rive Clyde. The buildings below it are bonded warehouses for the storage of Scotch whisky.

It previously had a primary school, closed in 2004.[2] The first school was in what is now quite an old building on the road to Overtoun. The second school building was on the main road, it was still open in the early 2000s.

Milton also has an SSPCA animal rescue centre. It also includes Dumbuck Quarry, which has removed a large part of Dumbuck Hill.[3]

The North Clyde Line railway runs past the village, but it has never had a station – the closest are about one mile (two kilometres) away, at Dumbarton East to the west and Bowling to the east.

Its main claim to fame is that it was the home of Jackie Stewart, the racing driver. His family ran the Dumbuck Garage in the village. Another native is Ian Napier, the fighter ace.[4]

Milton House is an 18th-century mansion located on Milton Brae to the north of the village. It is a Category B listed building.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ "Mid-2020 Population Estimates for Settlements and Localities in Scotland". National Records of Scotland. 31 March 2022. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Milton: Overview". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Overview of Dumbuck". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Ian Patrick Robert Napier". Retrieved 24 March 2010.
  5. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Milton House (LB14401)". Retrieved 3 August 2020.

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