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Dumbairton (Inglis: Dumbarton, Scots Gaelic: Dùn Breatainn) is a toun in Wast Dunbartonshire in Scotland. The toun ligs oan the north bank o the River Clyde whaur the River Leven flowes intil the Firth o Clyde. In 2006, it haed aboot 19,990 indwallers.[3]

Dumbarton is locatit in West Dunbartonshire
Location within Wast Dunbartonshire

20,527 [2] (2001 census)

est. 19,990[3] (2006)
OS grid reference NS397759
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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

The nam, whilk wis umwhyl spelt Dunbairton, cums frae the Scots Gaelic Dùn Breatainn meinin "fort o the Britons". Dumbairton Castil, liggin oan the tap o Dumbarton Rock, keppit a watch ower the aurie. Dumbairton wis a Ryal burgh atwein 1222 an 1975.[6] It wis the heidtoun o the aunshint Kingrik o Strathclyde an wis the centur o govrenance fur the umwhyl coontie o Dunbaritonshire anaw.

Frae the nynteent yeirhunder the toun wis a centur fur ship-biggin, gless-makkin an whiskie-makkin. Thir industries hae syn dwyn'd, an Dumbairton is mair an mair a commuter toun fur Glesga, 13 mile eist-sooth-eist.

Dumbairton haes a fitbaa team, cried Dumbarton F.C.


  1. "Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba ~ Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland". Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  2. "Comparative Population Profile: Dumbarton Locality". Scotland's Census Results Online. 2001-04-29. Retrieved 2008-09-02. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Publications and Data". General Record Office for Scotland. 
  4. Andy Eagle (2003-02-27). "The Online Scots Dictionary". Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  5. "Scots Language Centre: Scottish Place Names in Scots". Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  6. "Vision of Britain".  Accessed on 12 Sept 2011