West Dunbartonshire is one of 32 unitary authority areas in Scotland. Bordering onto Argyll and Bute, Stirling, East Dunbartonshire, the City of Glasgow, and Renfrewshire, it incorporates most of the old Dumbarton District Council and Clydebank District Council areas (indeed, the authority was initially called Dumbarton and Clydebank before the name was changed to West Dunbartonshire).
The area is essentially composed of three parts: the towns of Dumbarton and Clydebank and the Vale of Leven district.
West Dunbartonshire is administered from Dumbarton, although Clydebank is the largest town.
Towns and villages