Dumbarton Football Club are a football team based just outside of Glasgow in the Dunbartonshire town of Dumbarton which sits on the world famous River Clyde. The team were formed in December 1872 making Dumbarton one of the oldest clubs in Scottish football.
Dumbarton, or The Sons play in the Dumbarton Stadium which is a 10-minute walk from Dumbarton East train station. It is a small stadium with one main stand with a capacity of just over 2000. The sons play in Scotland’s Scottish League One division. The team have known major success on 3 occasions, winning the Scottish top flight twice (sharing one title with Glasgow Rangers) and the Scottish Cup once.
On this occasion, I went to see Dumbarton play Motherwell on a lovely July evening as the two teams met in the Scottish League Cup. When sitting in the main stand you get a lovely view towards Dumbarton’s town centre but this also means that you get the full brunt of winter when visiting Dumbarton Stadium in the darker months so choose your trip wisely. The half time pies are worth a visit alone and if you are lucky enough to get into the clubhouse you’ll see memorabilia going back decades.