This website is primarily about places. The discussions about each are based on personal visits, but the background information has been gleaned from a variety of sources. Where these are websites or printed material they are given at the end of each section.
PastMap (https://www.pastmap.org.uk/map) has proved indispensable to remind me of such places and to locate them properly. But I have gained a wide awareness of such places through several people with a much greater experience and knowledge of them than me. Some names stand out.
David Harvie is a local historian with extensive knowledge, of the Turkey Red textile industry in particular. He authored some of the West Dunbartonshire Heritage Trail brochures.
David Carson and Sam Gibson are both from the Clydebank Local History Society. Between them they have a wide knowledge of their end of West Dunbartonshire, in particular, the Clydebank Blitz and the Antonine Wall. Dave Carson authored some of the West Dunbartonshire Heritage Trail brochures.
Lairich Rig writes extensively on Geograph.org (https://www.geograph.org/), mainly on the Vale of Leven and Carman Muir. He researches backgrounds of places and subjects well beyond the basic requirements of the website and has pointed out features that I would otherwise have missed or misinterpreted.