The creator of a popular online Clydebank community group says it is “outstanding” to be celebrating a ten year anniversary.

Bernie Logue, who was brought up in the town, originally started a website called, but quickly decided to make the switch to Facebook in November 2012, and from there Call Yersel a Bankie was born.

He told the Post: “When I started that website I only had around 10 people who communicated through a guestbook.

“However, when Facebook started I thought I would give it a shot on here. When it went live I had a couple of people join and went to bed.

“When I woke up the next morning I had over 200 people requesting to join which had me gobsmacked.”

As time went on the group grew beyond the capabilities of one man so Bernie decided to hire Danny Smith as an admin – who still runs the Facebook group now.

The 62-year-old added: “I am so proud of the page because over the years it has made thousands of pounds for charity.

“On the first anniversary we celebrated with a Christmas ball with raffles and all sorts. I never thought I would see that never mind another nine years.

“People have started using it as the foundations such as Jim from Golden Friendships and I couldn’t ask for more than that.”

Bernie admits that at times making sure the group is running smoothly wasn’t all plain sailing.

He said: “We spent long nights removing posts that contained awful swearing and removing some of the deadwood that didn’t represent what the page is about.

“We started it as a family page for community and nothing beats Clydebank because they grew up together during the hard and most difficult times in the town.

“I honestly couldn’t have done it without my amazing admin team, so a huge thank you goes to Danny, who deserves a medal for his efforts, because no way on this earth did I think it would be such a success.

“Even though I have stepped down from the role a few years ago I like to check the pages every now and then. I can’t wait to see what the next ten years bring for Call Yersel a Bankie.”