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Dumbarton Gateway services


A82 westbound between Glasgow and Dumbarton

Signposted from the road.


G82 2TZ

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Single site located between junctions on one side of the road

This service station is in Scotland, not to be confused with Milton Heights in Oxfordshire.

A number of restaurants as the A82 enters Dumbarton. It is known locally as Milton services, but some signs call it Dumbarton Gateway services, while it has been nicknamed both Gate and Dunglass.


Catering: Masala Twistwebsite, Starbucks Hotel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Esso, Londis, Costa Express, f'real Milkshakes, Rollover, Skwishee BrainFreeze, AdBlue Containers, Jet Wash

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Milton Service Station
Dumbarton Road
West Dunbartonshire
G82 2TZ

Trivia and History

Dumbarton Gateway tourist information.
The former tourist information centre is now home to Masala Twist.

What's now the north-westbound services was originally a nursery. It became a pair of garages in the 1960s.

The service area we see hear today was developed in the early 1980s. The new site opened with an Esso forecourt, known as Dunglass, alongside a Tourist Information Centre and the Dumbarton branch of Little ChefHistory in around 1983, replacing the bypassed Clydebank branch. They were all later joined by a Little Chef Lodge in 1988, which became a Travelodge. In 1998, the Little Chef restaurant gained a Burger King but this closed in 2005. A car dealership is accessed through the services and located next to Little Chef.

The Little Chef closed in January 2012, as part of a crackdown on under-performing restaurants. It was later taken over by Euro Garages later in the year, becoming a Starbucks.

The tourist information centre also closed in 2014. The building was later purchased by local restaurant owners in 2016, who opened Masala Twist in the building in 2017.

The forecourt formerly included Esso's Snack & Shop store. The site was acquired by MRH in 2015 who introduced their own-brand Hursts store to the site. MRH was then acquired by MFG in 2018, who rebranded the store to Londis in 2021.

There is an unsigned BP filling station and restaurant opposite on the eastbound side. The eastbound restaurant used to be part of the Crown Carveries pub chain with the pub being known locally as 'The Stonefield'. This closed in 2020 and became part of the Black Rooster Peri Peri chain of restaurants with the new restaurant opening on Thursday 24 September 2020.


Bothwell (M74 southbound, 26 miles)
Hamilton (M74 northbound, 27 miles)
Heart of Scotland (Harthill) (M8 east, 38 miles)
Services on the A82Lomondgate (3 miles)