Category: Parks

Linn Park, et al Sponsored by the Linn Park Gentlemen’s Walking Club is an excellent website covering the history, landscape, flora and fauna of Linn Park in Cathcart, Glasgow.

The headliners for this park are still mentioned, Snuff Mill Bridge, Cathcart Castle, Holmwood House, and of course, Mary, Queen of Scots but what’s really great about this site is the insistence that all of the park is important, and that the local people and industries are as important as the landowners and visiting royalty. Throughout, the current appearance of the park is tied to previous usage, and it’s backed up by a lot of decent research and evidence.

Besides which, what a great name for a club 😀


Sighthill stones

Sighthill Park is the site of the most recent astronomical stone alignment in Scotland, built in 1979. But Glasgow City Council have decided that “no-one knows about it” and it’s standing in the way of their plans.

There’s a petition against this decision here.

It may only be only 34 years old, but it is a Glasgow landmark, albeit incomplete.

You can hear about this story on the latest Scotland Outdoors podcast.