Taking nature for granted

My drive to work each day takes me along Eastfield Road to the office and for the past four years I have been watching the high rise flats in Seafar and Kildrum slowly disappear, as Sanctuary Scotland creates space for new housing that will not only be of huge benefit to residents but also change the skyline of Cumbernauld. I enjoy my drive to work, especially the section coming down from Westerwood. Driving over the crest of the hill gives you a clear vantage point to look out over Cumbernauld Glen and Abronhill. I love seeing the woodlands on a misty morning with bands of muted greens as the mist slowly dissipates. It makes me wonder what’s there, who has walked through them, what stories could the trees tell you, and what history have they witnessed? I had been wondering what it would all look like once the buildings that broke the treeline were no more. So, you can imagine my dismay when I realised I’d been driving by for two weeks without a thought, simply because I couldn’t see