This morning I visited the valley of the White Cart Water (river) at Busby Glen Park, Glasgow.

Key driver for my visit was to photograph the mass of bluebells which are now in seasonal bloom.

Although now a quiet area for relaxation, in the 18th and 19th centuries this was a hive of activity centred on water powered mills used in the cotton industry. Just close by are the remains of an iron age fort dating back about 2000 years providing evidence of the long era of occupation by man.

The name Busby would imply a Scandinavian origin as ‘by’ usually indicates a farm/settlement dating to the Viking era.

A very interesting spot offering much for nature lovers, photographers, archaeologists and students of industrial history.

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