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Rouken Glen is a public park in Glasgow which is highly rated and popular with locals with evidence of human activity dating back about five thousand years. However, many of the trees and vegetation growing there are not native whilst the burn (stream) providing the waterfalls does not follow its natural course owing to engineering works in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Carmunnock is a quasi-rural village near Glasgow in the West of Scotland. Here, local ladies have made a special effort to commemorate the ending of World War 1 by crocheting and knitting thousands of poppies which have been used to elaborately embellish the local Parish Church (Presbyterian).

This evening I attended a spectacular light show at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, which date from 1842 at the current site in the city’s West End. At the heart of this extensive facility are¬†several¬†glasshouses, the most notable of which is the Kibble Palace.