Thought for the Week
As I looked up at the wee green hill between Westburn and Newton there was an unusual object on the skyline.
Sometimes you see deer up there or people walking dogs but this was neither of those.
So I ran up to see what it was and found a foldable camping chair. I laughed at the thought of someone lugging it up there just so they could sit and enjoy the view. But why not? You can see all over Glasgow to the Campsies and Ben Lomond so it’s a brilliant spot, surrounded by trees, a gentle breeze and numerous wildlife.
We are not used to thinking of Cambuslang, Rutherglen, Halfway, Newton or Westburn as being among the most scenic spots in Scotland.
Yet the Bible tells us that there is no spot on the earth that God does not look upon and see its goodness. God knew what he was doing when he made our communities and, no matter human vandalism, neglect or stupidity, they still remain beautiful.
So where else in our area would you like to leave a camp chair and encourage others to enjoy this good creation?
I would have a camp chair on the pavement at the top of Snaefell Avenue in Burnside or a viewing gallery in some of our high-rise flats. People should know more about walking past Loanend up Pech Brae and there’s a brilliant small road up to East Kilbride from East Greenlees road.
There are fantastic stretches on the Clyde Walkway. The walk from Cambuslang under the M74 bridge is a particular favourite and, of course, the new bridge at the Cunningar loop.
Those would be some of my favourites. What about yours? Neil Glover Flemington Hallside Church