December 2020

Some familiar photos as some of these have been posted here before. However, it's such a lovely area they deserve another viewing! Anyone any ideas where the view of the church tower could have been taken from? These were taken on Tuesday 22 December 2020, now 9 months since initial lockdown of the country. Let's all pray for a healthy 2021.

Frosty scenes around the cooches and the dam, Monday 7 December. Still lovely, no matter the weather.

November 2020

No colour left at all on the trees now but hopefully some nice reflections on the canal for your enjoyment. Also, had to include our hairy friends, the heilan' coos! Look at those horns.

Friday, 27 November 2020

The days are getting darker and shorter but some lighter days too. Here is a photograph of a tree in the Colzium which had to be felled recently due to some of it already falling and accidentally hitting someone. Hopefully that person wasn't too badly hurt. 16 November 2020.

So nice to see so many wreaths around the War Memorial during this pandemic. Also, a lovely tribute from a young child included. 10 Nov 2020. It has come to light that the little stone was painted by one of the Scouts from the local troop. Well done!

The colours are definitely changing now and there aren't many leaves left on the trees. However, our wee town is still a lovely place with plenty of walks to do. Work is being carried out on the marshes so not sure when it will be open to the public again. Here are a few taken today - 4 November 2020.

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October 2020

View to the west
Taken from Burngreen Brae
Market Street, October 2020
From the cooches
Path behind Stirling Road
The Lade Oct 2020
Hill Road
Kilsyth Academy
Tamtain or Garrell Hill_

Changing Colours. The first three were taken late afternoon. First - Mattock's Hole from behind Register Road, second looking west from Burngreen Brae and third is Market Street. 12 October 2020.

The second three were taken the next morning (13 October) and show the hills from the Cooches, the path behind Stirling Road and the wooden bridge along the lade path. Open each photograph to see in full. Third row (15 October) - Hill Road (past the golf course), The Academy and - is it Tamtain or Garrell Hill? 4th row - various scenes in the Colzium Grounds. 22 October 2020. Within a space of 10 days, the colours have changed quite dramatically.

September 2020

A few scenes around Kilsyth on a lovely September day. Hopefully they are easily recognisable to everyone. The colours are beginning to change and there is a definite autumn feeling in the air.

24 September 2020.

14 Sept 2020 - A beautiful autumn morning in the walled garden at the Colzium for your enjoyment. To see in full screen, click on four-corner square at the bottom right hand corner.

August 2020

A beautiful late August day around the Colzium; the walled garden is looking really lovely. We are so fortunate to live with such beautiful surroundings nearby. Each photograph can be selected to see in a larger scale. (24 August 2020)

Here are a few different views, hopefully you will recognise them. The first one is the lovely wee gate into the glen followed by two in the glen. The others are up in the moors, with two different views across Kilsyth. Finally, the Colzium burn taken from Granny's Mutch. Click on each one then follow the arrow to the right. Enjoy!

(3 August 2020)

July 2020

Canal Views

(28 July 2020)

Some more local scenes taken today.


The canal; a view of Kilsyth from the Twechar Road; and the path towards the Kelvin walkway.

Lastly a wild flower which, though not 100% sure, is a hemp nettle. Answers on a postcard please!! Hopefully, you are enjoying these photographs of the lovely, local scenery we have on our doorsteps.


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(20 July 2020)

Some views of Kilsyth Hills from a different angle - the first one shows Kilsyth Primary School and the church tower beyond. The others are taken from the "Cooches". Also a nice view of the avenue of trees leading up to Colzium House. Finally, some geese which I was reminded about recently. (15 July 2020)

Here is a photograph along with some history!


Going up Balcastle Road turn left after the farm and heading towards Queenzieburn, you will see this flat topped mound which is actually a Pictish Fort. We are indeed surrounded with history! It is considered to be the most entire work of it's kind in Scotland.

(Photo taken by choir member, 6 July 2020)

Pictish Fort
Young Thistle

Young Thistle


Water Lily

Water Lily

On the canal beyond Auchinstarry



Such a nice colour



Among many other wildflowers

Wild Orchid

Wild Orchid

Hopefully this is the correct name!

It's now over 100 days since the beginning of lockdown!

Here are some local wildflowers taken around Kilsyth, plus an update on the swans at Bogside Pond. Please mute the video clip!

(2 July 2020)

June 2020

Even when the weather isn't as nice as it has been, Kilsyth is still a lovely place. 

Here are some photos of a few "weel kent" places - Colzium House, the Bandstand and one of the paths in the Burngreen.


Hopefully, the sun will come back out again soon.

(22 June 2020)

Firstly - haven't the cygnets grown quickly?

Then, some views from the Dumbreck Marsh area over towards Queenzieburn and to the top of Kilsyth as well as the Dumbreck Marsh itself.

(24 June 2020)

The Moors and Auchinstarry

The burn which runs down past the golf course and just before you go onto the moors has some lovely wild flowers at the moment - maybe someone can name them! Meanwhile, down at the quarry, the swan family are growing very quickly and learning from their parents. The lily pads on Bogside pond are opening up beautifully with yellow irises in the background. 15 and 18 June 2020.

Yellow Wildflowers
White Wildflowers
Swan family
Water Lillies, Bogside Pond
Irises, Bogside Pond

Here is a short video clip of the swan family at Auchinstarry Quarry. The little ones are progressing really quickly!