Around Kilsyth


This page has been added for your enjoyment during lockdown and may also be useful to those of you accessing our website from elsewhere. Some of you may have had to follow strict guidelines regarding isolation and therefore unable to enjoy the lovely weather we have been blessed with so far. Various photographs of Kilsyth and the surrounding area will be included as well as video clips of the new lambs and the animal life around us.

Auchinstarry Wildlife

At Auchinstarry Quarry, this heron seems to be waiting for a catch - he was very patient anyway. 

Further along the Kelvin, a family of swans seemed to be enjoying the beautiful weather and surroundings.

1 June 2020

Curling Pond

Here are two short clips taken at the curling pond showing the ducks and their new chicks. Just listen to all the birds around too.

Allanfauld Farm - clipping the tups!

Here is another video from Libby and Archie showing what happens next in the world of sheep and the shepherds: clipping the tups (male sheep). They must surely feel quite a difference with their coats removed. What a noise they make; they could be heard all over Kilsyth!

The ewes (female sheep) will  be done at the end of June.

In the hills

Another selection of photographs for you to enjoy, all taken in the Kilsyth Hills.


Very surprising to see Heron up there, hopefully they found what they were looking for. The wild garlic is simply beautiful just now.

If you click on each photograph, you will see them to their full extent. Enjoy!

We're now into the 9th week of lockdown in Scotland; hopefully by next week we may see a slight change in the rules. We can only be thankful for the lovely weather we have had during this time.


Here are some photographs for you to enjoy of our surrounding scenery and some of the wildlife around us. There is a variety of photographs here, so remember to open up fully to enjoy.


These photographs were taken at Auchinstarry Quarry where a new family of swans has arrived. We have been watching and waiting patiently for them to appear. The Canadian Geese are at the Bogside Pond, down behind St Patrick's Primary School.


Click on each photograph to see it fully.

This selection was taken on Monday 20 April 2020.


The first is the Lade path heading towards Colzium and I'm sure the others will be easily recognised.