Around 11 years ago I worked in a nursing home at the “top” of Clydebank…..Duntocher, just next to Faifley (sp). I used to get a bus from my flat to Duntocher and then a minibus would come down from the Nursing home and pick me up to take me and the rest of the staff up to the actual nursing home. The minibus would go up a long and twisty road (Cochno Road) which went by some open fields and farms until it seemed that you were on the top of Glasgow. I remember how clear the Hale Bopp comet seemed up there as it was so clear and seemed so far away from the hub bub of the city down below.
On some summer days I liked to walk up the long road as each step it seemed would take me further and further away from the smoke of the city (although at that time i smoked but you know what I mean). Anyway on one of these days I looked over at one of the fields and noticed a horse galloping in what seemed like panic away from…….now I can only describe it as a “big cat” as there was no way it was a dog…….it looked more feline! After a few moments it was gone over the edge of a hill and I was left wondering what it was that I had seen. Over time there has been more and more “big cat” sightings in Glasgow and all over the UK and I have often wondered about how many of these “big cats” there are actually around……..I think there are more than what people realise….
COUNTRYSIDE rangers have been warned to be on the alert after big cat sightings in a park in Scotland’s largest city.
Two separate reports of a “panther-type” animal were logged over 48 hours by Glasgow City Council officials for the municipal golf course at Linn Park, which borders Muirend, Netherlee, Croftfoot and Castlemilk.