Countryside staff warned as big cat is sighted in Glasgow

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 staff warned as big cat is sighted in Glasgow

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.

8 comments to Countryside staff warned as big cat is sighted in Glasgow

  • Big Cats? No biggie, we got lots of ‘em here in Colorado; lynx, cougar, mountain lion. They’re always eating the occasional dog, a jogger once in a while, like I said, no biggie.

  • Alistair

    The wildest animal we have in the UK is probably wild goats…….people get exited when a cow wanders on to a road…it usually ends up being shot!

  • Roy

    Where I come from some of the locals shoot the sheep, when the farmer’s on holiday.
    that’s a great bit of water you fish there Ali
    All the best
    Roy

  • Robert Spencer

    Could you please tell me when your next A.G.M is being held as I am interested in joining. Aso do you have a fly tying group that meets on a regular basis.

  • Robert Spencer

    Could you please tell me when your next A.G.M is being held as I am interested in joining. Aso do you have a fly tying group that meets on a regular basis.

  • Alistair

    I have sent you an email Robert…..the next AGM will not be untill next year!

  • Hi Alistair, Sorry to be a pain but where will your A.G.M be held next year also Do you have a fly-dressing group?

    Robert.

  • Alistair

    Hi Robert, the AGMs are usually held in Partick Burgh Halls in…..er Partick. There is no fly dressing group attached to the club but I sometimes attend the Glasgow Fly Dressing Club…you can read more at::

    http://theriverkelvin.co.uk/blog/index.php?p=241

    Where abouts are you from I would be happy to meet up for a fish sometime!

    Alistair