Nature Takes Over, 1985

These two photos are from 1985 showing the open areas of the developed Whistleberry Road looking over to the A725 East Kilbride Expressway, then still a comparatively new road.

This is a perfect example of how nature can regain a foothold, even in the most unlikely of urban environments. In the space of 34 years, large trees are now established, completely hiding and screening the Expressway, grass, shrubs and landscaped areas, now in my opinion look much better and tidier.

When I looked at these Whistleberry Road comparisons, I was surprised to see how different this has become. It was a good reminder that our landscape is forever changing and we can only imagine how this will look like in another 3 decades.

Photos: G Hay and Google Maps

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:

Gord Fotheringham I have heard the dandy is having this happen…..no more kids playing “robin hood”Lone Ranger”Bataan” shame on the parents not allowing them to play at life…..loved the dandy….all the way to the white wids.
Jim Brankin Aye don’t know if the white woods are still there Gordon. The dandy itself has changed being eaten into by
Jim Brankin Housing development. The sidings for the coal wagons all gone wouldn’t recognise now as a play area for all us kids. Lol.

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