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(Taken by chance when the man went missing.
I "went for a walk" and so came here and so admired
the way the sunlight came through the trees into
this small glade in the thicket that I happened
to take this picture)
at the end of January 2015.
(At least the taller trees on the skyline are very similar,
but it's hard to tell because its so changed so much)
For any of those who have walked across the moss recently, you will no doubt be aware of the wholesale destruction of trees that has occurred in the name of "saving" the environment. What you will not know, is that this destruction was almost completely unjustified and is totally counter productive.
Lenzie Moss is an area that with few exceptions has had the top layers of peat removed over several centuries ending with the WWII peatworks. The only areas which are likely to be at their original level are the strip of woodland beside the railway, the peat mound (an isolated area saved by it use in a rifle range) and perhaps a few of the higher extremities (shown by the trees).
Paradoxically, these trees which have just been cut down, are the closest to what we have left of the original landscape of the central bog area before human use, a landscape which peat cores shows was surrounded by woodland. A landscape that we used to have before this vandalism. A landscape with a central wet area where deer (or other) grazing kept most trees at bay, a surrounding area of shrub land where open areas and trees were kept in balance by the balance between the grazing pressure of deer and around that thicker woodland.
So, by chance (as that is how nature works) and as a result of a lack of human intervention, the moss had reached a natural harmony by the turn of the millennium.
One of the scared deer taken soon after the tree felling (now mostly gone)
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Police Scotland is seeking the assistance of the media and the public in trying to trace a man missing from his home in Lenzie.
Sixty six year-old Stephen Watt was last seen around 2pm on Sunday 28 December when he was seen in the open ground area known as Lenzie Moss, Lenzie, a popular area for walkers.
Stephen is white, around 5 ft 10 inches in height, with a medium build, short grey hair, blue eyes and was clean shaven. He is believed to be wearing either a dark brown fleece jacket or blue cagoule and tan coloured trousers.
Stephen has never gone missing before and has recently been worried about the health of his mother and concern is mounting for his wellbeing.
Stephen’s family are very worried about him and ask that anyone who has any information as to his whereabouts get in touch with police as soon as possible. Stephen’s children, Adam, Hazel, Heather, and Elise appealed to the public saying “We love our Dad to bits and we just want him home. He’s been feeling a bit low recently which is why the family are so concerned. It’s so close to the New Year and we just want to make sure he gets home safe.”
Inspector Iain Greene said:
“Extensive enquiries are underway but so far all efforts to locate him have proved unsuccessful. Stephen is fit and able but he is not adequately dressed for this cold weather and we are increasingly concerned for his welfare.
"If anyone has seen Stephen or has any knowledge as to his whereabouts please do contact police immediately.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Kirkintilloch Police Officers on the non emergency number, 101.