Welcome to the Luggiewatch website. The site is an online place of appreciation for the wildlife corridor connected with the Luggie Water burn, which begins in North Lanarkshire and gathers pace in its final stretch in East Dunbartonshire through the old village of Waterside, to the centre of Kirkintilloch and on into the River Kelvin just north of Kirkintilloch. Please tell others and 'like' us on Facebook.
All of the photographs and video on the website were taken in the corridor.
We encourage you and others to visit and enjoy the burn and its wildlife, to treasure it and join in noting and protecting the wildlife that depends on and lives around the water. There are footpaths next to the Luggie, most notably at Luggiebank Wood Wildlife Reserve in Cumbernauld in North Lanarkshire, and from Waterside village into the centre of Kirkintilloch in East Dunbartonshire. The paths give good access to natural wildlife and this site encourages development of the wildlife corridor of Luggie Water.
New photographs have been uploaded recently thanks to contributions from the public. Check out the gallery which includes pictures of a kingfisher, herons, other birds and plants. Pictures of wildlife taken in the Luggie Water corridor are most welcome.
Recent contributors are: Danny McFadden, Cordelia Lilly, David Shenton (Scottish Wildlife Trust), Janet Gough, Stuart Marshall, Karen Chesney and Caroline Ednie. Why not add your name to the list? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
New- Luggie online map with points of interest.
Work is in progress to map some points of interest of the Luggie. If you have any information that would contribute to this please email us and let us know.
Click here for the Luggiewatch Google Map! (Opens in a new window.)
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Fantastic high-definition video of an otter in the Luggie water, spotted on June 7th 2015. Thanks Karen Chesney who shot the video.
A Caribbean Connection
Recently, Gemma Jennings from the Clyde River Foundation attended our meeting. She brought a wealth of information about the Luggie and the surrounding areas. Did you know that our river has eels that start their life here, travel to the Caribbean before returning!
She highlighted the wonderful diversity of life that the Luggie supports including fish, birds, bats and minibeasts as well as deer, fox and our famous otter.
Her input was interesting, informative and much appreciated.
For more information on the foundation visit clyderiverfoundation.org
Video of one of the herons, by Danny McFadden, summer 2014.
Green spaces 'can save the NHS billions'
Interesting BBC news article (6th November, 2013):