Scotland on a Saturday.

October 2, 2010  |  Featured Posts

This afternoon is what we in Scotland call “dreich”.

I decided to post about my local area today – when I say local, I mean very local. The area I’m showing is called Dechmont Law and I can see it from my lounge window.

View from the top of Dechmont Law

View to the south east

The area is very popular with local walkers, especially in winter on crisp, sunny days.

You can see my house from the top.

Deer Park golf course

Our estate sits on the edge of a golf course called Deer Park and all the local streets are named after golfers.

Deer Park

Bridges and Bing

The two bridges you can just see above are around twelve miles from here and I posted a photo of them several weeks ago.
The reddish shale bing you see is fairly unique to West Lothian as they appeared as a byproduct in the mining of paraffin oil many years ago.
They are fast disappearing as the shale is used in the building of roads.

Deans Community High School

It takes Matthew a few minutes to walk to his school which was only opened last year.

Ordnance Survey

This photo shows the top of the Law where there is an Ordnance Survey trig point which used to be used in the making of maps.

I hope you’ve enjoyed a step outside my home and finally a little point of interest. If you look up Wikipedia and type in Dechmont Law you will find a story about a local man and his well documented UFO sighting. It caused quite a stir in our area way back in 1979.

Thanks for visiting Scotland today, please pop in on Monday for Poem of the Week.
PS Thank you to the ladies who have bought lots of the new items I listed last week.


  1. Lovely pictures! What a great view you have from your house.

  2. What a fantastic view to wake up to everyday

  3. Such a beautiful place! You must love living there!

  4. What a gorgeous place you live in!

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