'Private’ wasteland like this (not maintained by the local authority) never appears to get cleaned up. The ground had a blanket covering of scattered beer cans, bottles and plastic bags. The path became more substantial and I soon noticed a huge concrete pipe projecting from the ground with what looks like a discarded tent just beside. There were plastic cups eerily laid out on the concrete - full of rain water as if people had just left. The place was fairly rancid by anyone’s standards. It was a Saturday night though and would be getting dark soon. I was fairly sure no one would be passing through here again tonight. I decided that the level grass just beyond the pipe would be suitable for a shelter and the forest which I had just passed through should have enough timber material scattered around.
|The inspiration - raised sleeping platform with canopy|
|A-Frame structure with the Scottish BBC headquarters beyond.|