One of the highlights of my Sunday is a walk along the route of the old railway line between Denny and Dunipace.
It’s a good number of years since the the last locomotive covered that same route and, for much of that time, it was an area that was best avoided, especially during the dark winter evenings.
Recently, however, a great deal of work has gone into making the path accessible to everyone and now it’s wheelchair, bicycle and buggy friendly, while the addition of lighting has made it the perfect destination for walkers and joggers whatever the time of year.
It’s also an ideal route for those exercising their dogs ... many of whom are responsible and others not.
Which is why, while we still await the arrival of spring, the trees lining the path are still a riot of green ... poo bags.
I can understand why some people don’t want to clean up after their pooches. It’s not a particularly pleasant task but, if you get a dog, you know it goes with the territory.
But why anyone would go to the bother of scooping it up only to throw the filled bag into the woods completely passes me by.
Not only is it disgusting but it ruins the pleasant environment many people have worked so hard to create.