The Scots Dialect Dictionary by Alexander Warrack 
The word barescrape came into my head when I first encountered Ravenscraig. The vegetation, after all, feels like it’s growing on the scraps and scrapes of post-industrial clearance, yet there’s another story to it in the flora and fauna that grows there. The pioneer birches and other species of trees cover the landscape and are so important for carbon capture. Research has found that silver birch leaves can filter out particles from polluted air; rarer plants like yellow bird’s nest, great horsetail, common fleabane, rue-leaved saxifrage and several species of orchid have found a home here.