Monthly Archives: January 2012

25 years on the Wessex Crash on Ben More Crainlarich.

Twenty five years ago on the 1st of February 1987 is a day that will stay with me forever, it was the night that the Wessex from RAF Leuchars crashed on the North side of Ben More, killing the Killin … Continue reading

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Out in the mountains at last. Coire Lair Torridon and Sgorr Ruadh

What a great day, I have not been out since I fell just before New Year. We went out to the wonderful West to Torridon’s  Coire Lair near Achnasheallach. This area is forgotten by mountaineers it has some magnificent mountains, away … Continue reading

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Hope to get out today on the hills!

I listened to the football today on the radio and poor Ayr nearly held out but got beat in the last 5 minutes, they were under pressure all the game but did well and gave their all. That is all you can … Continue reading

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Come on Ayr United, hard lines Andy Murray great effort.

Today is a huge day for my local town, we take on the Full – time local rivals Kilmarnock in the Scottish league Cup semi final at Hampden. It is a huge day for Ayr United who are all part-time … Continue reading

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Cove Bay Hopeman and the talking pebbles. Remote area delivery charges?

I was waiting for a delivery yesterday and as usual you do not get a time till mid morning that it was going to come in mid afternoon. Customer Service? It was a wonderful day blue skies and the across … Continue reading

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Burns night and a big day for Scotland’s future?

Last night we had a lovely Burns night at Wendy’s house, myself and Ned took all the ingredients, Haggis, neeps and tatties and we had a “ready steady cook! and the meal a joint effort ready in one hour. Wendy … Continue reading

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Missing walker in Cairngorms – sad news. Hidden Gem – Loch an Eilein walk.

The Cairngorms are a wonderful piece of Scotland and hold many memories for me many happy and a few sad. Yesterday the Mountain Rescue Teams carried out another huge search for a missing walker. Many teams were involved and Search and … Continue reading

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Minister of the Environment reply from my Hill Track letter.

I received a reply to a letter from my MP via the Minister of the Environment that I wrote in late November regarding damage done by Hill tracks in the Scottish Hills. The reply is fairly standard  and a debate is … Continue reading

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Solar Panels – My first impressions after 4 months.

  I have 8 Solar photovoltaic panels on my roof and after 4 months I have received my first payment of £174 was paid this week. It is a big help as my house is unfortunately mostly electric heating with a … Continue reading

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Row for freedom near the end, thanks for the support.

Many thanks for the support for “Row for freedom” after 3000 miles they are nearly there and are in the last few hours. What an achievement and what effort incredible. They will have fun when they land in Barbados, I hope … Continue reading

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