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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