Monthly Archives: January 2012

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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What route is this, I am not giving any clues, what year is this?

It was Crack Of Dawn in Skye on Sgurr Mhicconnich picture taken by Dan Stewart in 1954.

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3000 miles across the Atlantic. Row for Freedom should finish very soon.

It has been a wild winters night in Scotland with high winds and a poor forecast for the weekend. The Row For Freedom Crew are rowing the Atlantic to raise awareness of Human Trafficking, and to raise funds for The … Continue reading

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Where is this and what year?

Today’s quiz; where is this and what year please?

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Lockerbie – Mr Swires a very brave man an example to us all.

Last night on television I watched a programme on Lockerbie. Jim Swires the father of Flora Swires who was killed in the Lockerbie disaster has been a campaigner for an enquiry into what happened for many years. Mr Swires who … Continue reading

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