Monthly Archives: September 2015

Scottish Mountain Rescue in the “ Sometimes, Sad and at times Swinging 70’s”

Mountain Rescue Teams formed in this period? Torridon MRT 1971 Police Scotland Tayside  MRT 1971 Ochils  MRT 1971 Glenmore Lodge MRT 1972 Dundonnell MRT 1972 Glenelg MRT 1973 Galloway MRT 1975 Police Scotland 1975 Tayside MRT 1976 Assynt MRT 1976 … Continue reading

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Braemar Mountain Rescue Team – 50 Years of Service “Many Happy Returns”

50 YEARS OF SERVICE – ANNIVERSARY BOOK – This book is a celebration of 50 years of Mountain Rescue by Braemar Mountains Rescue. The Braemar team have been my great friends over the years  and I have done many call … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountain Rescue 1960 -1970 more in pictures – times they were a changing!

Mountain Rescue was in the early days was made up of local keepers and climbers who came out to help injured climbers. In the 60’s there was an explosion in climbing standards. Great things were continuing on the cliffs around … Continue reading

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A blast from the past a weekend at Dunkeld – the place of the big trees!

I have just had a great weekend at Dunkeld for a surprise birthday party for An old pal Taff Harris. A few of us met up and had a grand weekend. The guest of honour Taff ( John) Harries was … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountain Rescue 1960 – 1970 big changes occur!

This era was a busy one Mountain Rescue Teams started to form and the organisation began to grow. With growth comes a need for some organisation and various attempts had been made to improve the situation. This had been done … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountain Rescue 1950 -1960 – big changes start to occur.

It must be remembered that the Police are responsible for land Rescue but in no way have they have the capability in manpower or organisation n this area to run rescues in every area. Yet the Police were the backbone … Continue reading

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Running by the Sea – The Tiree Ultra Marathon – Mark Hartree

This is another story by Mark Hartree a friend from  my days in RAF Mountain Rescue – He then had a nickname 2ba in the team  (small but as he says perfectly formed) I am doing the 7 Ultra’s for madness charity … Continue reading

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Old and Bold – RAF Mountain Rescue just after the war! “The kit on the outside may have changed but underneath the heart and soul of the team remains the same”

I am doing some research for a talk I am doing for Scottish Mountain Rescue who celebrate 50 years of the Organisation . In the early days there was little formal Mountain Rescue in Scotland the years 1925 -1945  as … Continue reading

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More on Gannet Sea King Helicopters!

Many thanks for all the comments on the great work by the Royal Navy Sea kings it got my memory going of some past call -outs and I will write again before we lose them in January 2015. I also … Continue reading

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Royal Navy Sea Kings at Gannet (Prestwick) memories.

I was down in Ayr the other day and saw the wonderful  Sea King from Gannet (Prestwick Sea King) flying over the sea with a backdrop of the Isle of Arran.  Arran is a special place to me and Ayr … Continue reading

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