Monthly Archives: September 2015

Missing: Alexander Brett – A search has been launched for a hill runner who has been missing in the Torridon area for five days.

Missing: Alexander Brett was last seen on Sunday. A search has been launched for a hill runner who has been missing in the Torridon area for five days. Alexander Brett, 65, is believed to have gone running on Sunday intending … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountain Rescue 1990 – 2000 – “The Nasty Nineties”

When I was the Team Leader at RAF Leuchars in the late 80,s I worked with the then Assynt Team Leader Phil Jones we became good friends. We shared ideas and thoughts on training and I was impressed how this … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountain Rescue – 1980 ‘s To 1990’s – Tragedy, Helicopters, plastic boots, new gear, avalanches and big searches and lowers!

This period was when I had become a full-time Deputy Team  Leader and after a spell in North Wales  I came back up North to RAF Kinloss.  Mountain Rescue in Wales was interesting and for the first time I was … Continue reading

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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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