Christmas Eve Football some things never change. A few thoughts for those looking after us over the Festive Period.

Yesterday I went to the football to watch Ayr United V Dumbarton with my nephew Richard it was a wild day with swathes of rain driving across the park. Somerset Park is one of the oldest football stadiums in the UK. It has hardly changed since my last visit 20 years ago as I live so far way from Ayr. It was a trip through memory lane but a great afternoon with a 4 each result, goals and a sending off. I even had a cup of bovril to manage the nostalgia. I could just imagine my Dad being at the game with his booming voice that I seem to have inherited, Mum would also go to every home game and a lot of games away. Thanks to Richard and Ayr and Dumbarton for a great game.  It was great to see the fans out in such a wild day, what a hardy bunch.

Ayr United

Ayr United

It is Christmas Eve and I always think of those people who have to work, The Police, Hospitals Ambulance and many others who have to give up their time. I was always out or working with the Mountain Rescue and had few Christmas with the family this is time you never can get back.



Mountain Rescue call – outs during the festive period are always hard work and I dealt with many of them in my 40 years with the Mountain Rescue. This is worth thinking especially in this wild weather to take care if going out on the hills. The high winds and lots of snow can cause big problems so it is worth waiting and letting the weather settle down.

RAF Leuchars MRT Christmas Day at Newtonmore.

RAF Leuchars MRT Christmas Day at Newtonmore.

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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