Monthly Archives: June 2017

Is the weather going to improve? New Ayrshire Potatoes, and Hazel Strachan hopes to complete 100 Munros in June on Lochnagar on Friday for Charity.

The summer is a time I love and the unseasonable weather juts now is not great but at least on the East Coast the weather is okay, that is why I live here. The Summer is also the time of … Continue reading

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Is this the way to treat our planet? The mess left at Glastonbury, it seems environmental talk is cheap but what a mess we leave for the future generations.

    What a mess was left by those who were at Glastonbury of course it will all be cleaned up and the site back to normal after a huge clean up but what an example to show the world … Continue reading

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A short hill but some Memories of better weather and summers.

I was going out for a wander  today even though I was not feeling great as the hacking cough is still with me and my pals needed two cars for a drop of, I decided I would see how it … Continue reading

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July 1944 – Wellington Crash in the Mondaliaths and the very early days of RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue

July 1944 – The Early days of RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team July 1944 – With the increasing number of flying accidents in the mountains, Mountain Rescue was playing a more important part in RAF Kinloss Station activities based in … Continue reading

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29 July 1980 – Mick Hernon RIP Pic Badile – Stafford MRT. A plea “If your climbing abroad please have Insurance?”

I was in North Wales on 29 July 1980  I had seen plenty of tragedy in the mountains and learned much of the effect that personal loss brings when  we lost one of our own Mick Hernon in the Apls. … Continue reading

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A visit to Aberdeen and Insch and a wee talk for the Guides with some old pals.

Yesterday was a busy day I was off to Aberdeen to see Ashleigh in her new flat in Aberdeen it was pouring when I left home. The rest of the UK had a heatwave going! The usually busy Aberdeen road was … Continue reading

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Fathers Day thoughts.

Father day. 2017 –  Many would not believe that I had a minister as my father a “Fire and Brimstone minister” a tee – totaller.  We had a great child hood though, very little money in a big manse in … Continue reading

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