Monthly Archives: March 2018

Anyone got a old RAF Cold weather Parker ? The memorial to the Beinn Eighe Lancaster at RAF Lossiemouth MRT.

A plea from Mick Tighe the custodian of the Scottish Mountain Heritage Collection is looking for a RAF Cold weather parka that was issued to the RAF Mountain Rescue Teams when I started. It was a heavy bit of kit … Continue reading

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Lockerbie the Cycle to Syracuse – A great honour – to represent the Military, Mountain Rescue and SARDA.

I have been asked why the great interest in cycling here is the story of why: I have the honour to join 4 Team members from Lockerbie in a “Cycle to Syracuse” It will be a hard trip physically and … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring – It’s still winter on the hills and golfing memories on the “Moray Med”at Hopeman Golf Club.

Spring is coming but still snow forecast for the Easter period on the high ground where it is still winter especially in the highlands. Yesterday I managed a game of golf with the Seniors at Hopeman, we play every Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Missing Walker located by Mountain Rescue Teams. A few thoughts and grateful thanks to those involved.k

From BBC Scotland – Yesterday –  “The body of a man who went missing with his brother on a hillwalking trip in the Highlands on 8 February has been found. Neil and Alan Gibson failed to return from a walk … Continue reading

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Navigation – busy Cairngorm MRT over the last few days.

Yesterday my mate drove up from the Borders Lyle Brotherton a good friend since I met him in the USA in 2008. He had a bit of a wild drive but was on great form. Arriving in the middle of … Continue reading

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Lovely Cycle to Loch Ness with pals – cycle paths any thoughts ?

I am on a mission to find some transport after my car disaster. At present I have a hired van that is great as my bike fits in it. I went into Inverness to look for transport it was frightening … Continue reading

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Health is Wealth – well being and mental Health!

I was just looking through a few photos from 3 years ago I was pretty ill with a bowel problem! I was really struggling and the 4 th operation I was so worried that it may not have been successful! … Continue reading

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