Monthly Archives: December 2018

Morvich Kintail for the West Coast for New year.

We watched the weather forecast for our trip to Morvich on the West Coast with the Moray Mountaineering club for their New Year Meet. I took a pal Dianne with us and we stopped to pick up some food in … Continue reading

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A Kintail tragedy many years ago at New Year 1960 that we can learn from !

106-3/60 4-5/01/60 Kintail Search for missing hill walker.  Not found due to heavy snowfalls. Huge search  Found in Sept 1962 in Glean Fhada- Fatal It is amazing how little you know about the local hills you love  and their tales … Continue reading

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Good pals a grand book “Scotland’s Mountain with one Axe” and watch “Roads less travelled” tonight BBC2 at 1830 .

Yesterday I had a few visitors and great craik my great pal John Cosgrove who put my bike back on the rollers for the winter so I can train. John says he has visions of me going through the wall … Continue reading

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Unsung Lockerbie : A snapshot of what Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team did at Lockerbie.

I have been given permission to publish this account of what Tweed Valley MRT did at the Lockerbie tragedy on December 21 st 1988. I was privileged to work with them as they were the one of the local teams. … Continue reading

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Burghead Boxing Day Swim – today at 1430 – Come early it gets busy/q

Today is the Annual Burghead Swim where so many give up boxing day swim in the harbour at Burghead. Its a great fun event and all for a good cause. Sorry Kev Important points to note; early registration will NOT … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas to all.

Just to wish everyone a Happy Christmas just going to take it easy after my crazy year. 1996 Ben Nevis hill day. Some great troops here. Sadly Dean Singleton no longer with us. Often the Mountain Rescue would be in … Continue reading

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Photos they always tell a story.

The late George Bruce my first Team Leader.¬†George Bruce was a huge influence on me in The RAF Mountain Rescue at Kinloss. A great man and I learned so much from him. A true leader a man of character. I … Continue reading

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