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About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.

Not a Lot Of People Know this ?

These notice boards have been in my local forest for many years. They were so ahead of there time. I was told the local Community Council put them up what a great idea and so forwarding thinking. It reads : … Continue reading

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Compensation payments to Wind Farms?

Last night there was an interesting piece on BBC Scotland. I have been interested in the Wind farm and renewables debate it’s a very debatable subject for many and interesting to see the reaction by many of both sides of … Continue reading

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Some Great comments about the power of the Wind from yesterdays Blog. "Mountain Mishaps" we can all learn from them.

Thank you for the many comments on my piece on the power of the wind in the Mountains. Nowadays forecasts are very accurate and we have far more information on the weather and what to expect. Many of us still … Continue reading

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Big Ian Ramsay – Family man – Our friendly Polis, Killin MRT and friend of many.

Yesterday was a long day and I was up at 0500 for the funeral of my good pal Ian Ramsay. Ian was the local Policeman at Crainlarich who I got to know over many years. I was asked by the … Continue reading

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Today I say farewell to a great pal – Ian Ramsay local Policeman, Mountain Rescuer and friend of many. Loved by his family a freinds and the local Community.

I am up at 0500 as I have a sad journey to Killin to say farewell to an old pal Ian Ramsay, Ian was one of many Policemen I knew all over the Highlands its his funeral today in Killin … Continue reading

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Know when to turn back on the hills especially in the wind and in winter !

During your journey keep 4 important factors in mind. I often get asked about the hills in winter and this winter at present has been mixed. It is so important not to judge your winter hill days by the Summer … Continue reading

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Clavie night – great weather and an incredible tradition. A few tales of a dog and a phone down the loo!

Last night my wee village was busy I had a few pals overs as it was Clavie Night. It’s a great night we had fun the weather was perfect with a full moon the village was mobbed. As usual my … Continue reading

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