Category Archives: Aircraft incidents

In praise Search and Rescue Dogs (SARDA) and what they did at Lockerbie.

One of the most understated group of folk I have met. SARDA ( Search and Rescue Dogs) For many years they worked alone men and women and dog on the mountains searching for lost souls. As a member of Mountain … Continue reading

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Cycle to Syracuse – The Cairns to the Castle Ride from Lockerbie to Edinburgh Castle. A few poignant thoughts before we go.

Today I travel down to Lockerbie on Saturday to join the Ride to Edinburgh Castle from Lockerbie with over 100 cyclists. The weather with some heavy rain forecast after the big storm Callum . I am part of the Cycle … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Castle interesting weather forecast for tomorrow.

EDINBURGH CASTLE – STORM CALLUM From the Cycle to Syracuse Facebook page. A yellow warning for rain is in place for Saturday 13th October, for the duration of the Cycle to Syracuse event over the southern end of the route. … Continue reading

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The Wellington aircraft crash near Geal Charn 10 December 1942 and a survivors story. The Corrour Tragedy.

Yesterday I had a lovely visit from Andrew and Karin Miller who had travelled all the way from Australia. They had been trying to get information on an aircraft crash that a relative died in during the war. He told … Continue reading

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A long day to Edinburgh – Arthur’s seat and a wonderful visit to the Scottish Parliament!

I was away in my travels again down to Edinburgh a bit blowy but the journey went well 3 and a half hours plus a break! No snow on the hills just the bracken turned brown and a big wind … Continue reading

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A wild day on the bike always learning no matter how old you are? A look at the Cycle to Syracuse Video.

I always say every winter I get a kick up the backside when I go out on my first winter day! The term “Faffing” ( not being organised) is well used by me and my pals. Gloves and maps get … Continue reading

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A long but inspiring day speaking to three Primary schools in the Lockerbie area.

I was up at 0500 from my sisters in Prestwick for the 90 mile drive to Lockerbie. It was a grand drive as the sunrise and mist of the stunning Ayrshire country welcomed Autumn and the approach of winter. I … Continue reading

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