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Spey Bay a wander a chat to the B.A.L.L Group and a forgotten airfield where 70 airmen lost their lives

My local area never seems to amaze me, yesterday was a superb day after a few days of storms but I missed my weekly gold to give a chat at Spey Bay about 20 miles away. I was speaking to … Continue reading

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Highland Scrambles South, back on the shelves! Think – Tip,tap Test!

From the Scottish Mountain Trust – As some of you will know, following a couple of incidents in the Cairngorms, we took the step of temporarily stopping distribution of Highland Scrambles South. We’re pleased to tell you that the book … Continue reading

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Killin MRT 50 th Anniversary Ceilidh. Thanking not only the Team member’s but the partners and families that support them.

Saturday – It was a needed break after the hill in the afternoon and then head out from the Coach House Hotel in Killin to the McLaren Hall.It was only a short walk and I arrived early to check what was needed … Continue reading

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50 years service by Killin Mountain Rescue Team a celebration.

This Saturday I will be with my great pals Killin Mountain Rescue Team on a party at the MaClaren Hall Killin to celebrate the 50 th Anniversary.  I have been invited to speak to the team family friends and supporters … Continue reading

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To see nature one must open your eyes. Looking after the land/sea for the future generations?

In my many years on the hills and wild places it took so long to start looking about on the hills for the wildlife and the flora and also the access that we have on our hills, that we take … Continue reading

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A walk up Goatfell – Is this one of Scotland’s busiest hills? A great night in Corrie on the wonderful Isle Of Arran.

Yesterday was Arran looking at its best with waking to the sun and a little breeze, the sea the boats and you could have been in the South of France. I am staying in Lamlash and with Holy Isle as … Continue reading

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Ardgour/ Fort William and now heading for Arran via the Mull of Kintyre.

It is the rainy season and my trip to Ardgour was so wet that I never even ventured on the hill. The showers were wild as was the rain and after arriving on Thursday and leaving Sunday I only got … Continue reading

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