Category Archives: Books

Channel 5 at 2100 : Planes that won the war The Lancaster a piece on Lancaster crash on Beinn Eighe.

I did some filming a few years ago for this program assisted by Torridon MRT . It has been out on hold as COVID hit. It will probably be a small part in the program but it was a stunning … Continue reading

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The Cromdales and a visit to the crash site of a RAF Armstrong Whitworth Whitley, Carn a’ Ghille Chearr, 710 metres Cromdale Hills.

I have visited the Cromdales a few times mainly on the odd winter course when we skied from Grantown on Spey. This was due to heavy snow at various years stopping us going to the Cairngorms. Yet I have never … Continue reading

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An Teallach memories. Recent and Past.

An Teallach – to see it’s jagged profile in the distance makes any mountaineer want to reach its summits. This to me is best seen from “Destitution Road” the A832 which has a sad history built during a time of … Continue reading

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Day 3 Colonsay -The Strand

Today was another day with Islay the collie. Ksllie was away on her last day of bee keeping . Last nights night we watched A Sherlock Holmes film involving Bees! The weather again was superb so we were away for … Continue reading

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The mystery of the Wellington aircraft crash on the Island of Soay near St Kilda.

SOAY CRASH INVESTIGATION. Continue reading

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Short Sunderland 111 ML858 Crash – St Kilda – 7 June 1944 – A visit in May 2022.

The Sunderland aircraft crashed on a navigation exercise from a flight out of Oban. I have been very fortunate to visit this sad Crash site on the remote Island of St Kilda on two occasions in 2014 and May 2020. … Continue reading

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Mountain Accidents – men and women,

There was a piece in the paper about mountain accidents concerning men and women on the hills. Things have changed andcIt’s great to see so many lassies out and about. In the past it stemmed the mountaineering majority was mainly … Continue reading

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Climbing the Corbett’s it’s taken 65 years to complete. Thanks for all the fun and companionship.

What is a Corbett? Corbetts are Scottish mountains over 2,500 feet (762 metres) and under 3,000 feet (914.4 metres), with a drop of a least 500 feet (152 metres) between each listed hill and any adjacent higher one. There are … Continue reading

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Books – The Fox of Glencoe – from the Scottish Mountain Press.voted outdoor book of the year in 2021 TGO awards.

SMT – “It was fantastic to begin the New Year with the news that MacInnes: The Fox of Glencoe had been voted ‘Outdoor book of the year’ in the 2021 TGO reader awards. Winning the gold accolade in this category … Continue reading

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Off to do a talk on “Well – Being”. A extremely important subject for all the emergency services .

I am off to chat to some Emergency Agencies on Well – Being. I hope a few will take away some tips on dealing with a subject not often spoken about being part of being in an Emergency Service. In … Continue reading

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