Category Archives: Charity

Media Day in Lockerbie yesterday for Cycle to Syracuse memorial tour. Incredibly blessed to have such support from so many. Thanks to all.

Yesterday I was staying in the Borders with my pal and his wife and Lyle drove me to Lockerbie for the planned press day. We had some time and I took Lyle to the cemetery where the Lockerbie memorial is … Continue reading

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Filming in Lockerbie yesterday – trying to explain what I am trying to achieve and make people aware of PTSD and mental health.

Yesterday I took the long drive to Lockerbie 250 miles to assist with a documentary that Channel 5 are hoping to finish in mid November. It is about the Lockerbie tragedy that I was involved in 1988. I was a … Continue reading

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Garbh Coire bothy – rebuilt thank you Mountain Bothies Association! Great memories in the past and for future generations! If we look after it!

I was told that the wonderful bothy in the remote Garbh Coire was going to be rebuilt after a lot of work by the MBA to get permission from various organisations. Then the huge organisation of men/women power and the … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2018: One who did so much Gwen Moffat Guide.Mountaineer, author and pioneer well worth a read.

My inspiration was my Mum – but that is for another day. Today is International Women’s Day  and nowadays  there are so many inspirational Women  about. I give lectures and talks all over Scotland and there are so many women … Continue reading

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Great Night at Lochaber the Fort William Mountain Festival / a night in the footsteps of giants !

Yesterday I was asked to speak at the Fort William Film Festival a true honour and present Lochaber MRT with an an award for 50 years of Service! I had a busy day visiting some great folk and missed out … Continue reading

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Enjoyable chat at Hopeman then a visit a local charity Outfitmoray and a few thoughts on my struggle to write my book! 

A chat at Hopeman lovely group / a local charity Outfitmoray and a few thoughts on my struggle to write my book! I had a lovely morning yesterday talking to the ladies of the Hopeman Be Active Live Longer (BALL) … Continue reading

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Chat to local B.A.L.L Group (Be Active Live Longer). The Moray Coast stunning walking, cycling and wildlife. Not to be rushed.

Now and again I am privileged to talk to local groups and today this morning I am speaking to the B.A.L.L Group at Hopeman. They are usually good fun and it is great to pass on the message of the … Continue reading

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