Category Archives: Charity

My mate Andy Watkins – what a character and a fighter and the great work of the The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home

I met some wild characters in my time and when I was down in St Athans in South Wales in 1979 doing my driving course that seamed to take years. (I was not the best driver and still am not) … Continue reading

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Cairngorm coast to coast is this for you ? 20 th May 2017.

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  Thanks for a great night in Blairgowerie Tayside MRT.

Last night I did a talk for The Tayside MRT at there new base in Blairgowerie! it was an interesting night and very enjoyable! I travelled down early and visited a few friends on the way sadly there was no … Continue reading

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AGM Outfitmoray and Film Night with Moray Mountaineering Club.

Yesterday was busy of to Aberdeen to see Robyn and have lunch and a chat and the roads were fine but it was a raw cold and the hills are filling up with snow I would imagine. Then back home … Continue reading

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The impressive Steall Falls – Glen Nevis end of a busy few days and a few thoughts.

It had been a busy few days and I was still in Onich near and Jannine wanted another walk before she returns South today. The previous day was amazing as I had taken Jannine to Glencoe where she had a … Continue reading

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Looking after each other and dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and mental Illness! 

Many will know that I suffered from PTSD after Lockerbie in 1988 and at times it still effects me! I have written about it many times in my Blog and regularly hear from so many who suffer from it. It … Continue reading

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Windy  day on Quinag but a grand day out. Lots of fun in Awesome Assynt !

Yesterday I out with the Moray Mountaineering Club Bus Meet to Assynt. It was an early start but well worth the long trip starting in the dark past Ullapool dropping various parties on the way. Various hills were on the … Continue reading

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