Category Archives: Enviroment

A past visit to the An Lurg Wellington Crash site near Bynack Mor in the Cairngorms.

The Cairngorms are a wonderful place and apart from the well tramped Munros and superb climbs there are places of great wildness and the area is full of tales and secrets. During the war there was a huge military presence … Continue reading

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Today’s Topic – The shutting of Public Toilets all over Scotland, lack of money or lack of foresight?

Over the last few weeks I have been travelling all over Scotland and noticed a few changes. I was ill a few years ago with a bowel problem that lead to 4 operations and a need to find toilets quickly! … Continue reading

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Arran wander up Glen Rosa Cir Mor and Beinn Tarsuin.

I am in Arran to help raise funds for the Arran Mountain Festival and I am speaking along with two of the local lassies in Corrie Village Hall tonight at 1930, there will also be a BBQ run by the … Continue reading

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Arran Mountain Festival – fundraiser August

The Isle of Arran why is it so special  to me? It is a huge honour to be asked to speak in Arran about some of my adventures at the Arran Mountain Festival Lecture in August please come along and … 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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Ardgour a land of mystery the USA Voodoo Aircraft crash in 1964

I am heading for Ardgour tomorrow before I head to Arran for a few days with the Moray Mountaineering Club.  The weather looks not great and I was wanting to climb some of the Corbetts I have left to do … Continue reading

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A short afternoon climbing at Redhythe Point near Portsoy in between heavy showers.

Yesterday we had heavy showers but we had planned to meet up two pals Pete and Dan and maybe try to climb locally. It was not looking good as we had the summers heavy showers all morning. Anyway Portsoy is … Continue reading

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