Category Archives: Enviroment

Toilets ? They are a basic need ? Now sadly how each Community is now paying and looking after them.

Many will notice public toilets are being closed due to lack of money as one who travels all over Scotland I have noticed this and have been thankful to find some still open, thank you Nairn. My friend on the … Continue reading

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Over West a few thoughts on the incredible Celtman.

It was magic to be over the West and catch up with a few pals. I met David Glebe who was supporting Chris Watson in the Celtman race. Swim 3. 4 k cycle 200 k and run over 45k and … Continue reading

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Great days in the Cairngorms / Talisman Clean Sweep and Savage Slit. Plus a sandwich !

It’s a clear as yesterday! We were at the disco in Aviemore with the team it was a great night as they were (early 80’s ) Al Macleod wanted a big day on the rock and I was trying to … Continue reading

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A cycle- lots of pushing up hills and feeling old. Yet a great day out in Strath Vaich and a struggle up the Corbett Carn Ban. Time for an ebike ?

Sadly I had to pull out of taking a friend John and his son up Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis . I have been really lacking energy and very tired recently. I feel I let John and his son … Continue reading

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Some old memories. Sou Wester Slabs, Ardverikie Wall. Classics in every way.

I have just been going through some old photos and scanning some. The memories come back. Look at the blue sky on Cir Mhor and is a classic. Where is the Blue skies these days. It reminds me of the … Continue reading

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Everest 20 years on ! A few thoughts.

I saw this written by a friend: “Happy Anniversary to all involved. I’d not been on MR long when they got back from Everest and I went to the lecture they did at Kinloss in the mess. It was inspirational … Continue reading

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What was the first time you saw climbers on a big cliff. Cir Mhor Arran.

My friend in Arran Kirsty Smith @KirstieSArran put up a great black and white photo of Cir Mhor in Arran it is so thought provoking . It brought back great memories I was only about 10 and had a day … Continue reading

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Covid Blues?

I am so lucky I live in Moray with so much on my doorstep. I have the sea the forest and grand walks and cycles all on my doorstep. Sadly we have to stay in Level 3 for a bit … Continue reading

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A word of caution .

As I travelled to the Islands last weekend I saw Ben Nevis looking superb and covered in snow. It came as a reminder that the winter is still with us . I still carried my ice axe late into May … Continue reading

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Colonsay – The Whale sculpture.

I listen to the news that so many folk want to go abroad for a holiday yet in Scotland there is so much to see. How many miss out ? I was very lucky to get a break with my … Continue reading

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