Category Archives: Enviroment

#takithame – Rubbish left in another wonderful area.

This was from a pal Ron Walker and Fiona Chappel after a day on the hills in the wonderful Sgur Ruadh area. This is a wonderful area with incredible scenery, great stalking paths, wild life and so many mountains, Munros … Continue reading

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Where to go ?

Toilet matters – some loos may be closed what do you do on the hill? www. Mountaineering Scotland “Avoid causing pollution by urinating at least 30 m away from open water/rivers/streams and burying solid waste as far as possible from … Continue reading

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Looking back today on the last 100 days there have been some interesting thoughts that are in my head.

Lots of emotions and thoughts over the last 100 days. Sadness. At first there was great sadness as my grand kids moved South. I was so used to seeing them regularly that hurt. I did fear for the future for … Continue reading

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Great days in Applecross.

Sword of Gideon VS 4c – Beleach Na Ba Applecross/ Cioch Nose This is a Tom Patey classic climb Sword of Gideon. It’s a mountain route at VS and is rather unusual for Scotland as it is at an altitude … Continue reading

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Hillwalkers and climbers across Scotland have been delighted at news that the ‘stay local’ travel restriction for leisure and recreation is to be lifted from 3rd July.

Mountaineering Scotland has welcomed the lifting of the restriction, announced by the First Minister today. Stuart Younie, Chief Executive Officer of the organisation which represents almost 15,000 walkers and climbers, and acts as a voice for the sector in Scotland, … Continue reading

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Update – Sculpture of Collie & Mackenzie. Skye

It’s taken 17years, but final preparations are underway at Sligachan for the sculpture of Collie & Mackenzie.The unveiling date was scheduled for September and after a lot of uncertainty with the onset of the pandemic,we are pleased to say that … Continue reading

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Save our National Trust Rangers.

NTS cares for some of the most spectacular mountains in Scotland, including 46 Munros. From the Horns of Alligin to Ben Macdui, from the Five Sisters of Kintail to the Aonach Eagach, these are places to stir your soul and … Continue reading

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Looking after the planet? Tak it hame

I am out in my local area every day during the lock down and enjoying the beach and my local forest, there are so many bike trails and walks enjoyed by all. Why are some of the folk throwing away … Continue reading

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Early Social Distancing – Strathfarrar, An Teallach memories.

When I was at RAF Leuchars as the Mountain Rescue Team Leader I used to raid the far North of Scotland (that was RAF Kinloss MRT Area) We had many great weekend. Sadly it took a bit of convincing the … Continue reading

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Looking back on a strange few months.

It’s been a long time since I was on the hills but though I miss them so much my bike has been such a great pal over the last few months. I have mentioned before that when the tides allow … Continue reading

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