Category Archives: Enviroment

Special day in Galloway a place that never lets you down . Great hills few folk .

Yesterday I picked my brother up from his hotel in Ayr for a much needed day on the hills of his beloved Galloway. He lives in Bermuda and is a fit 73 year old. He misses Scotland so this was … Continue reading

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Heading to old favourites Corserine and the Rhinns of Kell with my brother for a day out. Hopefully it will clear my head.

I need a day out so tomorrow I am off to my local hills where I spent lots of time as a boy getting into the mountains. This was with my Dad and family as a very young boy and … Continue reading

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Thanks to Transport Scotland for sorting out the cycle path on the A82 near Onich Services. In Ayr with family and a few thoughts on my visit to Lockerbie.

It was great to receive these photos from my friend Susan on the work being done by Transport Scotland on the very busy A82. The photo below was of the cycle path with lots of branches and trees that could … 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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A great insight into the World of hill running! Jonny Muir – “The Mountains are Calling”

Many know my thoughts on these incredible people who run over our mountains and wild places. I was privileged to write a forward for another runner Manny Gorman who ran the Corbett a few years ago. In it I described … Continue reading

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A grand day on Carn Chhuinneag, magical hill, great paths the land of the Clearances and our sad history.

I picked my pal Babs up at Dunphail and we put our Mountain Bikes in the van and away at 0700, so it was an early start for me. I had a snag with my back years of lifting and … Continue reading

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A bit on the A82 on the Cycle path !

North Ballachulish to Corran Ferry – 3.5 miles interesting information still trying to get something done! Got a reply from Transport Scotland yesterday Hello – thank you for your message, we have passed the information to our operating company who … Continue reading

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