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Over the Bridge to Skye on the bike and seeing the Wind – Farm Blades being transported. No hills but a lovely day of seeing the sea the hills and the lighthouse getting painted! All from the bike.

It was away early as we had to be out of our incredible accommodation in Plockton early and Judy and Lyle were heading home to the Borders. I decided to have a short cycle I had not been out on … Continue reading

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Last day in Plockton, the West at its best! A sailing trip in the bay. Some local tales, great food and company music poetry and a sunset! Just what was needed after a long winter!

The last full day of a super trip with two great friends to Plockton! I was awakened by the 0630 train we are living in the the Old Station House at Plockton. It was then a leisurely cooked breakfast and … Continue reading

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Ben Tee – “The Fairy hillock” what a stunning day, and grand views all day,

Ben Tee is a prominent Corbett, visible from many points along the Great Glen and Glen Garry, and makes a fine, wide ranging viewpoint. That is the guide book description of this hill. I was out with the Moray Mountaineering … Continue reading

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The RAF 100 years old today – Happy Birthday!

I was very privileged to spend nearly 37 years in the RAF. I do a bit of public speaking and one of the first Questions I get asked is “how did you manage to stay in the RAF that long”? … Continue reading

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Anyone got a old RAF Cold weather Parker ? The memorial to the Beinn Eighe Lancaster at RAF Lossiemouth MRT.

A plea from Mick Tighe the custodian of the Scottish Mountain Heritage Collection is looking for a RAF Cold weather parka that was issued to the RAF Mountain Rescue Teams when I started. It was a heavy bit of kit … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring – It’s still winter on the hills and golfing memories on the “Moray Med”at Hopeman Golf Club.

Spring is coming but still snow forecast for the Easter period on the high ground where it is still winter especially in the highlands. Yesterday I managed a game of golf with the Seniors at Hopeman, we play every Wednesday. … Continue reading

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The Beinn Eighe Lancaster Memorial at RAF Lossiemouth.

It’s getting there ! Many thanks superb work from Kinloss Engineers who are rebuilding the Memorial at RAF Lossiemouth near the Lossiemouth Mountain Rescue Section. The old Memorial was at RAF Kinloss but has been moved and will be a … Continue reading

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