Category Archives: Family

75 years of RAF Mountain Rescue. Thanks for the feedback on the piece on Village Halls. The Duty cook! Everyone had to do it.

Village Hall feedback from Mark Hartree  – Inverailort castle was my most memorable place with a quite interesting host in Mrs Cameron Head. It had a post office that she ran and generally smelt of cat pee. I had a … Continue reading

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Jenny Graham 3000 miles done – half way to China on her round the World record attempt.

From the  adventuresynd Jenny is now half way to China 💥 with over 3000miles in the bag! Sacrificed 1/2 a day in going back to daytime riding but on track for the flight out of Beijing on 19th July 🚴🚴🚴 … Continue reading

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The Re – dedication of the Lancaster Propeller Memorial at RAF Lossiemouth.

Yesterday a group were present at RAF Lossiemouth for a re dedication of the memorial of the Lancaster Crash on Beinn Eighe in 1951 . It was great to have Joss Gosling who was on the call – out and … Continue reading

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A journey to the past and a look at the future and the drive of a bold young mountaineer Uisdean Hawthorn

Yesterday I had an easy drive to Newburgh near Aberdeen to do a talk with Uisdean Hawthorn one of Scotland’s incredible young mountaineers. I had been asked to speak with Uisdean to a group of Explorer Scouts who were fundraising for … Continue reading

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A few thoughts after the Celtman after a great two days. Mountain Extremes talk Thursday 21 st June.

After a long day supporting the Celtman Extreme Triathlon in Torridon  and meeting so many wonderful folk I was pretty tired, it was my first day out for a while it was cold and wet for a lot of the … Continue reading

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Fathers Day – Thanks Dad.

Father day. –  Many would not believe that I had a minister as my father a “Fire and Brimstone minister” a tee – totaller. I looking back had a great child hood though, though we had very little money in … Continue reading

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A look back at the Ayr Advertiser Walk 1965 / 1967!

From the age of 11 as a young boy I did the Ayr Advertiser Walk this was race walking (big in the 60,s )and it started in Ayr from Ayr Grammar School and went over the local Carrick Hills. The … Continue reading

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