Category Archives: Family

Today’s Topic – The shutting of Public Toilets all over Scotland, lack of money or lack of foresight?

Over the last few weeks I have been travelling all over Scotland and noticed a few changes. I was ill a few years ago with a bowel problem that lead to 4 operations and a need to find toilets quickly! … Continue reading

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Arran wander up Glen Rosa Cir Mor and Beinn Tarsuin.

I am in Arran to help raise funds for the Arran Mountain Festival and I am speaking along with two of the local lassies in Corrie Village Hall tonight at 1930, there will also be a BBQ run by the … Continue reading

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Arran Mountain Festival – fundraiser August

The Isle of Arran why is it so special  to me? It is a huge honour to be asked to speak in Arran about some of my adventures at the Arran Mountain Festival Lecture in August please come along and … Continue reading

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Call out on Ben Nevis in March 1990 and a great ending updated yesterday July 2017 .

There was a huge search in the mountains in the bad winter of 1990 one that kept the Mountain Rescue teams so busy, it was a sad time with many fatal accidents. As a Team Leader of RAF Kinloss Mountain … Continue reading

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The Munros an appreciation what they have meant to me!

The Munros an appreciation July 2017 The Munros 41 years on. I am looking back on the Munros days what a great way to learn about this wonderful  country, the mountains their hidden secrets , friendship on the hills and … Continue reading

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Home after an interesting few days with Outfitmoray in the Cairngorms!

Day 4 & 5 in the Cairngorms at Badaguish with Outfitmoray a local Charity and the Respite week for kids, now I need a rest! The last two days went well the kids had a great days canoeing on Loch … Continue reading

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Lovely morning in the Cairngorms.

I am down in the Cairngorms at the Badaguish Centre with Outfitmoray a local Charity for kids. We have sorted out the Accommodation at the Badaguish Centre near Glenmore and are staying in wonderful wooden chalets in the forest and today … Continue reading

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