Category Archives: Flora

Plockton on the West Coast two great days with special folk. Thanks

I have been over in Plockton again staying in the wonderful Station House at the railway station. My hosts were an old pal Lyle and Judy Brotherton and Byron the dog! The Old Station is now converted into a holiday … Continue reading

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Still looking for photos and stories of Ted Atkins for the Celebration of his life in Arran Great to have taken photos all my time in hills.

I am amazed at the photos I have received from pals on Ted Atkins . Ted was never camera shy and there must be so many great undiscovered gems about! Thanks and please keep them coming. The photo below is … Continue reading

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Make time for your friends and those you love it’s so important! Cycling tops update .

I am in the Borders visiting a dear pal and his wife he is recovering from major surgery. I travelled late afternoon and had the joy of Edinburgh rush hour on the city l pass. Living up North we are … Continue reading

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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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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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Ben More – Crianlarich a poignant day a visit with a daughter of the Crew of the Viscount Aircraft that crashed in the winter of 1973.

Yesterday was a great day as I was planning a hill at last. I stopped at Elma’s In Crianlarich early and dropped of the usual-food parcel. Elma has been a true friend of RAF MRT for 40 years. Her son … Continue reading

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Your never to old to learn or fall off a bike / a journey of pain and incompetence!

This new game of cycling is hard going especially for a mechanically dyslexic person like me! I went to see my mate Kenny who was my Deputy in the RAF MRT and then became my Team Leader! He is a … Continue reading

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