Category Archives: Friends

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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Reflections on a trip to the Chinook Crash Memorial at the Mull Of Kintyre.

I have been sorting out my washing and gear from a great trip to The Isle of Arran and Ardgour via the Mull Of Kintyre. I was  away for over a week and it ended in in Arran with my … Continue reading

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A walk up Goatfell – Is this one of Scotland’s busiest hills? A great night in Corrie on the wonderful Isle Of Arran.

Yesterday was Arran looking at its best with waking to the sun and a little breeze, the sea the boats and you could have been in the South of France. I am staying in Lamlash and with Holy Isle as … 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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Ardgour/ Fort William and now heading for Arran via the Mull of Kintyre.

It is the rainy season and my trip to Ardgour was so wet that I never even ventured on the hill. The showers were wild as was the rain and after arriving on Thursday and leaving Sunday I only got … 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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A short afternoon climbing at Redhythe Point near Portsoy in between heavy showers.

Yesterday we had heavy showers but we had planned to meet up two pals Pete and Dan and maybe try to climb locally. It was not looking good as we had the summers heavy showers all morning. Anyway Portsoy is … Continue reading

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