Category Archives: Health

Ticks please be aware we are now in Tick season – Wake up to Lyme ? Wild fires ?

Ticks The last weekend I was out in the hills the last thing I was thinking about was ticks after a long winter ! Despite a thorough search I found another sheep tick again after the hill walk when I … Continue reading

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Sorry for missing John Muir Day – what a man. Tomorrow – Nan Shepherd

As I stopped the wind was wisping across the loch and the spray was soaking me at times. It was surreal with the light times but magical as well. The tree roots are amazing down by the loch worn,bent, open … Continue reading

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The Kyle railway line and some of its story! Worth a trip through some stunning scenery!

I am staying with friends in the Old railway station in Plockton on the West Coast it is a stunning location. Outside the house is the railway platform and the Station house has been converted into a stunning holiday home … Continue reading

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1976 North to South a look back in time. Ben Hope to Ben Lomond a walk on the wild side at times.

I have not got out much this winter but this is a look back when I did. Where were you 42 years ago in 1976 we had a plan, we used our leave for the full year nearly ? We … Continue reading

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Time to get out on the hills – this is a healing place.

I had a hard few weeks and with the sad outcome over of the Gibson brothers loss on the hills. It made me think of how lucky I am and yet how healing the hills can be. The photo above … 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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