Category Archives: Health

Toilets ? They are a basic need ? Now sadly how each Community is now paying and looking after them.

Many will notice public toilets are being closed due to lack of money as one who travels all over Scotland I have noticed this and have been thankful to find some still open, thank you Nairn. My friend on the … Continue reading

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Over West a few thoughts on the incredible Celtman.

It was magic to be over the West and catch up with a few pals. I met David Glebe who was supporting Chris Watson in the Celtman race. Swim 3. 4 k cycle 200 k and run over 45k and … Continue reading

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Should mountaineers still be on Everest and other big mountains and using Oxygen as local folk are dying due to Covid. Comments welcome !

I have read a lot recently and my heart bleeds for the many who have died of Covid in India, Nepal and Pakistan. Yet it is amazing that there are still many expeditions out climbing the big peaks! Is this … Continue reading

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Mental Awareness Week.

In my early days on Mountain Rescue there was little awareness of the effect on mental health. It was a taboo subject which I hope I fought to raise the profile. It was hard going in the 80’s and I … Continue reading

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Poo in the Wild places ! what can we do about it? What a mess we found yesterday.

I was over in the West and my friend and I took her dog for a walk near Sheildaig. Despite the fire risk and two signs some stupid folk had a fire in the forest. Crazy as this must have … Continue reading

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The weather is changing again . Another lovely day in the West.

It looks like we are going to get some rain this week the ground needs it. Everything is so dry but it’s been a lovely few days in the sun after a long winter. ☀️ As I said there are … Continue reading

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Please be careful in the sun. Sun damage is serious.

It was very hot yesterday on the hills you have to be careful in the sun. I learned the hard way in the 70’ after 9 months Desert Rescue in Masirah in the Persian Gulf. This was the early 70,s … Continue reading

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Ben Lui – Conish the Gold Mine and the Eas Anie waterfall and the ice climber alert !

I have been watching on BBC Scotland “Gold Town “ is about the mining for Gold near Tyndrum and the Gold mine near Conish Farm just below Ben Lui . The mine is actually on Beinn Chuirn 880 metres and … Continue reading

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Mountaineering Scotland – Tick Prevention week.

Ticks have been with us for years and it’s worth reminding those who love the wild places about them. I have known of several well known mountaineers who have been severely effected by ticks. It’s well worth reminding yourself and … Continue reading

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Covid a year on . A Wee local walk – Take time to sit, listen and stare.

This time last year the world changed. I was getting out on my bike not far taking my lunch and sitting by the sea. A year later I am walking the same area but not cycling due to an injury … Continue reading

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