Category Archives: History

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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Meeting the RAF boys and A limited time but the wander into the winter wonderland of the Coire of the Snows was incredible. Please be aware of the Avalanche Reports!

Yesterday was catching up and then a quick wander into the Cairngorms to see if we could catch up with the RAF Winter Course. We did not leave till after 1300 but in my good mate Dan’s car we were … Continue reading

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A hard day on the back of Beinn Liath Mhor a few thoughts a day hard day physically and mentally? A huge thanks to Torridon MRT.

I was staying at Gerry’s Hostel right next to Achnachellach Station snow had fallen during the night only a smattering but the weather was a little warmer. I was planning to go in to the back of Beinn Liath Mor … Continue reading

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Heading to Ballater tomorrow. Lochnagar – the lure of a magic place and Memories.

I had originally planned the New Year at Glen Feshie but there was a mix up with the bothy so a few of us are of to Ballater tomorrow for the New Year. Many have plans but I am still … Continue reading

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Thanks all for a good night at Dumbarton for the Mountain Aid Talk – tonight talk at Kilmarnock at the Caprington Golf Club.

I left Moray in poor weather yesterday it was sleeting as I was heading for Dumbarton about 200 miles away for a Mountain Talk I am doing for the Charity Mountain Aid. It is a serious of talks for the … Continue reading

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RAF Kinloss MRT Incidents 1965 – 1969 “The Golden Years of SAR”

    As mentioned in the previous blog these were ever changing times huge advances in ability in climbing due to improvements in gear and this also included Mountain Rescue equipment. The Fox of Glencoe ” Hamish MacInnes had developed … Continue reading

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The art of getting old – ungracefully!

  Yesterday I applied for my OAP ( yes I am that old now) yes you have to apply for it that was news to me. It was pretty easy in the end and the results soon should be a … Continue reading

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