Category Archives: History

It was a long warm 4 hour drive yesterday to my home town of Ayr to speak at a fundraiser for Galloway MRT. My grand kids were heading home to England on the same day so I am glad my … Continue reading

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I have been invited to speak in Ayr Town Hall next Wednesday. I am speaking in tandem with a Galloway MRT a team this will mean a lot to me as over the years especially at Lockerbie where I worked … Continue reading

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A few days at Ossian Youth Hostel. The Wellington Crash on Geal Charn in the dark days of the war and the Corrour tragedy.

Set high on Rannoch Moor and surrounded by Munros, Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is only accessible by rail, bike or on foot. It’s the perfect location to get away from it all and access unspoiled natural beauty by the bucketload. … Continue reading

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32 years ago was the Wessex helicopter crash on Ben More and the tragic loss of Harry Lawrie Killin Mountain Rescue Team Leader.

Originally posted on heavywhalley:
“Lest we forget” This is a story that few will know outside the small group within Scottish Mountain Rescue. I still feel it needs retelling and how we should never take the Mountain Rescue Teams or…

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Some of The Brenva Face routes on Ben Nevis in the 70’s . Classic climbing, long Alpine climbs in a wild place of great beauty.

In my early winter climbing days I loved reading the history of the famous routes of the characters and the stories especially about the first ascents. It was incredible what was climbed with simple equipment and gear. Even in the … Continue reading

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Photos they always tell a story.

The late George Bruce my first Team Leader. George Bruce was a huge influence on me in The RAF Mountain Rescue at Kinloss. A great man and I learned so much from him. A true leader a man of character. I … Continue reading

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A bit more on the Scottish Avalanche Service – Blyth Wright, Bob Barton and Mark Diggins .

Peter White – Ex RAF MRT and Glencoe MRT “It’s come a long way. When it was first rolled out in the late 80’s I got a phone call from a certain Eric Langmuir. He spoke for five minutes before … Continue reading

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