Category Archives: Islands

What do we love about Mountains and wild places.

I get asked so often “why do you go on the mountains often by folk. A day on the hills would be the last thing that some would want to do. “There is the well known reply “because it’s there” … Continue reading

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Another Island memory – Rum

I wrote a few blogs about visits to the Islands mostly on call -outs this was a classic Island tale after a long day on the hill , a call -out, wild midges and a post office party awaiting a … Continue reading

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What is your favourite Island?

There is something special about getting a ferry to an Island, it is always to me a magical experience, especially if the Island has mountains on it. I love being surrounded by the sea and the smell of the sea, … Continue reading

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Early Social Distancing – Strathfarrar, An Teallach memories.

When I was at RAF Leuchars as the Mountain Rescue Team Leader I used to raid the far North of Scotland (that was RAF Kinloss MRT Area) We had many great weekend. Sadly it took a bit of convincing the … Continue reading

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Interesting day on the Prow – Blaven Skye, fancy dress and a call – out.

I was out for another weekends training at Kintail on the West Coast with the RAF Mountain Rescue Team from RAF Leuchars in Fife. The weather was great so we planned to get a climb in Skye just over the … Continue reading

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The Shackleton Crash Isle of Harris.

I wondered if I should write this blog today but felt I had to. It’s a hard time for everyone especially for family and friends of the crew. Also it’s week 4 of the virus and huge changes in the … Continue reading

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It’s the little things that matter. A memory of the Island of Eigg 2016.

Most days I catch up with my Grandchildren (they are down South) how I miss them. These are strange times we are in. Thank goodness for modern technology where we can keep in touch. It’s the same with my sister … Continue reading

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Rum , Atlantic Corrie, Manx Shearwaters and a Call -out.

1997  – Another  Rum Callout .  8 Jun 97 Isle of Rum After a long day on the hill just as we were leaving Skye. Injured bird watcher .). Technical carry out of casualty with head injuries and dislocated shoulder.  … Continue reading

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Skye – A few memories.

In my early days as of now the mountains of Skye was a mystical place. I had joined the Kinloss MRT in 1972 and in these days it was a good 5 hour journey from our Base in Morayshire. There … Continue reading

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