Category Archives: Islands

Dog sitting – Back from the West my pal Islay for a few days. Plans for the New Year? “So much to do so little time “

It was very wet over in the West but we had a quite New Year we got lots of driving rain. The rivers are very high and the great peaks snow less. It was a long drive back until I … Continue reading

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The Munro Tops – some classic days especially with a dog !

There are 227 subsidiary summits over 3,000ft in Scotland, but which aren’t included in the main Munros list. First published by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891. Munro Tops are considered to be a subsidary top of a nearby Munro. I … Continue reading

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Sea King Helicopter Memories.

My first memory of the. Seaking was getting dropped of on Ben a Bhuird for winter climbing in the late 70’s. After being so used to the Wessex it was so big and we could get many more on the … Continue reading

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Kinloch Castle up for sale on Rum!

Sorry no blogs as I was over on the West Coast and the internet was down. It’s sorted now ! I see Kinloch Castle is up for sale on the Island of Rum. I have great memories of the Island. … Continue reading

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End of a few days in Arran Cir Mhor via the Saddle and a “dook “ in Glen Rosa.

This was our last full day on Arran we were away early to Glen Rosa for a wander up Cir Mhor a grand hill from the Saddle. It was very warm and Glen Rosa means so much to both of … Continue reading

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A short visit to Ayr and at last a trip to Arran. Looking forward to a good few days.

It was great to see family in Ayr and visit old haunts but it was a short visit as I was heading for Arran in the afternoon. I left the car in Ayr and got the train to Ardrossan the … Continue reading

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Slowing down? It means more time to look around away from the hills. A visit to “Ring of Bright Water country” to ease the legs. Ticks be aware !

I find nowadays that after a day on the hill I enjoy a “recovery wander” in the local area if I am away from home. I was at Arnisdale this weekend on Beinn Sgreathill and we had to be in … Continue reading

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A stunning day on Beinn Sgritheall one of the continuously steep Munros.

I had been asked by my friend Kalie to come on a “Last Munro party” of one of her pals to Arnisdale to climb Beinn Sgritheall. It’s a big hill that dominates the village and from here you can see … Continue reading

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Arran memories of climbers on a big cliff. Cir Mor Isle of Arran. Swimming in the Rosa Burn and a few classic climbs.

My friend in Arran put up a great black and white photo of Cir Mor a few months ago. It brought back so many memories of my childhood days in Arran I was only about 10 and had a day … Continue reading

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Covid Blues?

I am so lucky I live in Moray with so much on my doorstep. I have the sea the forest and grand walks and cycles all on my doorstep. Sadly we have to stay in Level 3 for a bit … Continue reading

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