Category Archives: Local area and events to see

Interest in Lockerbie after my piece on a visit last week. The tragedy of Servicemen taking their own lives years after conflict. Heading North after another visit to Endura in Livingston.

The Lockerbie window Yesterday I was interviewed about the Lockerbie tragedy in Ayr by the BBC . It was another hard piece to talk about but at least it is done and we will see what happens. It is terrible … Continue reading

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Half way round the World cycle – 9048 miles unsupported Jenny Graham.

. Yesterday was great to hear that Jenny is now half way round the World and going well despite the weather. She is in Australia and still despite 56 days on the bike. I hope she stays safe and the … Continue reading

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Cycling – a great quote ! Mink in Ayr ?

My sister and I were walking along Prestwick Esplanade when I saw this sign: “When the spirits are low when the day appears dark when the work becomes monotonous when Hope seems hardly worth having just mount a bicycle and … Continue reading

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Special day in Galloway a place that never lets you down . Great hills few folk .

Yesterday I picked my brother up from his hotel in Ayr for a much needed day on the hills of his beloved Galloway. He lives in Bermuda and is a fit 73 year old. He misses Scotland so this was … Continue reading

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Heading to old favourites Corserine and the Rhinns of Kell with my brother for a day out. Hopefully it will clear my head.

I need a day out so tomorrow I am off to my local hills where I spent lots of time as a boy getting into the mountains. This was with my Dad and family as a very young boy and … Continue reading

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Heading out on the hill Carn Chuinneag. Near Bonar Bridge. A hill and Glen with a sad history of the Clearances.

I am of with a pal to hopefully climb Carn Chuinneag at 838 metres is @the hill of the Churn@.I have done this Corbett in the past in June 2011 it was an enjoyable day. It is a a hill … Continue reading

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A bit on the A82 on the Cycle path !

North Ballachulish to Corran Ferry – 3.5 miles interesting information still trying to get something done! Got a reply from Transport Scotland yesterday Hello – thank you for your message, we have passed the information to our operating company who … Continue reading

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