Category Archives: Local area and events to see

The Baden Powell Award a special heart warming night in Beith.

Yesterday was a special day for my nephews daughter Beth she was awarded the Baden Powell Award for Guides In Beith surrounded by her family and friends. I was honoured to be asked to present this to her and speak … Continue reading

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Mixed emotions

I was supposed to be at Newtonmore for the weekend and drove down after a hospital appointment in the snow across the Dava Moor. I was going to be out with my club the Moray Mountaineers. We were staying at … Continue reading

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A busy Clavie Night.

  Last night my village filled up with people as it was the Annual burning of the Clavie to celebrate the New Year. The place was busy with the crowds and the weather was fine. I had a few visitors … Continue reading

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Its Clavie Night in Burghead – come early wear old clothes. Starts at 1800.

Clavie 11 Jan 2018.   Tonight   is Clavie night in Burghead (The Broch)and the town will be busy as many come and see this annual fire festival to celebrate the Pictish New Year! The village doubles to twice the size … Continue reading

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Short walk in the Cairngorms.

Yesterday I met up with two pals and had a short walk in the Cairngorms. The weather was a bit misty and cold a little snow but ice in places. It’s a bare looking Cairngorm you just now. Yet winter … Continue reading

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Good pals a grand book “Scotland’s Mountain with one Axe” and watch “Roads less travelled” tonight BBC2 at 1830 .

Yesterday I had a few visitors and great craik my great pal John Cosgrove who put my bike back on the rollers for the winter so I can train. John says he has visions of me going through the wall … Continue reading

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Burghead Boxing Day Swim – today at 1430 – Come early it gets busy/q

Today is the Annual Burghead Swim where so many give up boxing day swim in the harbour at Burghead. Its a great fun event and all for a good cause. Sorry Kev Important points to note; early registration will NOT … Continue reading

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