Category Archives: Local area and events to see

Not a Lot Of People Know this ?

These notice boards have been in my local forest for many years. They were so ahead of there time. I was told the local Community Council put them up what a great idea and so forwarding thinking. It reads : … Continue reading

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Today I say farewell to a great pal – Ian Ramsay local Policeman, Mountain Rescuer and friend of many. Loved by his family a freinds and the local Community.

I am up at 0500 as I have a sad journey to Killin to say farewell to an old pal Ian Ramsay, Ian was one of many Policemen I knew all over the Highlands its his funeral today in Killin … Continue reading

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Clavie night – great weather and an incredible tradition. A few tales of a dog and a phone down the loo!

Last night my wee village was busy I had a few pals overs as it was Clavie Night. It’s a great night we had fun the weather was perfect with a full moon the village was mobbed. As usual my … Continue reading

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More sad news Ian Ramsay the big hearted Policeman from Crainlarich has passed away.

Sadly a great friend of Mountain Rescue Ian Ramsay passed away last week. The funeral details are below . Many in RAF MRT will have known Ian Ramsay he was the local Policeman at Crianlarich and a great local Policeman … Continue reading

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Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas.

For most of my working life I worked most Christmas for many years with the Mountain Rescue. We would be away for several days in a village hall in Newtonmore or Fort William. That made us central for call – … Continue reading

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A short day on the Cromdales. The Moray Mountaineering Club Christmas Bus meet and Dinner. A song for these hills.

I first skied ( badly) on these hill in the 70’s on a day we could not get to the winter Corries in the Cairngorms due to the snow blocking the ski road. As we were staying in Grantown for … Continue reading

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An interesting night with Clive Rowland “Wee chat” about an epic on the Ogre in Pakistan.

The Ogre – Baintha Brakk or The Ogre is a steep, craggy mountain, 7,285 metres high, in the Panmah Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram mountain range. It is located in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan: 7,285 metres: Karakoram First ascent: Doug Scott, … Continue reading

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