Category Archives: Local area and events to see

The rivers are in spate be aware – As always Nature rules and respect the weather. There will always be another day?

River Awareness Two of my friends recently very experienced mountaineers  who I spoke to this week have had snags with rivers and the rain is still falling with today a break and then more rain for the weekend. One pal … Continue reading

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The sun comes out at Plockton and all is fun.

I had another good day at Plockton on the West Coast the sun was out and we enjoyed places I had missed in the past. So much time has been spent in the high hills it’s great to see the … Continue reading

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A long day to Edinburgh – Arthur’s seat and a wonderful visit to the Scottish Parliament!

I was away in my travels again down to Edinburgh a bit blowy but the journey went well 3 and a half hours plus a break! No snow on the hills just the bracken turned brown and a big wind … Continue reading

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A big day in Fisherfield and an unplanned night in the bothy at Shenevall

In the early 80’s I was into big days on the hills. In Mountain Rescue we trained hard for the inevitable call out after a long day on the hill or after work! To get fit we pushed out the … Continue reading

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A wild day on the bike always learning no matter how old you are? A look at the Cycle to Syracuse Video.

I always say every winter I get a kick up the backside when I go out on my first winter day! The term “Faffing” ( not being organised) is well used by me and my pals. Gloves and maps get … Continue reading

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An update on what is planned for the Celebration of Ted Atkins Life – Sat 20 th Oct in Brodick the Isle of Arran .

This is from Shona and Lewis. “Just wanted to give people an update on what is planned for the Celebration of Ted’s life. The church service will be in Brodick church at 2pm, will be conducted by my Dad, and … Continue reading

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Media Day in Lockerbie yesterday for Cycle to Syracuse memorial tour. Incredibly blessed to have such support from so many. Thanks to all.

Yesterday I was staying in the Borders with my pal and his wife and Lyle drove me to Lockerbie for the planned press day. We had some time and I took Lyle to the cemetery where the Lockerbie memorial is … Continue reading

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