Category Archives: Local area and events to see

A visit to Aberdeen and Insch and a wee talk for the Guides with some old pals.

Yesterday was a busy day I was off to Aberdeen to see Ashleigh in her new flat in Aberdeen it was pouring when I left home. The rest of the UK had a heatwave going! The usually busy Aberdeen road was … Continue reading

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A talk in Inch Community Centre on the 19th June at 2000 all welcome donations for Inch Guides.

Monday 19 June at 2000 hours at Insch Community Centre all  welcome I am doing a wee talk for the Guides all welcome all proceeds go to the Guides.

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Dundonnell MRT – The opening their new Base at Dingwall.

Today I have been invited to be at the opening of the Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team base at Dingwall.   Dundonnell MRT cover a huge area in the North of Scotland that is sparsely populated and to have raised £185000 … Continue reading

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John Coull – Funeral information: Friday 16 th June at 1430 at Moray Crematorium by Buckie.

In Memory of John Coull Mountaineer,Skier, Expeditioner, Arctic Explorer, Skier, Sailor, technology adviser and helper to the old and young, party organiser and lover of the wild places and especially the Scottish Islands. RIP John. From the family “JC Coull … Continue reading

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Race Track or Tourist Magnet ? The North Coast 500. Any thoughts?

I write this as I head South to assist Yvette with her #RideforReuben bike ride from Oxford to John O’ Groats. We will be following B class roads and taking hopefully a sedate route and a hard 750 miles journey … Continue reading

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Carrbridge – the 300 year old pack horse bridge how many stories does it have?

Yesterday was a great day and I was off to Newtonmore for a game of golf. As I stopped to pick up my pal Tom Jones for a game of golf at Newtonmore I was as always very early so … Continue reading

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Glendessary – Sgurr Cos na Breachd – laoigh ( peak of the cave or bonny calf) and unpronounceable name.

These early starts It was up at 0500 away at 0630 and it was raining when I left to pick up Derrick the birthday boy 75 yesterday in Forres and then on to Dunphail to pick up Babs. The rain … Continue reading

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