Category Archives: Lockerbie

Some Character – Born to live forever – Al MacLeod. If going to the Alps please ensure you have Insurance.

Big Al MacLeod I was asked for some guide books for the Alps yesterday and I mentioned Insurance to the young couple and gave them some advice of past ventures after about 20 trips to the Alps. Looking through some … Continue reading

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It’s all new to me 🚵🏼‍♀️ This Cycling game?

This cycling game is so different and at last I am back out on the bike and looking forward to some cycling over the next few days. My ribs are getting better and after 6 weeks the recovery was not … Continue reading

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A insight into a different World of Cycling and meeting two icons Mark Beaumont and Alan Hinkes of the Outdoor world.

Yesterday I travelled from Ayr through the wonderful scenery of the Galloway and Borders on my way to the Keswick Mountain Festival. I passed many of the places where my Dad and Mum took us hill walking over 50 years … Continue reading

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Some photo memories of the RAF and my time in the Mountain and Desert Rescue teams.

The Beinn Eighe Lancaster Crash  was a huge tragic event in 1951. One of the team who were there on the recovery of all the casualties. In 2011 The troops meet Joss Gosling after a great day on Beinn Eighe. … Continue reading

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Anyone got a old RAF Cold weather Parker ? The memorial to the Beinn Eighe Lancaster at RAF Lossiemouth MRT.

A plea from Mick Tighe the custodian of the Scottish Mountain Heritage Collection is looking for a RAF Cold weather parka that was issued to the RAF Mountain Rescue Teams when I started. It was a heavy bit of kit … Continue reading

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Lockerbie the Cycle to Syracuse – A great honour – to represent the Military, Mountain Rescue and SARDA.

I have been asked why the great interest in cycling here is the story of why: I have the honour to join 4 Team members from Lockerbie in a “Cycle to Syracuse” It will be a hard trip physically and … Continue reading

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Long day! A cycle in the wind and huge memories at Lockerbie.

It was a long drive to a long drive to Lockerbie for a meeting the roads were clear and I managed to make it just about 5 hours! I then had a brew and had an idea to cycle round … Continue reading

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