Category Archives: Lockerbie

The Stress bottle – before counselling?

Most years sadly we assisted many Mountain Rescue Teams with taking fatal casualties of the mountains. I do know it effected me over the years. Yet in these days it was just get on with it. At time’s despite your … Continue reading

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Beinn Eighe – early start to make the best of the weather. First Munro’s for a while ( over a year). A visit to the Lancaster crash in Corrie Mhic Fhearchair.

“Any chance of a day out on the hill” I get these questions now and again. I have a friend who joined the RAF Leuchars Mountain Rescue Team in the 80’s as a very young lad when I was Team … Continue reading

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Willie Mac – Local boy retires a big thanks from RAF MR and your old mates.

I met Willie Mac as a young lad from Harris who joined the RAF Leuchars MRT, he was enticed to join by Stampy a tiger in his day. He worked in Workshops and had not long joined the RAF. In … Continue reading

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Kegworth – Aircrash- ” lest we forget.” Three weeks after Lockerbie in January 8 th 1989

A friend Steve Roberts wrote this and it worth remembering. Thank you Steve. “Deepest respect and condolences to the relatives of the Boeing passenger jet which went down in Iran. Yet we must not forget the Kegworth Air Disaster – … Continue reading

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Dog Tales – Part 7 Lockerbie.

Let me introduce myself: My name is Teallach I was a very soft Alsatian and I have been asked to write about my life in the mountains. I was very lucky to have spent all of my life on the … Continue reading

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“He wore two hats”.Tom Gibbon local Policeman and Killin Mountain Rescue member.

In my time in Mountain Rescue we relied so much the local village Policeman he was the person to get to know. They were the person in the know. When we arrived in villages all over Scotland on our weekend … Continue reading

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Looking back – on Cycle to Syracuse and looking after your Mental Health.

This time last year I was a small part of the team that completed the Cycle to Syracuse an incredible trip to the USA. This was to commemorate the Lockerbie Tragedy on its 30 th anniversary. The cycle ended at … Continue reading

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The Celtman Race just watching was exhausting. Incredible effort by all.

It was early away about 0100 yesterday for the 2 and a half hour drive to Sheildaig on the West Coast. What a stunning village that takes the Celtman into its heart as does the whole area. The weather was … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness – it’s okay to talk!

Yesterday I had a visit to Glenmore Lodge Near Aviemore to help with a video on Mental Health Awareness Week for Mountain Rescue. The Cairngorms were looking superb with lots of snow high up. I am still not ready for … Continue reading

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The Shackleton Memorial in Harris – Who built it the tale !

This photo was taken yesterday – The Shackleton Memorial on Modal Harris photo taken by D McLeish taken on the 29 th Anniversary 30/4/19. This was from a friend who ran the Crash Guard team after we left Harris we … Continue reading

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