Category Archives: Mountain rescue

Kerr McIntosh

I am the bearer of more sad news. “The Kerr” –  Kerr McIntosh has passed away. He was my officer in charge at RAF Kinloss. In these days being an officer in charge of a RAF Mountain Rescue Team was … Continue reading

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Big Ian Ramsay – Family man – Our friendly Polis, Killin MRT and friend of many.

Yesterday was a long day and I was up at 0500 for the funeral of my good pal Ian Ramsay. Ian was the local Policeman at Crainlarich who I got to know over many years. I was asked by the … 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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Know when to turn back on the hills especially in the wind and in winter !

During your journey keep 4 important factors in mind. I often get asked about the hills in winter and this winter at present has been mixed. It is so important not to judge your winter hill days by the Summer … Continue reading

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A thoughtful short walk in the Cairngorms.

Yesterday I managed a short wander into the Corrie of the snows in the Cairngorms. Sorry but I needed a day on my own after losing my pal Ian from Crainlarich. Normally at this time of year the ski resort … Continue reading

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Always Think Safety are you prepared for that simple slip that can make your day a bit more than you thought?

As the winter is mild and the winds are up its worth looking at a simple winter walk one day only 3 kilometres from the road that ended up a very interesting day. Most of us when we go out … Continue reading

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Dog Tales part 8 – the final chapter – you may need a hanky?

Part 8  – Tragedy – Just before we left Leuchars Kinloss Heavy’s great mate Al Macleod was killed whilst soling the North Face of the Matterhorn. The team was going out to Braemar for the weekend when the Police stopped … Continue reading

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