Category Archives: Music & Cinema

Gaberlunzie – great Scottish Folk Band and the sad loss of Robin Watson one of the famous duo.

Yesterday I heard the very sad news via Gordon Menzies that his Gaberlunzie partner of 50 years, Robin Watson, had passed away Robin was one of the most well known and most recognisable musicians in Scotland’s folk music scene and … Continue reading

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Banff Mountain Film Festival Inverness – a great night. Great motivation on the final film about and 82 year old to life – “No Problem a great Mantra”

Last night I went to the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Eden Court Inverness. Banff in Canada is a place I know well from my many visits in the 80’s, 90, and onwards ice climbing. What a country Canada is … Continue reading

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A great show at Culloden Academy Inverness. Christmas is a time for the kids to enjoy.

I drove to Inverness at the weekend Ben Wyvis was looking great but I was not going on the hills. It was magic as I managed to get to watch my Grand kids at Culloden Academy Inverness take part in … Continue reading

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One Last Climb – the incredible Eric Jones Mountaineer – Sky Diver – Adventure.

I just watched this incredible film on Catch up “The Last Climb” it was superb and a great insight into an incredible man and his life. I was very lucky to meet Eric a lot on North Wales at his … Continue reading

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The Skyline of Skye – some great hill songs what is yours?  

I have great memories of the mountains and in my early days with the RAF Teams we would sing in the pub after a hill day. That is what folks did in the 70’s seemingly. We all had to learn … Continue reading

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A difficult few days but great family love and care. Never take it for granted! 

  My sisters Jenifer’s funeral went well a lovely farewell surrounded by family friends and lots of love  and kindness . It was a celebration of a kind loving persons life and a great turn out! Jenifer my sister was … Continue reading

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The Crask Inn and the Assynt Mountain Rescue party.

The Crask Inn up in the wilds of the far North is an incredible place “character” sums it up. I was up there to have a wee chat after the Assynt MRT team dinner, before the music, dancing and party … Continue reading

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Dave MacLeod and The Long Hope Route on St John’s Head on the Island Of Hoy

As Stephen was visiting last night we had a quiet night in and we watched the story behind the hardest Sea Cliff Climb in the World on St John’s Head on the Island of Hoy in Orkney. I had bought … Continue reading

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Back Home – green fields and daffodils and welcome home sign.

I had a good journey home from Canada all went smooth apart from my hacking cough all the way in the flight from Calgary to Heathrow.  The poor people who sat near me?  I watched two films, the “Iron Lady” and “The … Continue reading

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Polldubh DVD and the Lancaster Crash 31/08/1944 near Kingussie Mondaliath Mountains.

Avro Lancaster crash site Mondaliath Mountains near Kingussie. Today I was asked to look up a crash site for some friends, the site is near Kingussie, it was a Avro Lancaster Mk 1 from Waddington in 1944. This is a lot of wreckage still … Continue reading

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