Category Archives: People

A good article on Lockerbie by Colin Dorrance the man behind our cycle to Syracuse University in late October.

It is good to see that folk are talking about their part at Lockerbie it’s taken many years but so many are now telling what they did. All are normal people but I have been so pleased that many are … Continue reading

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Jenny Graham – now in New Zealand pushing on in her Solo Round the World Record Attempt unsupported ! Farewell to Runrig after 45 years of making music .

I heard my pal Jenny Graham on radio Scotland yesterday. She was speaking on her attempt Solo Round the World Cycle. She is going great and in New Zealand now after a hard time in Australia due to weather. It … Continue reading

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Special day in Galloway a place that never lets you down . Great hills few folk .

Yesterday I picked my brother up from his hotel in Ayr for a much needed day on the hills of his beloved Galloway. He lives in Bermuda and is a fit 73 year old. He misses Scotland so this was … Continue reading

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Heading to old favourites Corserine and the Rhinns of Kell with my brother for a day out. Hopefully it will clear my head.

I need a day out so tomorrow I am off to my local hills where I spent lots of time as a boy getting into the mountains. This was with my Dad and family as a very young boy and … Continue reading

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A great insight into the World of hill running! Jonny Muir – “The Mountains are Calling”

Many know my thoughts on these incredible people who run over our mountains and wild places. I was privileged to write a forward for another runner Manny Gorman who ran the Corbett a few years ago. In it I described … Continue reading

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A grand day on Carn Chhuinneag, magical hill, great paths the land of the Clearances and our sad history.

I picked my pal Babs up at Dunphail and we put our Mountain Bikes in the van and away at 0700, so it was an early start for me. I had a snag with my back years of lifting and … Continue reading

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Heading out on the hill Carn Chuinneag. Near Bonar Bridge. A hill and Glen with a sad history of the Clearances.

I am of with a pal to hopefully climb Carn Chuinneag at 838 metres is @the hill of the Churn@.I have done this Corbett in the past in June 2011 it was an enjoyable day. It is a a hill … Continue reading

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