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Heading home from Glen Clova A glen for all seasons?Memories of past days with the RAF Wessex from Leuchars. Neil Robertson stretchers?

The Glen Clova Hotel was packed the small bar only a few seats the rest were full with meals being served that looked great so I has a quick pint after dinner and back to the bunkhouse. It would be … Continue reading

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Glen Clova – Mayar and Driesh and the Scorrie an interesting descent.

I am staying in the Glen Clova  we were staying in the Clova Hotel Bunkhouse sadly the bunk house is getting renovated in January and despite being warm it was lacking in some basics. The night was a long one … Continue reading

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Ben Humble a true Mountaineer and early Mountain Rescue and Safety pioneer.

I was looking through some old photos and found this photo of the late Ben Humble (1903 – 1977) was a prolific author and a noted Scottish climber who was a pioneer of Scottish Mountain Rescue. As a member of the … Continue reading

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On my Mum’s Anniversary – How I still miss my Mum.

This is the anniversary of my Mum’s passing she died in 1980 I still miss her every day she was as all Mum’s area a special lady.  She was the minister’s wife and worked so hard for the Church throughout … Continue reading

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Farewell my friend Paddy Heron a real character.

I arrived at Onich near Fort William at 0100 after a long drive from Cupar where I had just finished the last of the 4 winter talks for the Charity Mountain Aid . The roads were very quite and I … Continue reading

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RAF Scotland MRT Reunion this weekend at Newtonmore.

Photo – is of  a mixed group of  RAF Kinloss and RAF Leuchars MRT after a big call – out in the Cairngorms.  It is great to see that the RAF Lossiemouth MRT are still doing a great job and … Continue reading

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The art of getting old – ungracefully!

  Yesterday I applied for my OAP ( yes I am that old now) yes you have to apply for it that was news to me. It was pretty easy in the end and the results soon should be a … Continue reading

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