Category Archives: People

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

Posted in Aircraft incidents, Articles, Mountain rescue, Mountaineering, People, Weather, Well being | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Family, Friends, Local area and events to see, Mountain rescue, Mountaineering, People, Views Mountaineering | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Articles, Bothies, Family, Friends, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, People, Views Mountaineering, Well being, Wildlife | 6 Comments

Dog Tales – Part 6 – A team leaders Dog, Call outs, Avalanches, big hill days and fun.

Introduction – I was very lucky to have spent all of my life on the hills, mountains and wild places. My mother was Dreish another Mountain Dog she told me when I was very young that if I was lucky … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft incidents, Friends, Gear, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Munros, People, Views Mountaineering, Weather | Leave a comment

Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas.

For most of my working life I worked most Christmas for many years with the Mountain Rescue. We would be away for several days in a village hall in Newtonmore or Fort William. That made us central for call – … Continue reading

Posted in Bothies, Family, Local area and events to see, Mountain rescue, Mountaineering, People, Weather, Well being | 4 Comments

A Christmas Tale – Dog tales from the back of a landrover.

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

Posted in Family, Friends, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Munros, People, Rock Climbing, SMC/SMT, Well being, Wildlife | 4 Comments

Thanks for all the kind thoughts – the things that are important in life.

Every year you get older and its amazing when you look back how lucky we are. Nowadays we have Food banks and lots of homeless folk we have always had poverty but its so open nowadays. I came from a … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Friends, medical, People, Well being | Leave a comment