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Mountain Aid Step into winter talk – yesterday in Dundee with great assistance from the Ancrum Mountaineering Club and Tayside Mountain Rescue another good evening.

Last night was my second last talk “Step into Winter” in a busy week for Mountain Aid on Mountain Safety. I left Ayr for my trip to Dundee and it was an easy journey no rain today. Arriving early to … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid – Step into winter talks – last night talk in Lanark today heading for Dundee.

It was a night of heavy rain as I drove to Lanark for my third talk in 3 days . I left early as I was worried about the roads and there was heavy flooding. I went cross country from … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid Talk in Irvine a great night good crowd and good Craick . Thank you all for your support from the two local Mountaineering clubs.

Yesterday after a long drive back from Dunfermline from my first of 5 Mountain Aid Talks on Step up to Winter. I drove back to Ayr it poured all the way home. I was staying with my sister in Ayr … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid – Step into Winter talks today Irvine Harbour Arts Centre at 0730.

last night was a long drive to Dunfermline in the rain the hills were covered in mist as I stopped on the A9. I was down for a chat last night to a packed audience of lovers of the outdoors. … Continue reading

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Remembrance at Burghead Beach a unique dedication to those who gave so much.

What a stunning morning yesterday and it started with the folk from my small village writing the names of 52 who died in the sand as daylight broke . I was out early and caught young Lachie a neighbour on … Continue reading

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Burghead remembers !

On Remembrance day , from 8-00 am, Sunday Nov 11th, the names of the 52 Burghead men who lost their lives in the First World War will be written in the sand off the Slappy in Burghead. These names will … Continue reading

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Heading home – Memories of Lockerbie and the love tears and friendships made.

Today we start the long journey home. I had to go to hospital and get checked out for acute bronchitis the other day. I am worn out exhausted physically and mentally and now medically “pilled” up for a busy day. … Continue reading

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