Category Archives: Plants

Glendessary and Glen Kingie – and my Father as a student missionary.

I received this piece about my Father: I was looking at Ian Mitchell’s book titled Mountain Footfalls. In his chapter on Glendessary he refers to an article in an old issue of the Life and Work The Church of Scotland … Continue reading

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Slowing down? It means more time to look around away from the hills. A visit to “Ring of Bright Water country” to ease the legs. Ticks be aware !

I find nowadays that after a day on the hill I enjoy a “recovery wander” in the local area if I am away from home. I was at Arnisdale this weekend on Beinn Sgreathill and we had to be in … Continue reading

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Colonsay – The Whale sculpture.

I listen to the news that so many folk want to go abroad for a holiday yet in Scotland there is so much to see. How many miss out ? I was very lucky to get a break with my … Continue reading

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The weather is changing again . Another lovely day in the West.

It looks like we are going to get some rain this week the ground needs it. Everything is so dry but it’s been a lovely few days in the sun after a long winter. ☀️ As I said there are … Continue reading

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Podcast – A look forward it will make you think. Radio Scotland’s Mark and Euan hear from UNESCO Chair for Integration Alison Phipps of Glasgow University.

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Life in the slow lane Applecross and a visit to the Coral Beach at Ard Ban

It was hard to believe it’s December the Torridon hills were snow covered the weather was stunning and my friend Kalie was showing me some new places that I had never visited. It was not the classic Alpine start instead … Continue reading

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Coire Lair a wander and some thoughts on the wonderful Stalking paths.

We had an Autumnal walk up to Coire Lair through mist covered mountains yesterday. It had been very heavy rain for a few days and the Coire has a interesting river crossing and some of the best stalking paths in … Continue reading

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The Isle of Harris a trip down memory lane ?

I am so lucky just now I am in Harris the weather yesterday was perfect. We left the day before and had a superb night in Dunvegan then on to the Ferry at Uig next day. The drive from home … Continue reading

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Elgin City Football club, then a drive to the West Coast Via Torridon. A potholed busy road and a pair of sea Eagles,

I usually golf yesterday but it was pouring most of the night and I gave it a miss. This was a mistake as within an hour the sun was out. Sadly I heard of the flooding lightening storms and later … Continue reading

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Hostile Habitats – a great book from the SMC Guide books. Respect, Protect , Enjoy.

The hills are looking superb just now and it’s great to be able to identify some of the plants you see on the hills and wild land. This book is superb to help you get to know familiar flowers and … Continue reading

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