Category Archives: Plants

Channel 5 Documentary on  Lockerbie “The unheard voices”

Firstly thanks for the many kind words I received from so many on the documentary “The unheard voices “ that was on Channel 5 last night.  I heard from a lot of folk and I was glad that many learned … Continue reading

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At last a day on the hills. Ben Wyvis, Glas Leathad Mor (1046m, Munro 85)

The forecast looks great so off to my Local Munro Ben Wyvis near Dingwall. It’s called Dingwalls “Ben”by the locals and a grand hill. I am still recovering from my bronchitis so it will be a slow day but this weather … Continue reading

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The sun comes out at Plockton and all is fun.

I had another good day at Plockton on the West Coast the sun was out and we enjoyed places I had missed in the past. So much time has been spent in the high hills it’s great to see the … 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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Filming in the Mamores today.

Yesterday I had a long day and a meal with Richard Else Cameron MacNeish and Paul Tatershill as we were filming in the Mamores for #RoadsLessTravelled. I was feeling the effects of the day before of an emotional day on … Continue reading

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A insight into a different World of Cycling and meeting two icons Mark Beaumont and Alan Hinkes of the Outdoor world.

Yesterday I travelled from Ayr through the wonderful scenery of the Galloway and Borders on my way to the Keswick Mountain Festival. I passed many of the places where my Dad and Mum took us hill walking over 50 years … Continue reading

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A look back at the Ayr Advertiser Walk 1965 / 1967!

From the age of 11 as a young boy I did the Ayr Advertiser Walk this was race walking (big in the 60,s )and it started in Ayr from Ayr Grammar School and went over the local Carrick Hills. The … Continue reading

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