Category Archives: Poems

There is something about Stac Pollaidh that when on this lovely wee mountain or any other of these great mountains it brings the incredible words of Norman MaCaig to the mind. How can someone write such words that the hills … Continue reading

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Well done Yvette on Kilimanjaro for the Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children Charity. So pleased for her and her group.

On my way back home just passing a misty Loch Lomond I heard that my step daughter Yvette had summited on Kilimanjaro as part of a charity group . She was two hours from the nights camp and tired from … Continue reading

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Sometimes a photo cheers you up. The magical Suiliven.

Seen from the West this wonderful mountain  looks like a huge pillar and what a mountain its is. I have been lucky enough to have climbed on it and sailed past it on a journey round the West Coast in … Continue reading

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Burns Day

As a boy from Ayr the poet Robbie Burns he was a big part of the areas folklore and history. He was also some poet, heard world-wide and loved by many. I was brought up in Ayr but my Dad was no … Continue reading

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Great memories

Looking through some old photos the one above is a Moray Mountaineering Club Meet on the Island of Eigg. We took the chance of climbing the Sgurr in full snow cover. How lucky were we to spend a few days … Continue reading

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Skye – F111 Crash 7 Dec 1982 – Sgurr na Stri .

I make no excuse for putting this article up again this incident was to me life changing and after I returned from America from the commemoration for the 30 th Anniversary of Lockerbie I spoke to a few folk about … Continue reading

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Meeting an amazing man Hamish Brown author.

Last weekend I had the privilege of meeting a man I have huge admiration for Hamish Brown. His wonderful books on the mountains have always been inspirational to me. As a young man I devoured them and found especially his … Continue reading

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