Category Archives: Sailing trips

Moray Sea School commemoration plaque at Burghead over the weekend. Great to see that this special place and memories are not forgotten for all the good work they did and still do!

My first weekend with RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue was in Feb 1982. We travelled to Kintail and stayed in a small barn opposite the Kintail Arms Hotel. It is one of the most scenic places in Scotland on the West … Continue reading

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Your never to old to learn or fall off a bike / a journey of pain and incompetence!

This new game of cycling is hard going especially for a mechanically dyslexic person like me! I went to see my mate Kenny who was my Deputy in the RAF MRT and then became my Team Leader! He is a … Continue reading

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What a mess we are leaving in the wild places and seas. Camusunary bay and bothy a piece from a special place on Skye. What can we do?

Many will know of my love of Skye not just the great Cuillin peaks but also the lesser known areas of this wonderful Island. Over the years I have built a love for not one of the classic peaks but … Continue reading

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Yesterday was International Mountain Day my favourite mountain is Sgurr Na Stri in Skye. “The hill of Strife”

International Mountain Day my favourite mountain is Sgurr Na Stri in Skye ! Small in stature but best view in Scotland. It has so many ways up and is protected by a walk in or ferry but in winter this … Continue reading

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Heading home from Glen Clova A glen for all seasons?Memories of past days with the RAF Wessex from Leuchars. Neil Robertson stretchers?

The Glen Clova Hotel was packed the small bar only a few seats the rest were full with meals being served that looked great so I has a quick pint after dinner and back to the bunkhouse. It would be … Continue reading

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Ardgour/ Fort William and now heading for Arran via the Mull of Kintyre.

It is the rainy season and my trip to Ardgour was so wet that I never even ventured on the hill. The showers were wild as was the rain and after arriving on Thursday and leaving Sunday I only got … Continue reading

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A special tribute/ celebration of JC life.

Yesterday was a special celebration of a good mans life! John Coull’s funeral service was a great tribute to John. Family and friends came from far and wide and there was a guard of honour when John arrived. It was … Continue reading

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