Category Archives: Views Political?

The latest Stats from Mountain Rescue 2016 – Stats why bother, worth a read?

Yesterday the Scottish Mountain Rescue issued their Stats on the BBC News “Members of Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) were involved in 436 incidents last year, according to the national body’s latest statistics. Of these incidents, more than half, 235, involved the … Continue reading

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Today’s Topic – The shutting of Public Toilets all over Scotland, lack of money or lack of foresight?

Over the last few weeks I have been travelling all over Scotland and noticed a few changes. I was ill a few years ago with a bowel problem that lead to 4 operations and a need to find toilets quickly! … Continue reading

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Memorials on the hills – The Beinn Eighe Memorial and others. Any views ?

Whilst I do not agree with Memorials on the hills or wild places some have been there for many years and one the Assynt Crash is a grave where the crew are buried on the mountain at 2000 feet. I … Continue reading

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Aonach Bhuidhe – and the stunning Glen Elchaig a Cycle, a new remote Corbett a lot of sun. Also a few tips for the sun

I drove the short 30 minutes from the Kintail Bunk house  where I had an overnight stay the small bothy only hold 6 people and it was a noisy night as there was a party going on at the Hotel … Continue reading

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Lockerbie – Looking for help from those who were there and a photo of the Control Point in the School?

  Not many know that Mountain Rescue, SARDA and a many other Agencies apart from the Police, Fire Brigade Ambulance,Coastguards and Raynet were involved in the tragedy of Lockerbie in December 1988. It is a day I will never forget … Continue reading

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Care of Cummingston sea cliffs – who cares?

Cummingston Cliff – Erosion I spent the weekend relaxing after a busy week with Outfitmoray a local Charity in the Cairngorms. I got out for a few local walks and how I love this area getting a few lovely wanders … Continue reading

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Eric Liddell –  One of Scotland’s finest men. “In the dust of defeat as well as the laurels of victory there is a glory to be found if one has done his best.”

Eric Liddell – Have you heard of this incredible person? Yesterday on radio Scotland Allan Wells  Gold Medal winner in the 1980 games was speaking about Eric Liddel who won a Gold medal in the 1924 Olympics in Paris after … Continue reading

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