Category Archives: Views Political?

Some memories. Working with the Air Investigation Branch (AIB) The Wessex Helicopter crash on Ben More and St Abbs Head Jaguar.

  The photo above shows a part that few realise happens when the recovery of casualties is over after an aircraft crash then the Air Investigation Branch (AIB) investigate the crash site for clues to why the aircraft crashed. The … Continue reading

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A sad day for SAR in Ireland. Spare a thought if you see a SAR Helicopter today and never take them for granted!

“Tragedy in Ireland – sadly  air, sea and shore searches are continuing this morning for the three crew missing from the Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92 helicopter which crashed off the north Mayo coast early yesterday morning. Senior Irish Coast Guard pilot Capt … Continue reading

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In Edinburgh to give a talk to the Scottish Continuity Resilient Scotland Conference.

I was on the radio a few months ago talking to Louise White “Out for the Weekend” and someone heard it involved with a conference being run in Edinburgh in the RBS HQ tomorrow the 23 rd of Feb. I … Continue reading

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Thanks for a good night in Aviemore at the Mountain Skills chat in the Mountain Cafe Aviemore. Learning from experiences?

Many thanks to the Mountain Cafe in Aviemore for hosting the Mountain Skills talk last night, it was a great crowd and as always the food was exceptional. The talks the last in the series is sponsored by Mountaineering Scotland … Continue reading

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A Huge response to the story of the Ben More Crianlarich Wessex Helicopter crash 30 years ago.

I was amazed at the incredible comments after yesterday’s blog over 3500 read it. The comments are mainly on the blog if you read through and press the comment button you will see them and I got even more through … Continue reading

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A Man’s a Man for a’ That – Burn’s Day.

As a boy from Ayr the same as 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 … Continue reading

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A frozen walk along the beach – A Kintail Tragedy 30 years ago.

It was a lovely but bitter cold day and there was a heavy frost yesterday it was minus 6 recorded locally. The car was covered in ice and took time to scrape the windows for one of the first times … Continue reading

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