Category Archives: Views Political?

Bothies – A few thoughts to The MBA thanks ! Memories of Back hill of Bush Galloway.

My first visit to a Mountain Bothy was as a very young boy about 12 making up the numbers for a Duke of Edinburgh expedition in Galloway. The bothy was Back Hill of Bush. I received this through my blog … Continue reading

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What a magic surprise.

I got these yesterday from two friends it really made my day. It was so kind and a great momento of many great days on the Corbett’s. It’s amazing how kind folk can be and as I often say there … Continue reading

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A weekend with SARDA Scotland. What an inspiring time.

I am just back from an amazing few days completing my Corbett’s in Appin with great friends. Then it was down to Glencoe to join SARDA Scotland in their training 4 days of Assessment. I had been to training days … Continue reading

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Sad days for Ukraine. Please take a few minutes to think of them.

I daily hear folk moaning about the cost of fuel food and many other things . Yet there are no bombs dropping on our homes. The news abroad is awful with a full scale war going on in Ukraine. I … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on the Walk Highlands article by David Lintern.

I was very happy to see this article published after my interview last week with David Lintren. It cane out the same day as an interview podcast with the author John Burns. I hope I do not come across as … Continue reading

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The Rescue – what an incredible film. Gives you faith in people working together. Politicians take note .

During the storm I managed to watch “The Rescue” what an insight into a huge Cave Rescue. ‘The Rescue’ chronicles the dramatic 2018 rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach, trapped deep inside a flooded cave. It was … Continue reading

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A Warm start to the New Year. There is something primeval about a fire outside.

Last night was a grand night with a few friends outside for a fire on the West Coast. Some old wood was collected and we had a fire pit as well. A few friends were about all outside and socially … Continue reading

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Rannoch Station – Ben Alder bothy and a great few days away.

It had been planned for a while a wee trip to Ben Alder bothy with friends. It’s a fair wander in and we got the train in to the lonely Rannoch station. We had huge bags old bodies and the … Continue reading

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Great idea new Bus Service for Glen Nevis thank you!

When I was in America in Yosemite there was a superb Bus Service as cars were restricted in the park. They are well used and it great to see that at last we are trying to ensure that buses can … Continue reading

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Toilets ? They are a basic need ? Now sadly how each Community is now paying and looking after them.

Many will notice public toilets are being closed due to lack of money as one who travels all over Scotland I have noticed this and have been thankful to find some still open, thank you Nairn. My friend on the … Continue reading

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