Category Archives: Views Political?

The TV Documentary Rescue a great insight into SAR and the tragic Piper Alpha Fire. Sadly we lost one of our own – Gareth Watkin RIP.

I was listening to radio Scotland yesterday and heard a moving account by Paul Berriff who directed the famous Rescue Series on the TV 1988 – 1989 . He was based with his film crew and some outstanding mountaineers filming a … Continue reading

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Jenny Graham 3000 miles done – half way to China on her round the World record attempt.

From the  adventuresynd Jenny is now half way to China 💥 with over 3000miles in the bag! Sacrificed 1/2 a day in going back to daytime riding but on track for the flight out of Beijing on 19th July 🚴🚴🚴 … Continue reading

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A few thoughts after the Celtman after a great two days. Mountain Extremes talk Thursday 21 st June.

After a long day supporting the Celtman Extreme Triathlon in Torridon  and meeting so many wonderful folk I was pretty tired, it was my first day out for a while it was cold and wet for a lot of the … Continue reading

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The Celtman Extreme Triathlon June 2018, what an event.

It was an incredible idea to organise an Extreme Triathlon in Scotland and a few had their doubts, including myself. A few thought that to run such an event on the West Coast was bold and questions like would the … Continue reading

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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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2 June 1994 – From training Exercise to a real incident: The Chinook Crash Mull Of Kintyre and a visit in 2017.

2 June 1994 From training Exercise to a real incident: The Chinook Crash Mull Of Kintyre Twenty four years have passed and this story is still as vivid as it was when it happened. It was an unreal day I … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on looking after our own? Depression, Suicide , Cancer, Alzheimer’s.

Some may think this is a strange post for me to write but over the years sadly some of the same things keep happening. I noticed many years ago that lovers of the outdoor tough men and woman though they … Continue reading

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