Category Archives: Views Political?

The Eyes have it!

I wrote a blog yesterday it must have sounded a bit gloomy sorry as I got a few calls about it.  I wrote that I had to go private to get my Cataracts done a 47 week waiting list just … Continue reading

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The Baden Powell Award a special heart warming night in Beith.

Yesterday was a special day for my nephews daughter Beth she was awarded the Baden Powell Award for Guides In Beith surrounded by her family and friends. I was honoured to be asked to present this to her and speak … Continue reading

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Burns Day

As a boy from Ayr the poet 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 no … Continue reading

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Farewell to a Cairngorm great Adam Watson.

More sad news that a Cairngorm great Adam Watson has passed away. As the SMC said “Adam Watson (1930-2019) joined the Club in 1954 – he was our longest-serving member.  He was quintessentially a Cairngorms man; his lifelong passion for the … Continue reading

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The Kegworth Air Disaster a few thoughts. Thinking of all those who lost their lives and the Agencies involved including RAF MRT.

Few will realise that after Lockerbie Tragedy in December 2018 a few weeks later on this day there was another Aircraft crash.   Again the RAF Mountain Rescue Teams Stafford and RAF Linton on Ouse/Leeming were on scene and I … Continue reading

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Unsung Lockerbie : A snapshot of what Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team did at Lockerbie.

I have been given permission to publish this account of what Tweed Valley MRT did at the Lockerbie tragedy on December 21 st 1988. I was privileged to work with them as they were the one of the local teams. … Continue reading

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Looking back on the 30 Anniversary of Lockerbie the Cycle to Syracuse “Look Back

Looking back on the 30 Anniversary of Lockerbie the Cycle to Syracuse Lockerbie “Look Back Act Forward” These are my thoughts after my Cycle to Syracuse University in the USA 30 years after the Lockerbie tragedy. This cycle was in memory of the … Continue reading

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