Category Archives: Views Political?

1977 – Off to RAF Buchan – 1978 The Great Blizzards.

Just as I was getting back into the mountains and I was enjoying life at RAF Kinloss. I had just returned from Iran on a big expedition, another steep learning club. Photo below. Then out of the blue I was … Continue reading

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Working with Hong Kong lads – Civil Aid Service (CAS) a blast from the past.

The Civil Aid Service(CAS) is a civil organisation that assists in a variety of auxiliary emergency roles, including search and rescue operations in Hong Kong. CAS is funded by the Hong Kong Government and its members wear uniforms. CAS was … Continue reading

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Wanted – Communications Officer for Mountaineering Scotland.

WANTED: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER. Mountaineering Scotland has a great opportunity for the right person to become Communications Officer, at the forefront of telling the story of our organisation, our activities and our members, and celebrating some of our country’s best-loved and … Continue reading

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“Blessed are those who repair” Potholes and eroded paths.

I have just been over in the West and despite the rain and midges it was magic I am so lucky to live in Scotland. After a great walk with the dogs we had a swim in Loch Torridon. Next … Continue reading

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Old pals reunited .

It’s great to meet folk again ! Yesterday I met 3 old pals and had a cup of tea in Forres. Tom Taylor organised it as Bill Gault was up visiting with his wife Roberta. Bill was our Boss he … Continue reading

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1988 Piper Alpha disaster.

I remember this tragedy with sadness as I knew one of those who died. Gareth Watkins’s was in the RAF Kinloss MRT with me in the 70’s. He was a lovely man and left the RAF to work in the … Continue reading

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Great hills of Assynt and Coigach? What’s yours ?

There are some great peaks in this wild area. Often you will meet few folk. I have been so lucky to walk and climb in this area. I remember my first trip up to the North west I was astounded … 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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