Category Archives: Views Political?

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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Lockerbie Tv interview this morning in London for the Lorraine show live at 0830 . Oil on canvas a wonderful painting of Tundergarth Church .

Today it’s an early rise for my travel home after a superb week with the Grandkids in Henley. Thanks for all the fun and the time together. This year I hardly saw them due to my Cycle to Syracuse with … Continue reading

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Channel 5 Documentary on  Lockerbie “The unheard voices”

Firstly thanks for the many kind words I received from so many on the documentary “The unheard voices “ that was on Channel 5 last night.  I heard from a lot of folk and I was glad that many learned … Continue reading

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Interesting program on the big changes at Cairngorm Ski Resort on the Radio Scotland on the Out of Doors show.

Many will already be aware that the company Natural Retreats the operators running the Cairngorm Ski area has gone into receivership. This is one of Scotland’s busiest skiing areas and one that is loved by many. BBC news https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-46389488 Natural … Continue reading

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The Joy of the Munros and maybe the damage being done? The right of Access and how we must look after this right that many covet.

I had a lovely day on my local Munro Ben Wyvis it is a magical hill and nowadays busy with so many enjoying it locally. As it is a solitary Munro it is chased down and raced up often on … Continue reading

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