Category Archives: Wildlife

Time on Rock

I heard the author Anna Fleming speak on the Outofdoors podcast it was a really interesting interview. I enjoyed hearing about her book and her journey rock climbing and learning about the natural world. It was interesting to hear her … Continue reading

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My mate Tom Mac Donald RIP.

Tom MacDonald I have the just had the sad news of my pal Tom MacDonald died on Thursday at his home in Dundee. I have no other news as yet. It was a huge shock as I thought the man … Continue reading

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Meal Fuar – mhonaidh 699 metres (Hill of the Cold Mass)

I was offered a short day on the hill yesterday with Dianne and Dottie and we left at a descent time 0800 on quiet roads for Loch Ness, The plan was the Meal Fuar – mhonaidh 699 metres. This wee … Continue reading

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The silent world of the walk out from Ben Alder Cottage – where has all the wild life gone.The industrial clearance of trees made some of the forest look like a bomb site?

As we wandered back through Ben Alder Cottage it was a stunning morning. We walked out along the path now partly frozen then the track through forestry and cleared areas. We all remarked how few animals we had seen. Of … 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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A poem By our “Poet Laureate” Babs Moray Mountaineering Club

From Babs “What a sweet weething, he’s inspired a wee mini poem, I hope you’ll speak to me again once I’ve posted it!” A Robin on yir ropeGies ye a bit o’ hopeO’ better days tae comeAnd snow, it’s such … Continue reading

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No summit on Fionn Bhein yet a stunning day with the weather clearing and snow devils.

I was out with the Moray Mountaineering club at the Jacobite Club hut at Invercroft near Achnasheen. There were only 4 members out we did our COVID checks. It’s a grand bothy situated just of the road and has a … Continue reading

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1977 Winter West – East Scotland. Kintail to Fort William heavy snow and a meeting with the Sea King helicopter.

Day 8. – 4/11/77 – Kintail Sheil Bridge – A very steep start to the day after a walk up the road and then huge hills on the 5 sisters of Kintail ridge. This is classic walking/ mountaineering. I feel … Continue reading

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A short “Welly wander” to the bothy at Corrie Fionnaraich – Coulags .

I am over in the West visiting a friend the weather is wild the rivers are in full spate and the rain has been driving most of the day getting worse in the West. I had a pal finishing his … Continue reading

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The Birdman of Pollock – Colin MacLeod. A superb insight.

I always have a look at BBC Alba and have found so many great programs on many aspects of Scottish life. How BBC Alba produces so many classic like the “Birdman of Pollock”. It was about a protest about a … Continue reading

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