Category Archives: Wildlife

The rivers are in spate be aware – As always Nature rules and respect the weather. There will always be another day?

River Awareness Two of my friends recently very experienced mountaineers  who I spoke to this week have had snags with rivers and the rain is still falling with today a break and then more rain for the weekend. One pal … Continue reading

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Plockton on the West Coast two great days with special folk. Thanks

I have been over in Plockton again staying in the wonderful Station House at the railway station. My hosts were an old pal Lyle and Judy Brotherton and Byron the dog! The Old Station is now converted into a holiday … Continue reading

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A long day to Edinburgh – Arthur’s seat and a wonderful visit to the Scottish Parliament!

I was away in my travels again down to Edinburgh a bit blowy but the journey went well 3 and a half hours plus a break! No snow on the hills just the bracken turned brown and a big wind … Continue reading

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A big day in Fisherfield and an unplanned night in the bothy at Shenevall

In the early 80’s I was into big days on the hills. In Mountain Rescue we trained hard for the inevitable call out after a long day on the hill or after work! To get fit we pushed out the … Continue reading

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A wild day on the bike always learning no matter how old you are? A look at the Cycle to Syracuse Video.

I always say every winter I get a kick up the backside when I go out on my first winter day! The term “Faffing” ( not being organised) is well used by me and my pals. Gloves and maps get … Continue reading

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Looking back 40 years ago – Sept 1978 Beinn EIghe, Liathach and a lost bag on Liathach so no Ben Alligin.

I have been reading my old diaries last night and found on this weekend 40 year ago I was with the RAF Kinloss MRTwere at Kinlochewe in Torridon, staying in the old hall now a cafe. I was on the … Continue reading

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A long but inspiring day speaking to three Primary schools in the Lockerbie area.

I was up at 0500 from my sisters in Prestwick for the 90 mile drive to Lockerbie. It was a grand drive as the sunrise and mist of the stunning Ayrshire country welcomed Autumn and the approach of winter. I … Continue reading

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