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Whiteout

October 28, 2017 - This picture is of my friend Bob, taking a video of the whiteout conditions in which we found ourselves. The whiteout...
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Torwood Castle

August 01, 2017 - According to the Clan Forrester web page, Torwood castle was built in 1566 by Sir Alexander Forrester. The lands of the...
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All Alone on Rannoch Moor

May 16, 2017 - Rannoch Moor is 50 square miles of peat bog and it was a great feeling to be standing on it surveying the expanse. I too...
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Two Nights in the Cairngorms

April 23, 2017 - In September 2015, Bob and I set out for a long weekend in the Cairngorms. We parked at Linn of Dee and headed off towar...
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Schiehallion

April 11, 2017 - I went for a quick walk up Schiehallion on Saturday afternoon, as it was a lovely day. I parked up around 3pm, having le...
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Whistle-stop Skye

March 16, 2017 - I have recently returned from a weekend on the Isle of Skye where we (my wife Karen and my Brother-in-law David) only ha...
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Beinn Fhionnlaidh

February 14, 2017 - Finally having a chance to climb on snow capped mountains after what has been a surprisingly warm winter, Bob parked his...
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Special Delivery

February 05, 2017 - The door of the bothy is wearing out and it needs to be fixed this year, so I asked my friend Billy, who is an excellent...
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One Foggy Morning

January 22, 2017 - It was lunchtime on Friday. I was on my lunch break at work and was contemplating what I could do on Saturday. I looked...
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The Ochil Hills

January 18, 2017 - The Ochil Hills are my local hills and I have developed a love of them for the exercise and solitude that they provide....
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A Bothy By The Sea

January 16, 2017 - The sweet smell of wood smoke greeted me as I opened the door and stepped inside Peanmeanach bothy on the Ardnish Penins...
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A Sunday Coddiwomple

November 04, 2016 - I have mentioned my friend Bob in some of my previous blogs and we have known each other over ten years, as Bob lives ne...
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Friday night on Ben Ledi

October 21, 2016 - In 2014 Bob and I decided to climb Ben Ledi after work so we could watch the sunrise on midsummer morning. We are by no...
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Waiting for the Paint to dry

September 27, 2016 - Returning to the bothy on a very windy and wet Saturday, I walked up the Lairig Leacach in the afternoon. I was bombarde...
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Digger goes Bothying

August 23, 2016 - A few weeks ago I had obtained a new spade to drop off at the Lairig Leacach bothy - If you are not aware of bothies, th...
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A New Recruit

July 31, 2016 - In Scotland our scenery is quite vertically challenged, compared to a great many places in the world. The highest mounta...
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Moments in the moment at the Beauly Firth

July 13, 2016 - Last week I stayed near North Kessock on the Beauly Firth, just a short hop over the Kessock Bridge to Inverness. I took...
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Forty Years Later

July 12, 2016 - From the age of three until the age of eight, I lived in a village in the Scottish Highlands called Strathpeffer. In my...
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The Lairig Leacach Mountain Bothy

June 28, 2016 - I have recently caught up with an old friend, Andy, whom I have known over 30 years! If that period of time wasn't bad e...
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Morven, Maidens Pap and the Flow Country

June 07, 2016 - Having had to travel to Wick, in the far northeast of Scotland for work. I had decided to take my walking and camping ge...
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A Perfect Day In The Ochil Hills

April 23, 2016 - I know I've had a good walk when I catch myself humming the song "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed near the end. This is what I...
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