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Winter Camping

December 12, 2017 - "Whatever the question, the answer is always more booze". This was the reply from my friend Andy to my text about the...
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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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Devilla Forest

September 15, 2017 - Devilla Forest is located near the small town of Kincardine, in Central Scotland. The forest, although managed, is compo...
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The Grey Cairns of Camster

August 31, 2017 - Working in Caithness for the week and having some time on my hands in the evenings, I decided to visit the Grey Cairns o...
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Return to Braemore

August 16, 2017 - As I drove down the hill, Maiden’s Pap with Morvern nestling behind it came into view. It was beautiful to see these poi...
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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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The Falkirk Canal Tunnel

July 07, 2017 - Completed in 1822, the 630 metre (690 yards) Falkirk Canal Tunnel was a marvel of its time. The tunnel forms part of the...
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Racing the Night

June 03, 2017 - We have had a great spring but I have not been out and about much due to work and social commitments, with my backlog of...
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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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Dunmore House

March 30, 2017 - Dunmore House is a partially collapsed ruin located on the Dunmore estate near Airth, Falkirk. We have many striking and...
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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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A walk past the Kelpies

March 05, 2017 - In April I will have lived in Falkirk for 20 years, which is longer than I have lived anywhere. Although I am not from F...
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The Frogs are Awake!

February 19, 2017 - I happened to come across two frogs on the footpath at Plean Country Park, when out walking with Digger. I had noticed,...
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The Beauty of Trees

February 19, 2017 - I really like trees. The older a tree gets the more individual it becomes, like us, shaped by their environment. The pic...
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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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The Flutterby

October 08, 2016 - I was walking on King's Seat Hill in the Ochil Hills a few weeks ago. I was heading up the hill, on the short grassy slo...
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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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When Midges Attack!

August 30, 2016 - If you have actually read any of my blog posts, I mention midges a few times, they are small biting insects that attack...
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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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Catching Owls at Dunrobin Castle

July 31, 2016 - Recently the family visited Dunrobin Castle in Sutherland, which is about an hours drive north of Inverness. We got ther...
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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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My new site

April 17, 2016 - It has been many years since I had a proper website but Zenfolio makes it very easy and it beats coding html and stuff l...
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