Monthly Archives: December 2015

Farewell to the Sea Kings – a Lochnagar memory

Just been reading a blogpost by Heavy Whalley, a retired legend from the RAF Mountain Rescue, writing a fond farewell to the Sea King helicopters which join him in retirement on December 31. Well worth reading Heavy’s story, but it … Continue reading

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The legendary Aitken’s Morning Roll bothy ballad

The more alert of you will have noticed that a YouTube link to the documentary Bothy Life appeared on this blog a few days ago – and quickly disappeared again. Frustrating, I know, especially for foreign readers who can’t get … Continue reading

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Bothy Life – countdown

Just a very brief post from a far flung outpost of the Cairngorms where the internet is frustratingly slow. For anyone who hasn’t already heard via Facebook, BBC Scotland will shortly be showing an hour-long documentary about bothies in Scotland. … Continue reading

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