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Bridging the Dee at Corrour

Some time ago I wrote of the bridge-building activity in 1959, when several footbridges were constructed to replace existing structures past their best. Malcolm Douglas, the first Nature Conservancy Council warden on the Mar side of the Cairngorms, told how … Continue reading

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Luibeg Bridge 1 and 2: the Bill Ewen photos

I’ve written before about the life and times of the Luibeg Bridge but have just had made available some great photos of its construction, destruction and reconstruction. (Pictures come courtesy of Alasdair Ewen, who sent them from his grandfather Bill … Continue reading

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Historic Corrour Bothy images

Some images from the original Corrour Bothy work party appeared recently on Facebook, courtesy of Alasdair Ewan, grandson of Bill Ewen, who took them in 1950, when the Cairngorm Club rescued the building from collapse. I wrote about Bill Ewen … Continue reading

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Corrour toilet

A brief note to say that last weekend’s work party at Corrour Bothy successfully removed the interior of the toilet extension. Materials for the renovated and expanded toilet have been delivered and work is planned within the next month to … Continue reading

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Bothy news – Corrour and Garbh Coire Refuge

For the first time in more than 10 years Corrour Bothy will be without a toilet – temporarily at least. Renovations will mean it’ll be out of action for about a month. The toilet extension will remain, but all the … Continue reading

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Walking through the (ice) ages

How far did the Devil’s Point stretch? It’s an odd question, but one that occurred to me one day as I sat on the side of Ben MacDui looking across Glen Dee at the rocky face of Bod an Deamhain, … Continue reading

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What we did on our weekends

Between work, the MBA and Bob Scott’s there are altogether too many meetings in my life and they tend not to feature on this blog – for good reason. But a recent meeting of the Bob Scott’s Bothy Association highlighted … Continue reading

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