Tag Archives: MBA

50 years in the Cairngorms

It was  an inauspicious start: 1967, nine years old and chasing my brother through the heather. Suddenly I was doing a Wiley E Coyote impression, feet windmilling through the air as I fell into a gravel quarry at the side … Continue reading

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Hotting it up at Glas Allt Sheil

Partnership working seems all the rage these days, and last weekend up Loch Muick was a great example. The bothy at Glas Allt Sheil – the one in an outhouse of the Queen’s big picnic hoose – is officially looked … Continue reading

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Lochnagar… almost

The great thing about heading for the hills is that even your failures can turn in great days. Last weekend I was bound for Lochnagar, to the Gelder Shiel for the area meeting of the MBA. You’ll all be absolutely … 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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Plans approved for Feshie Bothy renovation

As of the start of September 2016, work has now started and the bothy will be closed until further notice – although it is expected it will be completed by the end of the month. Please don’t make any plans … Continue reading

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A make-over for Callater Bothy

It’s been said – and with some cause – that a bothy without a fire is just a shed. Well Callater Bothy may not have a fire yet, but it’s looking considerably more welcoming after this weekend. Callater Bothy, sitting … Continue reading

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Work and wildlife in the Cairngorms

When you walk in to the woods and sit with your back to a tree and don’t move for, oh, maybe half an hour or more… sometimes you still see nothing. The wildlife, as ever, runs to its own timetable. … Continue reading

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