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Clocks going back - winter on its way are you ready? A few reminders?

Every year at this time people get caught out with the shortage of daylight and despite the warnings it happens every year. The clocks are going back this weekend this will make a difference to the days on the hill with winter just round the corner. 691 more words

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Its a Dogs Life - a bit more about Teallach - by popular request!

I cannot thank you all enough for the great comments on Teallach my Dog tales on the Blog, it became a bit of longer story than I thought but I still missed so many other stories.   1,591 more words


Dog Tales, from the back of a land rover, Helicopter, Hercules - The end.

I was getting old by now I was over 10 and as they say had some “paper round” my body was as one would expect beginning to show my age. 575 more words


Dog Tales from the back of a Land rover helicopter - Early Kinloss days - 3 days on the Ben and the Harris Shackelton Crash.

Now it was not till late October 1989 that we moved to RAF Kinloss in Morayshire and it was hard leaving the troops at Leuchars. Heavy was taking over as the Mountain Rescue Team Leader of the Kinloss Team, it was the job he wanted. 932 more words


Tales from the back of a Land rover Part 13 - The Sea King Crash and Al MacLeod RIP

1989 – We hoped for a quiet time in the team but there was no chance of that in winter. Straight after New Year we had a spate of Call –outs and then a near disaster when the Sea King crashed on the big Corrie on Creagh Meaghaidh. 721 more words


Dog Tales from the back of a Land rover part 12 - Christmas 1988, Tranter's Round - Jaguar Crash at St Abbs Head.

After Lockerbie there were massive reports to be done and this was before the Leuchars Team as always went out for the Festive period. It is hard to imagine how could we be festive after what had happened. 1,072 more words


Dog Tales from the back of a Land Rover Part 11 - Working with the Navy Helicopters and Lockerbie

1988 It was another hard winter with the team dealing with many call – outs. We did everything all over Scotland and the young team responded so well. 832 more words