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Home straight!!!!!

By |11 July 2015|

We came back to reality with a bump, as we returned to the Glasgow area, and Greenock Morton was the next stop. The ground, again like a few others, is not situated in the best of areas, and wasn’t the most enjoyable visit, especially as we never got into the ground! Like Firhill before it, […]

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West and South West Scotland

By |11 July 2015|

Final day, home straight and finish line in sight! Today we had to tick off a couple Central belt grounds, before heading south and west, before finishing up in Glasgow again.

First up, was Hamilton, and possibly one of the surprises of the tour. Apart from having a nice little new stadium, much like many of […]

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Return to Central Scotland

By |11 July 2015|

It is amazing, for such a small country, the difference in local cultures in Scotland. Having spent the morning and early afternoon in the North East, we were not re-entering the central belt of Scotland. There is just a different vibe to all these places, and especially as begin talking to people.

Stirling Albion were our […]

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The North East

By |11 July 2015|

Up, breakfast, in the van, gone! That was basically our morning in Keith. Straight on to the road, heading east to Aberdeen, via Peterhead, where we were to meet Ian’s brother David to let us in.

Unbeknown to Ian, we had a trick in store from him. David, who had a key, claimed to not have […]

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Fife to the Highlands

By |11 July 2015|

Next up, was the Kingdom of Fife! Having spent some time in Dunfermline, playing football at the stadium, I was looking forward to going back. Tickets were getting sold for the up and coming play off games, so it was quite busy around the ground, but inside, again, were a couple of groundsmen, who let […]

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Ben Vane

By |10 July 2015|

Well….today was to be my 20th Munro this year, and apart from my first one, Ben Lomond, it was to be my first with someone accompanying me! My girlfriends brother in law decided to come and join me on the “smallest” Munro, as he figured it would be an easy introduction to the hills. Having […]

Meall a’Bhuiridh and Creise

By |10 July 2015|

So, Monday night was my leaving night from the pub in Bearsden! No more working till 1am, pouring pints, and beig spoken to like dirt by rich middle aged men! Time to move on, and get on with my career in health and fitness. That is of course, after I have one or two shandies […]

Ben Lomond – in better conditions

By |10 July 2015|

So, just over a year ago, myself and my friend did my first Munro with my pipes, Ben Lomond. It was a horrible day, and we couldn’t see a thing at the top. Now, 26 Munros into my personal challenge, I have re-visited the Ben, and got my picture at the top! It seemed a […]

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Ben More and Stob Binnein

By |10 July 2015|

So as any of you who have read my reports regularly are probably aware, I am a bit of a last minute walker. I check forecasts, look out the window in the morning, and that is me, yes or no.

Today, for some reason I thought it was to be a horrible day, so made no […]

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Glenshee 6

By |10 July 2015|

I hadn’t really been looking forward to this set of Munros. Everything I had heard and read, was pointing towards them being a pretty dull walk, which were only there to tick off the list. I find it hard to believe that any high level walk in Scotland, where you can see far and beyond, […]

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South Cluanie Ridge – With limited water

By |10 July 2015|

A big report to cover an epic day on the South Cluanie ridge! Lost count of how many times I had driven past this mountain range, being 20 minutes from my house. Like the five sisters, which were nailed last year , I had these hills in my sights for some time! The big problem […]

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Meall Buidhe – First filming experience

By |10 July 2015|

When you read reports, and books on Munros, there seems to be a bit of a ratings system. Some a dull, others spectacular, and while I agree completely with the later, in my experience, it is really hard to find a dull Munro. Granted, I have only experienced good weather on the hills. I have […]

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