Protect Our Winters UK

Volunteering Last Month I started working with the UK branch of Protect Our Winters. I have volunteered to help with Illustrations and graphics for website, posters and leaflets used in their launch at the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard show in Battersea. Protect Our Winters UK is a passionate crew of diehards, professional athletes and industry […]

Calamity on Cruachan

Where to? We had been planning a good hill walk for a while. Becoming less sociable in our old age, it’s always difficult to organise activities beyond yourself. But four of us managed to get out for a weekend, the plan was to do a hill, maybe a ridge and stay overnight in Oban. The […]

A Chance Discovery – Three Lochs Way

Hiking a section of the Three Lochs Way  I was lucky enough to discover a hiking route recently that had been there all along. It’s part of the Three Lochs Way and I’d grown up right beside it, without knowing it was there. Forestry once covered this hill and my memory of the place resembled a […]

Does social media impact on our environment? Do we have a responsibility?

Shiehallion Instameet with John Muir Trust Many of us Instagramers had been sharing concerns about the possible impact social media has on many of our beloved beauty spots and wild places around Scotland. Skye in particular had been taking a beating from bus-loads of visitors in places that maybe don’t have the infrastructure or capabilities […]