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 […]

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 […]

True Faith – Manchester Art Gallery

A pilgrimage of sorts It was 1990, the height of MADchester, when I last spent any amount of time in the City of Manchester. I was, and still am a fan of much of the music from this fair city. In the last millennium I was visiting what was then called the G-Mex to see […]

High Roads and Low Moments

Wester Ross Bound Leaving late, around mid day, I set off from Glasgow with the intention of visiting Applecross via the infamous Bealach na Bà mountain pass. It was fine weather earlier in the day, and as a result the highlands were rammed with visitors. There were even tailbacks at the roundabout in Fort William. […]

Crossing the Clyde to Puck’s Glen

A chance discovery A big Friday blow out resulted the discovery of the Gourock to Hunter’s Quay Ferry and the stunning Puck’s Glen in the Argyll Forest. I had big plans for the weekend. However this also coincided with a night out with work colleagues and many false promises that I should go home for […]