Sunday, 31 July 2011

10 Happy Paddlers completed their 4-Day Journey on River Spey.

Happy group of 10 paddlers arrived at Moray Firth this afternoon after 4 great days journeying on River Spey.  All already talking of doing it again next year.

Camping at Ballindalloch Railway Station.

Camped Friday night at the once prosperous (closed in 60's by Beeching cuts) Ballindalloch Railway Station where today a tree is to be planted in memory of Peter Mitchell Ballindalloch's last Station Master.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Thursday, 28 July 2011

The latest 4 Day Spey Journey on the River Spey, Newtonmore, Strathspey.

First day of another 4 day Spey Journey with a lovely group organised by Willie Gibson.  For Willie & his friend Nick MacDonald this is their 11th descent with me.

Newtonmore Doctors on the River Spey

Yesterday was a wonderful day on an upper section of the lovely Spey above Newtonmore, with doctors and support staff from local GP's practice. Blue skies and warm sunshine ~ so warm some said capsize was a bonus!!

Monday, 25 July 2011

Girlie Gathering at The Beeches in Newtonmore, Scotland

Congratulations Kate & Andrew getting married Oct. at Lennoxlove, E. Lothian Kate looked simply stunning last weekend in her 'practice' brides-veil at her very special, pre-nuptial 'Girlie Gathering' here at The Beeches ~ A great time was had by all the young ladies ~ that includes the Mums!

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Macaulay Cup Semi Final 23rd July - Newtonmore won 2 - 1 Kingussie

Beautiful day at The Eilan ~ Newtonmore's Shinty Field ~ where this afternoon, Newtonmore won 2 -1 over arch-rivals Kingussie in the 2011 Macaulay Cup Semi Final.


Thursday, 21 July 2011

Don't ye just love Summer Shinty ;-)

Great photograph here from Tina Marshall ~ pictorially describing perfectly why last Saturday's Newtonmore vs Kingussie, Macaullay Cup Semi-final had to be abandoned ;-( 
 Now being replayed this Saturday ~ July 23rd, 2.30pm 

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Fun & Enhanced Learning First Aid Course with Dave Craig.

Delivering another 2-day first aid course for 12 clients involved in outdoor pursuits including ~ ski instructors and ski area staff, windsurfing coach and mountaineering . Lovely, sunny afternoon out in The Beeches garden ~ students thoroughly enjoyed and felt they benefited from the realistic, hands-on outdoor scenarios, designed to enhance learning and aid memory retention ~ and it's fun!!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Search for the Newtonmore Wildcats by our Chinese family residents.

River Spey rising steadily with heavy rain presently falling in her Strath. However, undaunted lovely Chinese family staying with us at The Beeches, have gone out in search of the Newtonmore Wildcats ~ 110 brightly painted, life-size 'wildcats' placed around the village ~ the hunt proving to be a challenge and joy for 'children' of all ages."