The name of this blog has been known to upset and offend – particularly those who have never heard of Trainspotting or Irvine Welsh.
Undoubtedly it’s shite being Scottish is a provocative name for a blog, but it has to be understood in context. It has only ever been my intention to amuse, entertain and encourage, never deliberately to upset or offend.
So if you feel your hackles rising, please do not jump to conclusions or rush to judgement. Read about the blog here and about why it is called it’s shite being Scottish here.
Otherwise, jump in anywhere and enjoy!
Munros since diagnosis #173 and #174
11:00 – A’ Bhuidheanach Bheag (M240), 3071ft, 936m
13:00 – Carn a Caim (M233), 3087ft, 941m Continue reading “The two most boring Munros?”
According to the eponymous tradition of Scottish philosophy, common sense refers to an ability to perceive the properties or qualities of objects using separate sensory modalities. The classic example is the cubeness of a cube being both a visual and a tactile experience – we can both see and feel that it is a cube. The common sense is that which makes it thus possible for vision to confirm touch and vice versa. It is the basis of learning directly to perceive higher orders of abstraction than raw sensory experience and using these to navigate about complex environments. Continue reading “Always living with(out) cancer”
My great grandfather was a notorious hunter of wild birds, with a passion both overwhelming and devious. Continue reading “Canned hunting”
Munros since diagnosis #171 and #172
12:30 – Ben Starav (M063), 3537ft, 1078m
14:30 – Beinn nan Aighenan (M196) 3150ft, 960m
Continue reading “Biting off more than I can chew”
One of the first symptoms of prostate cancer is lower back pain, which is of course a symptom of so much else besides that prostate cancer is the last that will come to mind if suddenly it flares up.
Continue reading “The first symptoms”
13:00 – Ben Vorlich (M229), 3094ft, 943m
Time was running out to maintain my record of climbing a Munro a month, which has been running since the start of 2017.
Continue reading “My first Weegie Munro”