Tag: Coastguard

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Oban volunteer coastguard Iain Mackinnon, who has gone clean-shaven for the first time in more than three decades, has raised over £2,000 in memory of a colleague

Close shave for charity

Oban volunteer coastguard Iain Mackinnon started his beard-growing challenge from a short trim back in October and just before he had it shaved off last week in aid of cancer Research UK – the longest hair was measuring at least four inches long.

January ends with a flurry of activity for Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team

The substantial helicopter activity around Ben Nevis at the weekend, however, has  drawn a complaint of excessive disturbance with one local resident claiming that on one of the weekend’s rescues, the Coastguard helicopter flew low over his house no less that 28 times until the early hours of the morning.