‘Highland Emergency’- I become a fan…

For the last few Friday nights, part of my collapse from work has involved watching this programme

My preocupation might relate to my own recent reason to be thankful for the professionalism of these men and women who provide an emergency rescue service accross the wild hills and waters of Scotland.

In watching this programme, I have been more aware of how dangerous some of the conditions they fly into are. Tonight’s episode saw Rescue 177, the Royal Navy Sea King from HMS Gannett that picked me up, almost crashing into Ben Cruachan in strong down drafts- which left the crew shaking and shocked.

Brave men. People whose actions are worth celebrating.

And (for me at least!) compulsive TV. Often filmed in the landscape that is so familiar- the wildness of Argyll and the west coast.

Here’s an episode from you tube…