Thursday 24 January 2019

Adam Watson R.I.P.

Today the sad news of the death of Adam Watson was announced. Mountaineer, naturalist, conservationist, writer, expert on the Cairngorms Adam Watson has been a key figure in the Scottish outdoors field for many decades.

I never met him personally but I did attend a number of events at which he spoke. I particularly remember a rally in Glen Feshie protesting about the way the then owner was mismanaging the estate. Adam Watson have a fiery speech packed with passion and intellectual rigour.

His books are key for anyone wishing to understand the Cairngorms. I have several of them, my favourite being his SMC Guide, which I refer to often. I'll be reading it tonight.

For a much longer detailed account of Adam Watson's life and importance see this excellent piece by Bob Reid. 

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