The Reunion

We’re all back in Scotland now. Most of us have assembled in Broughty Ferry and Dundee, and we’re ready to go. It’s been a long time coming. It’s a 6am departure tomorrow to get to Milngavie for a nine o’clock start. A number of us had a pre-Hike dinner on Monday in one of our …

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An Eight Month Journey

When we start the 1,000 Years Hike on 26th May, eight months will have passed since Stuart’s funeral. That was when we decided to form Stu’s Band of Brothers and Walk the Way in his memory. It’s been quite a journey, literally and figuratively, and each of us has approached it in his own way. …

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Stu’s Desert Island Discs

In the days before Stuart passed away, Ian and he spent time talking about their shared love of music, and concerts they had attended.

The Prostate Cancer Memorial

The Prostate Cancer Memorial is a touring remembrance sculpture dedicated to the men lost to prostate cancer. It is in London Bridge Station for another couple of days before moving to Nottingham Railway Station from 2 February until 19 April. Stuart’s name can be seen clearly in the fourth row from the bottom, second from …

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Stuart’s Funeral

Today was Stuart’s funeral. Due to lockdown, travelling distances, etc., it was the first time for ages some of us had met up, and we couldn’t possibly have envisaged it would be under such sad, desperate circumstances. We knew he had been ill, but I’m not sure most of us realised quite how ill until …

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