Things happen every day, big and small. Together they make our family history, our local history, our country’s history and sometimes they become part of global history.
All of these things happened on 17th August in years gone by.
In 1771 Edinburgh botanist James Robertson makes the first recorded ascent of Ben Nevis
In 1836 Charles Darwin and the Beagle set sail from Brazil for the voyage home.
In 1978 US balloonists, Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, and Larry Newman complete first Transatlantic balloon crossing
In 2009 I went in search of the Loch Ness monster.
Fused with courage and spirit
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