Islands

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Islands March 20, 2016

Tom Weir | Old Friends And New Islands

Back on board the trusty Mysie, Tom Weir, Iain Smart and Graham Tiso took a trip round the lesser-known islands of the Inner Hebrides To a yachtsman a first-time landing on an […]

Islands February 15, 2016

Tom Weir | Shetland Folk

In the second in his 1979 two-parter on Shetland, Tom Weir got to know a few of the locals and heard of their history I am sure it is true […]

Islands February 8, 2016

Tom Weir | The Shetland Way

  The oil, the seabirds, and the joining of Norse and Scots heritage… Here, indeed, was wonderful luck — a spring-like morning of soft sunshine and we were booked in […]

Islands January 10, 2016

Tom Weir | Island of Looms

  In his last column from 1978, Tom Weir follows the history of Harris Tweed and supported the creation of the Friends of Loch Lomond group… It’s many a year […]

Islands December 24, 2015

Tom Weir | On Top Of The Bass

A visit to the Bass Rock for Tom Weir was full of the tales of witches and escaped prisoners – and, of course, the cries of gannets… To make a landing on […]

Islands December 23, 2015

Tom Weir | Islands and Highlands

No matter even if it was a dreary day, chilly and with grey clouds solidly down on the hills of Harris, Iain and I were having the pleasure of sailing […]

Islands December 15, 2015

Focus Follow Up: Cramond Island

In our January issue the “Focus On” spotlight is on Edinburgh, with 8 pages dedicated to exploring the alternative attractions of Scotland’s capital We concentrated to attractions in the city centre, or […]

Islands November 13, 2015

Tom Weir | Scotland In Miniature

Returning to the isle he worked the harvest fields on before the war, Tom Weir delighted in the fascinating history – and future – of Arran in 1978 “A fine day […]

Islands October 21, 2015

The Fairies of Skye

Our guest blogger Nicola found herself bewitched by the scenery on her first visit to Skye I’ve had a busy few weeks since I last wrote for you. I’ve just returned home from three […]

Islands October 2, 2015

Tom Weir | Three Men In A Boat

Tom Weir braved the rough and open sea with a couple of friends in order to fully explore the smaller Hebridean isles… “There’s nothing quite like being on the sea at night in a […]

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