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Tom Weir | In Winter Hills

    The radio news sounded grim for travellers; warnings of black ice in the Lowlands ; Highland roads difficult with overnight snow and drifting expected… Sitting at home looking […]

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Tom Weir | Ailnack Gorges and Beyond

  In his first article of 1979, Tom Weir hikes through the Gorges of the Ailnack, gets caught up in controversy surrounding the Lochnagar corrie, and discovers a very unusual cairn… IT […]

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Branching Out

There are few people I find as awe inspiring as Alan Watson Featherstone, founder of Trees for Life… Having visited him in early 2015 and seen just a fraction of their […]

Islands

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 […]

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Tom Weir’s 1977 Archives

  January 1977: Rob Roy Country February 1977: Days I Won’t Forget March 1977: Murray’s Way April 1977: A Clifftop Walk, The Helicopter Threat, A Village with a Past May […]

Islands

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 […]

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Tom Weir | Off The Beaten Track

Waking up on Loch Tayside and looking on Ben Lawers pin-sharp under crisp billows of white clouds moving over its grey top was to have an immediate feeling of wellbeing, especially […]

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Tom Weir | Life in the Wilderness

  Author and naturalist Mike Tomkies took our Tom eyrie-checking and to experience the life in the wilds… Just now and then you read a book by an adventurous man which […]

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