All Tom Weir Posts


People July 17, 2016

Tom Weir | Seton Gordon

In September of 1976 Tom Weir caught up with the doyen of Scottish naturalists, Seton Gordon YOU never know who you’ll meet on the Skye ferry. In this case it […]

People July 10, 2016

Tom Weir | To Wild Places (I)

I WAS very sorry to miss a visit from my Lancashire friend Stan Bradshaw recently. The note he had slipped through the door told his own story:   “Called at […]

People July 3, 2016

Tom Weir | Sutherland’s Law (III)

Part three of Tom Weir’s column on the crofting life and those who have returned to it     I’d like you to meet Mrs Katharine Stewart who wrote a book about crofting in […]

People June 23, 2016

Tom Weir | Sutherland’s Law (I)

In the summer of 1980, Tom Weir went to meet a man whose journey to work is a daily adventure I had an intriguing letter not long ago from a place I […]

People June 23, 2016

Tom Weir | Sutherland’s Law (II)

Part Two of a glimpse into Gordon Sutherland’s crofting life – lived on his own terms     I volunteered to do the cooking while Gordon lit the fire and finished […]

People June 14, 2016

Tom Weir | Secrets of the Muir

The 60-70 tonne Auld Wives Lift stones were ones Tom Weir had passed many times, but he had never thought to look closer until a professor from the University of […]

People June 13, 2016

Tom Weir | Countrywide (III)

From Peterhead to Kintyre, Tom was always keen to protect the wild Scottish landscape from man’s exploitation Farther east across the country comes a different kind of threat, this time to […]

People June 5, 2016

Tom Weir | In All Kinds Of Weather

The spring of 1976 wasn’t the best for weather, but from Braemar to Banchory, and from Bearsden to Bridge of Cally, there was no snow, ice or rain that could […]

People May 31, 2016

Tom Weir | Countrywide (I)

  Two worlds. The long: peninsula of Kintyre with its dairy cattle and sheep on the headlands above the sea, was green and springlike, while the Arran hills were Alpine […]

People May 10, 2016

Tom Weir | Dear Tom…

ONE of the most pleasant things about travelling around Scotland as much as I do, is the number of Scots Magazine readers I meet. This has given me a chance […]

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