All Tom Weir Posts


People May 2, 2016

Tom Weir | Pine Martens

Part 2 of Tom’s column from February 1980 on the surprising boldness of pine martens Animal behaviour is a very strange thing, as Scots Magazine readers Mr and Mrs James […]

People April 18, 2016

Tom Weir | Memorable Days

Mountains are great for cutting you down to size whatever your experience Len and I thought we knew everything that the Buachaille Etive Mòr can produce, but our old friend […]

People April 11, 2016

Tom Weir | Loch Lomond Glories

The changing seasons and colours around Loch Lomond still amazed Tom Weir, even after 20 years living on its shore IF you were to ask me what has been my […]

Tom Weir April 10, 2016

Fine Walks and Fine Weather

Despite a wet and windy forecast there was sunshine on the rusting bracken and a glow on the alders of the Glen Ample burn roaring among its gloomy “pots” in […]

People April 5, 2016

Land Of Hope And… Golly

“For me it had been a good summer. To be truthful, I can’t really remember a bad one, not in a country like ours that has so many places that […]

Islands March 30, 2016

Tom Weir | Isles of Inspiration

In a trip to the Orkney Isles, Tom Weir clambers around the Old Man of Hoy, and visits a very special resident on North Ronaldsay I have a confession to […]

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 […]

People March 9, 2016

Tom Weir | The Big Ben

Ben Nevis is the highest and most sought-after mountain in Britain, and here Tom Weir gives us an insight into its climbing history, the first assent by wheelbarrow, and some tips for […]

People March 2, 2016

Tom Weir | The Wonder of Wildlife

Regular­ readers of mine will know that I take a walk every morning, and recently I’ve been taking a female companion along— little Nell, a young semi-collie who gives me […]

People February 23, 2016

Tom Weir | Men Of The Trees

Through two hikes 20-odd years apart, Tom Weir illustrates a glen changed forever, and the work of some to return it to its natural state Packing to drive north for Beauly […]

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