All Tom Weir Posts


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 […]

People February 1, 2016

Tom Weir | Trossachs To Kintyre

  There is a very special kind of winter day when suddenly the countryside has a spring look. Everything seems to have a shine on it: beech bark, silver birch, […]

People January 25, 2016

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 […]

People January 20, 2016

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 […]

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 […]

People December 23, 2015

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 […]

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 […]

People December 18, 2015

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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