All Tom Weir Posts


People December 9, 2015

Tom Weir | In Border Country

In this column Tom discovers the wealth of history and remarkable landscape to stravaig in the Scottish Borders As the roads get faster, that gentle country of the Borders seems […]

People December 2, 2015

Tom Weir | Sailing with the Wind

Perched in the bow in oilskins, woollen gloves on against the cold rain and wind, I wondered if I would survive to Tobermory in the yacht Corryvreckan We had sailed […]

People November 23, 2015

Tom Weir | Source of the Clyde

  Tom Weir travels the River Clyde, from “God’s Treasurehouse” to Glasgow, and considers the different lives played out on its banks through the ages… Crawford derives its name from […]

People November 17, 2015

Tom Weir | A Welcome To The Hills

In the highest village in Scotland Tom Weir explores its mining culture and remarkable engineering sons In the warm light of the mid-morning sun the Nith Valley was looking better than I […]

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 […]

People November 6, 2015

Tom Weir | Sport For Spartans

After a glorious year of skiing in 1977, Tom Weir looks back at the rise of Scottish skiing, and why it’s a completely different beast to continental skiing… The year […]

People October 30, 2015

Tom Weir | Along The Solway

NOW and then comes a day of sheer perfection, when the sun shines from sunrise to sunset, and this was it. I was on the Solway on the estuary of […]

People October 23, 2015

Tom Weir | Talking Point in Argyll

Tom Weir and fellow adventure writer Willie Shand explored glorious Loch Goil – and debate the newly constructed caravan park I didn’t know that Willie Shand was such an early bedder or I […]

People October 16, 2015

Tom Weir | The Hills of Dee

There we were, Adam Watson and myself, watching the sunset gold on the winding Dee from the top of a heathery hill above Glen Dye… Through a gap in the […]

People October 9, 2015

Tom Weir | The Land of Knapdale

Knapdale holds some incredible and ancient secrets – for those who know where to look… The trouble about driving to North Knapdale in brilliant weather is that before you can […]

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