All Tom Weir Posts


Islands October 2, 2015

Tom Weir | Three Men In A Boat

Tom Weir braved the rough and open sea with a couple of friends in order to fully explore the smaller Hebridean isles… “There’s nothing quite like being on the sea at night in a […]

Islands September 25, 2015

Tom Weir | A Good Life On Gigha

In busy Tarbert, Loch Fyne, you couldn’t buy a fish supper, such was the throng of yachts whose crews had cleaned out the shop. Sunshine and a south-easterly breeze had […]

People September 17, 2015

Tom Weir | Shepherd of Artney

In June 1977, Tom Weir wrote this column for us on his friend, Pat Macnab, a traditional shepherd. It is incredible to think of how much has changed in this […]

People September 11, 2015

Tom Weir | Over the Girth Gate

This week saw the official opening of the Borders Railway, which has been closed for 46 years. How fitting, therefore, that our article from Tom Weir’s 1977 archives concerns the […]

People August 28, 2015

Tom Weir | Murray’s Way

TOM WEIR went to Lochgoilhead in the spring of 1977 to talk to the mountaineering legend W. H. MURRAY about his life of climbing and writing   “… in the […]

People August 21, 2015

Tom Weir | Days I Won’t Forget

Winter arrived in a gale of blattering rain from the south, dying out overnight and trans­forming the roads to ribbons of black ice by morning. Fog lay over the land, […]

People August 13, 2015

Tom Weir | In Rob Roy Country

Tom Weir visited the reservoir that supplied Glasgow with 90,000,000 gallons of water a day in 1976, and opened a Wayfaring Course set in this area at the Queen Elizabeth […]

People August 6, 2015

Tom Weir | The Happy Glen

Exploring in the Grampians, Tom Weir went to meet the people who have chosen to live so remotely in the deceptively sleepy glens where disaster can easily befall the unprepared […]

People July 31, 2015

Tom Weir | A Noble Venture

Scottish Gaelic is a language in decline, but the Hebrides are still Gaelic strongholds, and in 1976, Tom Weir went to Skye to meet some of the people determined to […]

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