All Tom Weir Posts


People July 23, 2015

Tom Weir | Bound For The Isles

IN a spacious cabin Tom Weir sat with a dram in his hand listening to Iain and Graham describing their voyage from the Isle of Canna… “Aye, it was just the […]

People July 9, 2015

Tom Weir | The Walker’s Wonderland

Tom Weir concludes his two-part portrait of Loch Lomond with visits to lesser-known features that can be reached on foot – and a dramatic tale of canoeing on its changeable […]

People July 2, 2015

Tom Weir | My Loch Lomond

Few men can know Loch Lomond as intimately as Tom Weir who lived by its shores for 17 years. In his columns for our July and August, 1976 issues he […]

People June 26, 2015

Tom Weir | Back To The Hostels

In June, 1976, Tom Weir, a lover of bothys and wild camping, had a change of heart about Youth Hostels. After their warm welcome on a few wild and dreich […]

People June 3, 2015

Tom Weir | Stravaiging The Tops

Stravaig is a great Scots word. You can occasionally hear landowners use it negatively to refer to the “stravaigers” who trample through their fields, but for most – and certainly […]

People May 15, 2015

Tom Weir | Songs of Mingulay

December is perhaps not the best time of year to visit Scotland’s islands, but Tom Weir was never one to turn down an adventure! Here is the report he wrote […]

People May 7, 2015

Tom Weir | The Border Walk

In November, 1975,Tom Weir walked the brand-new 60-mile route across the Kills, roughly along the track of the current Sir Walter Scott Way…   ONE thing my wife and I […]

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