Snow Falls On Tom Weir Statue

A snowy Tom Weir statue looks across Loch Lomond. Photo by Paul Saunders Photography

We suspect our favourite mountain man would have smiled to see his statue at Balmaha, Loch Lomond, covered in snow – a layer Tom Weir must often have donned as he hiked across Scotland.

Through his adventures as a climber, writer, broadcaster, naturalist and as a pioneering campaigner for the protection of the Scottish environment, Tom made a major contribution to introducing generations to Scotland’s great outdoors.

Tom’s popular TV series Weir’s Way ran between 1976 and 1987 and has been frequently re-run over the past 27 years, as well as inspiring the recent STV series ‘On Weir’s Way’.

Tom  had a monthly feature in the Scots Magazine for around 50 years – and, very aptly, his statue was unveiled by fellow Scots Magazine writer, Cameron McNeish, and his widow Rhona Weir, on December 29, 2015, exactly 100 years after Tom was born.