Snow Falls On Tom Weir Statue

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.