Wonderful statute on Tom Weir. He was was a writer and broadcaster on Scotland’s great outdoors for over 50 years and died in 2006.

His very popular TV series Weir’s Way ran between 1976 and 1987 and still gets aired from time to time in whole or as part of other outdoor series. He also wrote for the Scots Magazine for almost 50 years.

Tom was awarded Lifetime Achievement Eagle Award from the British Outdoor Guild of Travel Writers. He was also the first recipient of the John Muir Award for Lifetime Achievement.

An active campaigner for the protection of the Scottish environment and in particular his beloved Loch Lomond where he became a founding member and Honorary Vice-President of the Friends of Loch Lomond when the independent conservation body was formed in 1978. He lived for many years with his wife, Rhona at Gartocharn at the southern end of Loch Lomond where she was Head Teacher at the local primary school.

Link to piece on Friends of Loch Lomond web site.