Tom Weir was born in Glasgow
in 1914. He served in the Royal Artillery during World War 2, followed by
work for the Ordnance Survey. Tom’s love of Scotland – in particular its
outdoors, led to a career as a climber, writer, photographer and
Weir’s Way began in 1976 on Scottish Television (now stv) and Tom travelled
the country meeting the Scottish people and exploring the landscape and
natural history of Scotland. In 1978, Tom won the Scottish Television
Personality of the Year Award for his work on the Weir’s Way series. Tom was
also a keen environmentalist, which can be seen throughout his programmes.
Tom Weir lived to the age of
91 and is buried in
Parish Church graveyard, West Dunbartonshire.
Tom Weir At 70: Jan 2, 1985
A special interview with one of Scotland's leading TV personalities, Tom
Weir, to celebrate 10 years of Weir's Way and his 70th birthday. Now a
leading author, President of the Scottish Mountaineering Club, he has an MBE
and was Scottish TV Personality of the year 1978. This intimate interview
reveals the real Weir and what brought a wee boy from the Springburn
tenements to have such a passion for the mountains and beautiful scenery of
Weir's Scotland: Tom's
With over 50 years of travel around Scotland, Weir shows us some of his
favourite parts of the country looking at their best. These selections take
us from the North East to South East as he guides us through the beautiful
landscapes rich in history and culture and talks to the local people about
how these areas have changed. Starting in the stunning Glen Affric, moving
to Moidart, the Ballochbuie forest, the island of Mingulay and Loch Tayside
Tom Weir journeys along the West Highland
In '40 Miles of Skye', Tom continues through
Glen Finnan heading west. From the long
running stv programme 'Weir's Way', first
broadcast in 1985.
Learn about Royal Deeside with Tom Weir
Taken from the series 'Weir's Way', we
concentrate on Royal Deeside and its most
famous inhabitant, Balmoral Castle.
Introduced by Tom Weir. First broadcast in
Tom visits a snow-covered Glen Affric. Tom
visits Glen Affric in the central Highlands
of Scotland to discover how such an expanse
of remote land is managed. Originally
broadcast by STV in 1979.
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