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> Tom Weir Died Yesterday, At the grand age of 91!
post 8th Jul 2006, 05:19pm
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Here you are Leen - - a wee bit pricey, but worth every penny. I'll borrow it if you buy it!. biggrin.gif
Theres even a song about Tom 'King of the Anoraks'

Mountaineering Melodies 25: Tom Weir

Tom Weir, Tom Weir
Plus-fours and a wee woolly hat.
Three cheers for Tom Weir
Tom Weir, king of the anoraks the anoraks the anoraks
The anoraks the anoraks the anoraks.

Tom Weir, balladeer, musketeer, always up for the crack.
Three cheers, Tom Weir
Tom Weir, king of the anoraks...

His trousers indicated
he was sadly dislocated
from the future.
Discussing history
with a Weegie
or a Fifer or a Teuchter.

Free beer for Tom Weir
Tom Weir and his wee canvas sack.
Three cheers, Tom Weir
Tom Weir king of the anoraks...

His red nose manifested
many years had been invested
in the bevvy (hic).
From Eigg to Rum and Coll
with double single malt and a wee heavy.

Free gear for Tom Weir
Tom Weir and his wee woolly hat.
Three cheers, Tom Weir
Tom Weir, king of the anoraks the anoraks the anoraks
The anoraks the anoraks the anoraks
The anoraks the anoraks the anoraks
The anoraks the anoraks the anoraks.

'Tom Weir', Aberfeldy, 2005. Rough Trade RTRADSCD218
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post 8th Jul 2006, 05:22pm
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Hi Leen, the set of DVD's is available through a few of the online bookstores...set of five for around £36 in UK.....definately worth 'weirs way' and they all come up...

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails...
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post 11th Jul 2006, 03:54pm
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I learned a lot from this man and his love of Scotland that came across through his Books and TV Programme.
May He rest peacefully.

Ach you know it really diz touch yir heart when the Folk yi grew up watching on the television in yir Livingroom at Hame in Glesga pass away.
Thanks for all yi taught me Mr. Weir. Yi brought the rest of Scotland to oor hoose in Govan.

Bless You.

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post 11th Jul 2006, 05:48pm
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rab they did repeat his programme but it was through the night when most people are sleeping,

i always take it for granted that fact that i can jump in my car and drive up north, there is nothing that can beat driving through glen coe it is mystical and magical, where we go (ardnamurchan) is the nicest place i have ever seen, i wish i was there right now, thats me away to greet noo rolleyes.gif

Slàinte mhor a h-uile là a chi 's nach fhaic
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post 1st Sep 2015, 10:45pm
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60,000 visitors flock to Tom Weir statue in Loch Lomond

60,000 people have visited a statue dedicated to broadcaster, author and outdoors enthusiast Tom Weir.

The tribute to the presenter, best known for his long-running show Weir's Way, was installed eight months ago at Balmaha Bay on the east side of Loch Lomond.

Work is now under way to expand the site with new picnic tables and six memorial benches, with funding of £21,000 secured for the improvements. It includes money from Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs and Love Loch Lomond, representing local businesses.

James Fraser, chairman of the Friends of Lomond and The Trossachs, said: “We are pleased the statue is proving to be so popular and is helping to strengthen the visitor appeal of Balmaha.

"It has become a real focal point at Balmaha Bay due to the work we have undertaken in partnership with the Tom Weir Memorial Group, with the support of the general public, who have made generous donations, and funding from a range of other sources.'' ...

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post 2nd Sep 2015, 12:35pm
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GG am I wrong but I read a report that the bronze statue of Tom Weir at Balmaha was to commemorate what would have been his 100th birthday but that he died in 2006 aged 91 years?????
I know about the statue because my niece in Glasgow was involved.
I was born and raised in Springburn so have known about Molly Weir many years, Tom later on from his rambles in and around Loch Lomond on tv show.
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