Tom Weir statue unveiled on shores of Loch Lomond

 

A statue of popular countryside broadcaster Tom Weir has been unveiled on the shores of Loch Lomond.

Funds were raised to erect the bronze statue of the "Weir's Way" star at Balmaha Bay to mark 100 years on from his birth.

Hundreds of people, many wearing red bobble hats in tribute to Mr Weir's signature toorie, joined his 94-year-old widow Rhona at the ceremony.

Broadcaster, writer and climber Mr Weir died in 2006 aged 91.

As well as presenting Weir's Way between 1976 and 1987, he wrote a monthly feature in the Scots Magazine for about 50 years.

A public appeal raised more than £70,000 for the raising of the statue, which includes a redevelopment of the existing picnic area.

Mr and Mrs Weir lived in Gartocharn at the southern end of the loch for many years.

 

 

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