Tom Weir, plus fours and a wee wooly hat.

Originally published at The Apochrypha. Please leave any comments there.

I’ve been looking back through the stats for this blog over the last week and its the same few pages that keep getting hit.About 90% of them are being stumbled but I keep getting hits from Google about Tom Weir.

It’s strange that the man who helped kickstart my love of my homeland, aside from my English granddad, when I was a young boy keeps coming back. Whats even stranger is that if you search on Google for him my site is nowhere near the top of the list.

Anyway for those that don’t have a clue who he is Tom Weir was a Scottish climber, author, photographer and broadcaster who’s Weir’s Way made him a household name throughout the 70’s and 80’s in Scotland. I could go on for ages about his accomplishments but a few people have done it far better than I could. His wooly hat and plus fours were almost like a trademark for him and its the first thing most people think of when you mention his name, even before his TV shows.

To end this post I’ll leave you with a song by Aberfeldy





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