Thomas "Tom" Weir MBE
(December 29, 1914 - July 6, 2006)
was a Scottish climber, author and broadcaster. He was best known for his long-running television series Weir's Way.
Weir became a pioneering campaigner for the protection of the Scottish environment, and wrote a column for The Scots Magazine for over 50 years. From 1976â€“1987, he hosted the Scottish Television series Weir's Way, meeting the people of Scotland, exploring the landscape and its natural history. When STV repeated the series during the late night slot from the mid 1990s to the early 2000s it managed to archive 30% audience share.
Weir won the Scottish Television 'Personality of the Year Award' in 1976. He was appointed MBE in 1976. He lived in Gartocharn and in 2000 he was awarded the inaugural John Muir Lifetime Achievement Award by the John Muir Trust in recognition of his environmental work. He is also celebrated in the song "Tom Weir" written by Edinburgh musician Sandy Wright and performed by the band Aberfeldy. More recently, L. Pierre wrote an ambient instrumental song, "Weir's Way", featured on his album, "Dip".
Weir was buried on 17 July 2006 in Kilmaronock Parish Church, near Drymen. He was buried in the same plot as the ashes of his sister Molly.