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Tom Weir Centenary Celebration at Balmaha

Scottish countryside legend Tom Weir is set to be honoured at a special celebration event at Balmaha Bay, Loch Lomond at 12 noon on Monday, 29th December 2014.

A musical tribute and statue unveiling to mark the centenary of Tom Weir’s birth has been organised, with special guests including well-known outdoor writers and broadcasters Cameron McNeish and Jimmie MacGregor, Scottish minstrel Alistair MacDonald and sculptor Sean Hedges-Quinn.

Tom made a major contribution to introducing generations to Scotland’s great outdoors through his adventures as a climber, writer, broadcaster, naturalist and a pioneering campaigner for the protection of the Scottish environment.

All lovers of the great outdoors are invited to attend this free special celebration at Balmaha Bay, and afterwards at The Oak Tree Inn.

The photo accompanying this article is the spot where the statue will be located.

Attendance at mid-day on Monday 29th December is free and samples of Tom’s favourite brew and snack will be available with donations to the Tom Weir Memorial Fund. Those attending are encouraged to wear Tom’s iconic red and white toorie hats, and they will be available for sale on the day. Sensible outdoor wear is recommended.

Normal public bus services will be available with connections between Balmaha and Balloch. Train services will also run regularly to Balloch.

Bus timetables:

Balloch Bus Stance to Balmaha Car Park: 0959 to reach Balmaha at 1026, or 1129 to reach Balmaha at 1156.

Balmaha Car Park to Balloch Bus Stance: 1330 to reach Balloch Bus Stance at 1358, 1500 to reach Balloch Bus Stance at 1528, or 1630 to reach Balloch Bus Stance at 1658.

Find out more about the progress of work on the Tom Weir statue on The Oak Tree Inn Facebook page or in the Scots Magazine article.

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