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Saturday, June 18th 2016

Weirfest 2016

11:00 - 16:00

Weirfest 2016, Scotland’s Red Toorie Hat Festival, takes place on Saturday 18 June 2016, beside the broadcaster’s iconic statue at scenic Balmaha Bay on Loch Lomondside.

The event takes place on Saturday 18 June 2016 from 11am to 4pm and admission is free.

An exhibition and launch of a new Loch Lomond Wonderland booklet featuring the work of local schoolchildren, and the story of Scotland’s most-loved mountain man, Tom Weir, are the latest addition to the day’s festivities.

There will also be some steamboats present in Balmaha Bay, including the impressive 21-foot steam launch Bunnahabhain, with an opportunity to try your hand at traditional woodcraft whittling sticks with the Green Aspirations demonstration team.

Other attractions include wildlife and toorie hat competitions, treasure trails and much more. 

The National Trust for Scotland and RSPB will also have stands and catering is being provided by the team from the award winning Oak Tree Inn.

More than 50 musicians are preparing to play at the statue site as part of a family fun day.

The line-up includes acoustic guitarist David Allison, locally based Scottish alternative blues singer and songwriter Dave Arcari, veteran folk singer and broadcaster Jimmie MacGregor, the popular Scottish minstrel Alistair MacDonald and the colourful Loch Lomond Ukulele Orchestra.

For more information go to the Tom Weir Memorial Facebook page.