Weir's Way

48 episodes

Series following climber, author and broadcaster Tom Weir as he travels around Scotland exploring its landscape, natural history and meeting its people.

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  • Climber, author and broadcaster Tom Weir explores the history of Alexander Selkirk, a real-life Robinson Crusoe, who chose voluntary exile from his birthtown of Largo.

  • Tom Weir visits Anstruther, part of the Royal Burgh of Kilrenny. A place where the past is always present and the language of the people seems not to have changed.

  • A first for Tom Weir as he brings us a show from a town, and an English one at that. Celebrating it's 500th year under English rule, Berwick-Upon-Tweed had previously been Scottish.

  • In this episode Tom Weir visits Braes O'Mar on the edge of one of the biggest wilderness areas in Scotland. A place passed through by untold thousands every summer.

  • Tom visits Breadalbane - "The Heights of Alba". A country where history has been hammered out and along its course, the history of Scotland can be traced over 500 years.

  • Colliestown was noted for a special delicacy of sundried Haddock grilled in butter, and one man who was very fond of them was Lawrence of Arabia, who lived here for two years.

  • Kincardineshire is the focus of this episode. It's been called "The Fatherland of Robert Burns" because his Grandfather farmed just inland from here, near Stonehaven.

  • Tom Weir tours the Oban line from Crianlarich, a renowned journey that occupies a special place in his heart as it is home to the first mountains he ever climbed.

  • Since Pictish times "Dunnotar" has meant "the fort in the Highland low country". In this episode, climber and author Tom Weir explores the history of its splendidly positioned castle.

  • Tom Weir visits Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, the most studied volcano in the world and where the very beginnings of geology were laid by Edinburgh geologist James Hutton.

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