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Tom Weir (1914–2006)
Tom Weir (1914–2006)
Tom Weir (1914–2006)
Tom Weir (1914–2006)
Tom Weir (1914–2006)
Tom Weir (1914–2006)
Tom Weir (1914–2006)
Tom Weir (1914–2006)

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A life-size statue of the broadcaster, mountaineer, and conservationist, represented in outdoor clothes with a bobble hat for which he was famous. The statue leans against a wall with his knapsack against his feet and he wears binoculars around his neck.

Date

2014

Medium

bronze

Accession number

G63_GB_S005

Acquisition method

commissioned by the Friends of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs and the Wom Weir Statue Campaign

Work type

Statue

Owner

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Headquarters

Custodian

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Headquarters

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

28th December 2014

Access

at all times

Inscription description

TOM WEIR MBE / (29 December,1914-6 July, 2006) / "Scotland's Most Loved Mountain Man" / a tribute in memory of Tom's major contribution to introducing generations to Scotland's great outdoors / through his adventures as a climber, writer, broadcaster, naturalist and pioneering campaigner for the / protection of the Scottish environment. / This memorial was unveiled to mark the centenary of Tom Weir's birth at a special celebration on / 29 December, 2014 by Cameron McNeish and Jimmie MacGregor MBE in the presence of Tom's widow / Rhona and hundreds of lovers of the Scottish countryside. Memorial Sculptor: Sean Hedges-Quinn. / The Memorial and Viewpoint has been made possible by a fundraising appeal led by the Tom Weir Memorial Group, the generous / donations of the people from Scotland and around the world as well as many sponsors, including Rhona Weir, STV, DC Thomson / Alexander Fraser Electrical, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Stirling Council and the Friends of Loch Lomond and / The Trossachs. Landscaping & site management: Alexander Fraser, Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha. Tel: 01360 870 357 / Friends of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs / Protect - Promote - Provide / TOM WEIR STATUE CAMPAIGN / TOGETHER WE CAN BUILD IT


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Located at

B837, Balmaha

G63 0AH