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Rhona Weir has passed away – widow of Tom Weir

It always seems to be the same – whenever I am not watching closely, or have to be offline for a few days, THAT’S when something noteworthy happens, and I’m late in noting it. This sad item was waiting for me…

Rhona Weir, widow of broadcaster and naturalist Tom Weir, has died at the age of 97.

Tom Weir died in 2006.

There was an apparently official YouTube channel with all the Weir’s Way programmes available, but it appears to have been taken down, and this is the closest I could find.

A statue to Mr Weir was unveiled at in 2014, at Balmaha on the banks of Loch Lomond, marked the 100th anniversary of his birth.

More recently, in 2016, a garden in the couple’s honour was opened, also on Loch Lomondside, overlooking Balmaha.

Appropriately, the couple had met on a bus while Mr Weir was on the way back from a climbing meet in Glen Coe, and moved to the village of Gartocharn in 1959, where Mrs Weir lived the rest of her life.

Via: Rhona Weir, widow of broadcaster Tom Weir, dies

Rhona Weir - BBC Image

Rhona Weir – BBC Image


June 6, 2017 - Posted by | Civilian | , ,

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