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David Hayman to retrace Tom Weir’s way in new tv show

The Scottish rambler and writer Tom Weir - wearing his trademark bobble hat - at Queen Elizabeth Park, Aberfoyle. Picture taken in September 1993.

The Scottish rambler and writer Tom Weir - wearing his trademark bobble hat - at Queen Elizabeth Park, Aberfoyle. Picture taken in September 1993.

Tom Weir, one of Scotland’s best loved walkers and broadcasters, is to be honoured in a new STV series that charts his success.

On Weir’s Way with David Hayman will be shown later in the year and is currently being filmed in locations across Scotland including Applecross, Crianlarich to Oban, Torridon and Loch Maree.

The outdoor enthusiast from Gartocharn was a regular fixture on television with his long running popular Weir’s Way programmes from 1976 to 1987.

The new series follows revered Scottish actor and broadcaster David Hayman as he journeys through some of the most stunning parts of Scotland once explored by Weir.

To commemorate 100 years since the birth of Tom Weir and almost 30 years since he was last on screen with Weir’s Way, David Hayman will follow in Tom’s footsteps exploring the communities that contribute to Scotland’s unique and beautiful rural environment and see now much it has changed over the last three decades.

David Hayman said: “This will be a very challenging and exciting project for me. To travel our beautiful country, following in the footsteps of that wonderful and loveable man Tom Weir would put a smile on anyone’s face and a spring in every step.

“I’m looking forward to an adventure full of interesting people and breathtaking landscapes. I can’t wait.”

Elizabeth Partyka, deputy director of channels at STV, said: “Tom Weir was a much loved face on STV and we are often asked for repeats of his hugely popular series from the 70s and 80s. In each programme, Tom went on a personal journey to explore parts of rural Scotland and On Weir’s Way with David Hayman will revisit some of these areas with well known Scottish faces joining David along the way. This is a great opportunity to see how Scotland’s countryside has changed.”

 

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