Tom Weir at Balmaha

The Tom Weir Centenary Statue at Balmaha

One hundred years ago, on 29th December 1914, Tom Weir was born in the Springburn district of Glasgow.  To celebrate his work as writer, climber and broadcaster a statue has been erected in Balmaha, on the east bank of Loch Lomond.  Cast in bronze, it’s relaxed and lifelike and in a beautiful setting.  It’s a fitting tribute to a man who did so much to bring Scotland’s great outdoors to the fore.

With hills to climb, islands to explore and the West Highland Way running by, Balmaha is a lovely spot to spend a day. The Oak Tree Inn provides good food and comfortable surroundings, there’s a shop and the National Park Visitor Centre. Take the mail boat out to the islands, climb Conic Hill, cycle to Rowardennan or just stroll along the shore of Loch Lomond – you’ll not be disappointed.

And give Tom a nod of thanks as you go by – he deserves it!

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Oak Tree Inn and Tom Weir