Weirfest chalks up another successful day
Jun19

Weirfest chalks up another successful day

THE sun shone and crowds flocked to Balmaha’s  Tom Weir’s Rest site yesterday (Saturday 18 June) for the second annual Weirfest. Visitors and locals of all ages enjoyed an afternoon of activities and live entertainment. The G63.scot photographers were on hand to give you a flavour of the day…click the thumbnails below for bigger versions and to scroll through our photo...

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Balmaha stage set for Saturday’s Weirfest family fun day
Jun13

Balmaha stage set for Saturday’s Weirfest family fun day

A PACKED programme of live music will entertain festival goers at this Saturday’s  (18 June)  Weirfest in Balmaha from 11am to 4pm. The line up includes ground breaking acoustic guitarist David Allison; alternative blues singer/songwriter Dave Arcari; veteran folk singer and broadcaster Jimmie MacGregor; popular Scottish minstrel Alistair MacDonald and the colourful Loch Lomond Ukulele Orchestra. As well as live entertainment,...

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Garden launch marks completion of Balmaha tourist attraction
Apr30

Garden launch marks completion of Balmaha tourist attraction

THE SKIES cleared and sun shone on Balmaha for this afternoon’s (Saturday 30 April) formal opening of Tom and Rhona’s Mountain Garden beside the East Loch Lomond village’s Tom Weir statue. Actor, US National Park ambassador and John Muir impersonator Lee Stetson, and Scots Magazine editor Richard Wright opened the garden with Tom Weir’s widow Rhona. The garden – designed by landscape specialist and Scottish...

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Boost for Tom Weir’s Rest
Dec13

Boost for Tom Weir’s Rest

VISITORS to Balmaha will soon learn more about the rich cultural and natural heritage wonders of Loch Lomond thanks to a £10,000 boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).  The Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs’ £20,000 project  is also being funded with contributions from the National Park Authority and the Friends. The Friends plan to share information on, and stimulate interest in, Loch Lomond’s heritage through...

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Further improvements at Tom Weir’s Rest
Sep08

Further improvements at Tom Weir’s Rest

NEW picnic tables and memorial benches are just some of the latest improvements at Tom Weir’s Rest picnic area in Balmaha thanks to a £21,000 boost from the Friends of Loch Lomond and Love Loch Lomond. The site beside the popular Tom Weir statue – which has attracted around 60,ooo visitors since it was unveiled eight months ago – is also being enhanced by new stone walling and improved access through widening of the pavement...

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