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Weir’s Way: The Highlands and the Hebrides

Synopsis
A series of walks with climber, naturalist and explorer Tom Weir, along the castle walls, perilous cliff sides, lochs and other landscapes that contribute to the life of Scotland. The settings include: Berwick-upon-Tweed, which changed hands between Scotland and England thirteen times; Kincardine, home to the siege resistant Dunnottar Castle; The Breadalbanes, where Black Duncan of the Cowl resided at Finlarig Castle; Royal Deeside, home to Balmoral Castle and Queen Victoria’s retreat Glas allt Shiel; and The Highland Wildlife Park, as well as extensive visits to Lerwick, Nos, Skye, Mingulay, Berneray, Eigg and more.

DVD extras include seven episodes of TEATIME TALES WITH MOLLY WEIR, insightful interludes from the actress who is Tom’s sister.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2008
Year of production
2008
Notes
Broadcast on Grampian Television in December 2004
Subjects
Geography; History
Keywords
local history; Scotland

Credits

Contributor
Tom Weir

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£24.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
262 minutes
Year
2008

Distributor

Name

Acorn Media UK

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Notes
Founded in 1997, Acorn specialises in distributing archival television programmes, predominantly licensed from the BBC and ITV. Sale on DVD and Blu-Ray, in Region 2 PAL format, direct and via retail outlets.

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