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STV TO MAKE NEW SERIES FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF WEIR’S WAY

Filming has started on a brand new STV series that follows in the footsteps of Scotland’s best loved walker and broadcaster Tom Weir.

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

STV broadcast the hugely popular Weir’s Way programmes from 1976 to 1987 and 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 Tom Weir.

To commemorate 100 years since the birth of Tom Weir and almost 30 years since he was 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.

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 and, we believe, a fitting tribute to Tom Weir.”

On Weir’s Way with David Hayman revisits the places and meets some of the people that Tom met in those first episodes, whilst investigating how the environment has changed. He will also have the opportunity to meet some of the new residents that have moved there since Tom’s visit. From fishing to foresting, David will engage first-hand in the daily life of the outdoors.

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