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Cameron, Una May (1904–1987), mountaineer, was born at Rutherford House, West Linton, Peeblesshire, Scotland, on 6 May 1904, one of twin girls, the daughter of Ewen Cameron, landed proprietor, and his wife, Jeanie Dewar. The family was Scottish by descent, and its fortune was based on whisky. In adulthood this wealth enabled ...

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William Wilson Naismith (1856–1935) by unknown photographer Alpine Club Photo Library, London

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Naismith, William Wilson (1856–1935), mountaineer, was born on 28 February 1856 at 26 Muir Street, Hamilton, the elder of the two children of William Naismith, physician, and his wife, Mary Anne Murray. As someone who always yearned for the outdoors, he was encouraged to explore the local countryside at an early age. At his father's instigation, at the age of four he was carried on high to look down on the hills of ...

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Weir, Thomas [Tom] (1914–2006), mountaineer, naturalist, and broadcaster, was born on 29 December 1914 at 310 Springburn Road, Glasgow, the youngest of the four children of Thomas Weir (1887–1916), engine fitter, and his wife, Jeanie (1887–1960), daughter of Alexander Davidson. Tom Weir—he used the diminutive form of his name almost exclusively—was born into a family of railway workers employed in the ...