Outdoor groups will benefit from a share of more than £½m left by broadcaster Tom Weir, who died last year.

Most of his £586,273 was left to his widow Rhona Dickson, but the John Muir Trust will benefit to the tune of £5,000 and the Friends of Loch Lomond will receive £2,000.

The woolly-hatted mountaineer who, in 1952, was one of the first mountaineers to explore the previously closed regions of Nepal, was best known for his long-running Weir’s Way on STV. He was the first recipient of the John Muir Trust’s lifetime achievement award in 2000.

Nigel Hawkins, chief executive of the trust, said the bequest would be used in the preservation of the Scottish mountains.

Tom Weir, who was 91 when he died, was awarded the MBE and was chosen as Scottish Television Personality of the Year. He was a founding member of the Friends of Loch Lomond.