Star turn in chance meeting on Aberlour street

David poses with Lisa Garden, her son Leon and friend Struan plus Louise Stromach (pic: Lisa Garden)

One of Scotland’s most celebrated actors was in Moray this week as he continued following in the footsteps of legendary broadcaster Tom Weir.

David Hayman was spotted in Aberlour filming at the Walker’s Shortbread factory – and was only too happy to pose for pictures with excited locals.

The 66-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic career as one of Scotland’s finest acting talents. Born in Glasgow, David has starred alongside Pierce Brosnan, Bruce Willis and Kevin Spacey but is perhaps best known for his leading role as Chief Inspector Michael Walker in the long-running crime thriller ‘Trial and Retribution’.

More recently keen walker David has been following in Tom Weir’s footsteps, revisiting the communities throughout Scotland that Weir travelled in his famous 1970’s and 1980’s series.

Speaking about the series David said: “During the making of this programme I have got to visit some of the most beautiful places in Scotland and met some fascinating people along the way.

“I said that this would be a very challenging and exciting project it was both, and an honour to travel in the footsteps of the icon that is Tom Weir.”

In Aberlour David chatted with Lisa Garden and her seven-year-old son Leon, his friend Struan Robb and Louise Stromach before posing for photographs.

Lisa said: “He is such a nice, genuine guy – my son was delighted at meeting him and knew exactly who he was.”

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