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Mountain Bothies Association


A recipient of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the Mountain Bothies Association is a charity which maintains about 100 shelters in some of the remoter parts of Great Britain.

With the permission and support of the owners, these shelters are unlocked and are available for anyone to use. All of our maintenance activities are carried out by volunteers. We welcome new members who want to support our work, either by attending work parties or by contributing financially through subscriptions and donations.


MBA 2017 Calendar now available to order.  Download an order form here

ALSO STILL AVAILABLE! Mountain Bothies - Celebrating 50 Years of the MBA

The book costs £10 per copy including postage and packaging. All profits from its sale will go towards furthering the work of the Association. 
Please make cheques payable to the Mountain Bothies Association and send to the address noted on the link below. Or click on the link below to find out how to pay electronically.
Available here

Want to attend a work party?

You will be very welcome- please see information about upcoming work parties in the Maintenance News section. There are workparties planned for Cadderlie (Southwest Highlands), Meanach (Central Highlands) Guirdil, Rum (West Highlands), Greensykes (South Scotland), Strathchailleach (Northern Highlands), Greg's Hut (North England), and Dubs Hut (Lake District) as well as at our major new project at Abyssinia in Argyll.

Want to stay in a bothy?  Have a look at our FAQ's for further information.

MBA Members : Would you rather have an e-version of the Newsletter and the Annual Report and Accounts?   If you would rather read such publications on the website, contact mba@hendersonblack.co.uk

Bothies currently unavailable

Ruigh Aiteachain is currently closed whilst a major refurbishment by the Estate is underway.  It is not expected to re-open before spring 2017.

Culra Bothy is now closed permanently - a professional asbestos survey found the building unsafe for use.  

2015 Annual Report and Accounts

The 2015 Trustees report and Accounts can be viewed here.

Member login and Membership Renewal (User name and Password) 

MBA members please note that the log-in details for the "Members Section" of this site (which includes the on-line membership renewal facility) are noted on page 2 of the latest Newsletter.  

Maintenance News

15-17 April

Workparty 29 April - 1 May

Greensykes Workparty
28-20 April

Strathchailleach, 28 - 30 April
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General News

Radio Found at Gameshope

Luib Chonnal
Busy weekend 24-26 March

Ultimate Navigation School
Special Discount for MBA members

Oban Bothy
Limited Accomodation 21-25 April

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