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What is a Bothy?

Bothies and bothying have been described as many things. Holiday homes they are not.

Using a Bothy

The great attraction of using bothies is that there really aren't any rules as such.

Maintaining a Bothy

Except bookkeeping and membership services, the association is entirely run by volunteers.

Make a Bothy Report

If you can take a photo of a fault that you find, then that could be extremely helpful.

Attend a Work Party

The work party is a mainstay of the association, without it little would get done.

Bothy Code

The Bothies maintained by the MBA are available by courtesy of the owners. Please respect this privilege.


First Time at a Bothy? You may find our Frequently Asked Questions helpful!


Visitors to bothies are asked to respect agreements between the Association and bothy owners.

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Mountain Bothies Association is a charity registered in Scotland, no. SC008685 and a company limited by guarantee and registered in Scotland, no. SC191425