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Please note that Culra is now closed permanently.  Ruigh Aiteachain is still closed for major refurbishment; we don’t have a date for reopening yet.  Wainhope is now closed until the end of summer due to ospreys nesting nearby Other bothies may be currently closed because of estate activities; please see the individual bothy pages for […]

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Rowchoish Workparty – 27-29 April – Limited Accommodation

There will be some temporary disruption at Rowchoish bothy, by Loch Lomond, over the weekend of 27th to 29th April due to a work party being held. The SWH&I area meeting will also take place at 11am on the 29th (Sunday); everyone and anyone is welcome to attend the WP and/or the meeting. Due to […]

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Ryvoan – Do Not Cut Live Wood!

The Estate have expressed concerns that some people are, rather foolishly (as it doesn’t burn at all well), cutting live wood to use as fuel at Ryvoan This is an area of native forest regeneration and live wood should not be cut under any circumstance.   It’s only a short walk from the Glenmore car park […]

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Major Work Party at Oban, 7-10 May

If you’re intending to visit Oban bothy during this period it is advised that you take a tent. A work party is taking place and accommodation will be much reduced.

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White Laggan Workparty on BBC2 – Sat 28th April

BBC2 is currently broadcasting a 6 part documentary entitled The Forest about the lives of those who work in the Galloway Forest.   Episode 3, to be broadcast Sat 28th April, at 9pm, features a workparty to install a new stove at White Laggan bothy and is well worth a watch (as, indeed, is the whole […]

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New Stove at Burleywhag

After a number of weather related delays over the winter, the stove at Burleywhag has at long last been successfully replaced. Colin Brash led the work party which in addition to the new stove and liner also pressed ahead with guttering work. Most importantly, all the water off the back roof will now be carried […]

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Wainhope – Closed Until End of Summer

The annual arrival of nesting ospreys means that Wainhope bothy, in the Kielder Forest, is now closed until they depart at the end of the summer.   We will post a message here when it is available for use again.

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